Friday, November 05, 2010
I'll Be Your Rockstar
i went to the doctors again yesterday because my tonsils are still irritating me. the usual doc wasn't in, think he went for festive holidays already. instead it was a lady doctor with an english accent. maybe she studied abroad? the conversation:
she: so what's the problem?
me: i had tonsils few days ago, it's gone down, but it's still irritating.
she: let's have a look.
she: well it's going down. not much i can do. should be back to normal in a few days. just a matter of time. i can't give you antibiotics.
me: but it's the festive season. i wanna be ok.
she: a bit too late for that :)
me: it's the festive season.
she: well stay away from spicy and oily food. like briyani, curry, muruku...
me: yea i'll stick to white rice this year.
she: *eyes wide open* yes. white rice. maybe some soup?
me: not part of the menu, but i'll see what mom can do *squints eyes* ... maybe some lozanges will help? since i'm already here. it gets hard to talk. there's phlegm when i speak. sometimes it's hard to finish a sentence. the throat is irritating me.
she: then don't talk *smiles*
me: (i didn't see that medical advice coming my way) i can't. it's part of my job. it's just very scratchy.
she: rockstar. maybe you're on your way to being a rockstar.
me *one eyebrow raised*
she: scratchy voice. husky. maybe you could be rod stewart. or are you too young to know who rod stewart is?
me: i know who he is.
am i not suppose to know who rod stewart is? or do i look like i just came out of highschool? hmmmm... but for the love of God. me singing? i cannot hold a note to save the queen of england and you think i can be a rockstar? that's too nice bordering sarcasm :P
the other day while walking to the aircraft,
one of the crew asked me,
"besides your name, which part of you is indian?"
after thinking for a sufficient time,
trying to be the least crude,
i replied while lifting my pants,
"i've got hairy legs?"
then she stormed off while yelling,
"euwww. sharman. not this early in the morning.
i stress again,
i tried to be the least crude :P
happy deepavali everyone!
wishing you good food, good times,
and all good things!