Aug 15, 2008

c'mon baby, light my fire!

this happened ages ago. in a dark, dingy place we called office. was my first job.
in an advertising agency.

there was this art guy in the office who had just come to b'bay from calcutta. extremely talented guy, but he really was not conversant in english. leave alone, hindi. it was an effort to explain things to him and answer his doubts. u could never figure out whether he was actually hitting on u or being genuinely misguided by the language. he also thought he was god's gift to women. i have no clue why. the dude also loved smoking. but didn't carry a lighter or smokes. he usually flicked a ciggie off his juniors.

one fine day, while i was out in the stairway chatting with my boss - me with a coffee, she with a ciggie - dude walked out. stood in great style, leaning against the railing. then, he condescendingly glanced at us. decided, we should be blessed by His Highness and walked upto us. he looked at the boss lady, fished out a ciggie from his pocket, slipped it into his mouth, and said "heyy A, will you light my fire?"

not only did he not get his fire lit by A, he got incessantly ragged for the rest of the 3 months that i was there!

16 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

HA HA HA ! classic!

La vida loca said...

hahahhahahahha
hooo somethin dirty crossed my mind

Orchid said...

what a moron!!....i have seen the likes and they are so full of it!

neway..what does he know, he is a blog post today!! :)

Mystic Margarita said...

LOL! I knew a couple of art guys like the one you mention from my agency days! :p Hilarious!

Galadriel said...

ohh, almost beats my awesomely awesome "hey babe, can i lift you?" when i was standing outside FC trying to figure out if i was rich enough to take an auto rickshaw or fit enough to walk to the bus stop.

rayshma said...

galadriel: LOL!!! did u get "lifted", then? eh? cheapskate! :P

rita: i used to find it very strange then. later, i realized that talent didn't recognize language skills... :)

orchie: yeah, moron he was. but he's a genius! forget a blog post. he's won a coupla awards as well!

loca: control, gurl... control! ;)

pavi: what u upto, eh?

Keshi said...

hahaha wut a cheesy guy!!!

Keshi.

DewdropDream said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

What a story!!! What a line!!!

Ria said...

OMG!tht was seriously embarrassing. btw u hav a nice blog.

RADhika said...

hihihihihi... some people!

:D

lostonthestreet said...

U know what?? I am going to use that exact line next time I am in a pub with all girls!!! I have a feeling it just might work:-)

lostonthestreet said...

where did my precious comment disappear? :(

Anonymous said...

whata story!!! lol...

u've led an interseting life...

:D


suma

Pixie said...

LOL!!

DotThoughts said...

ROTFL. ROTFL. Best story I have ever , ever heard. Wow.

prashanti said...

LOL!!!!!!