Sep 3, 2010

of warming up... and liking me.

*edited to add another convo, by public demand.

since nothing exciting is happening in my life - besides on-now, off-now weekends, stalled cars and late night train rides, here's for a couple of the conversations that I can recollect.
we'd gone to get take-out from a newly opened desi restaurant. the lady there, while really sweet and friendly, had a thick manglorean (?) accent. (i cannot place south indian accents - so i could be wrong) she got us our order in a container and asked:
should i warm it for you?

vin looked at her - with an extremely quizzical expression, and went "HUH?"
i realized he was missing the point.
i also realized that asking him there, would not be wise. so I told the lady "i will warm it, thank you"

later, in the car, i looked at vin and said "what happened there?"
he explained:"i thought she's asking "should I VOMIT for you?" and i was like... What?! WHY?! NO...EWWW... HUH?!?! and all that was flashing in my head... till you replied, and i realized what she'd said!"


we were in the car at a red light. the car behind was a little too close for comfort. vin drove ahead a bit. the car behind followed.
vin: get AWAY from me! i do NOT want you so close. me: huh?
vin: the truck. behind. tell him to get away from me. why does he like me so much!
me: maybe it's a girl who likes you.
vin: the truck doesn't look like it's being driven by a chick. it's a guy.
me: then maybe the guy likes me, so he's following us. vin - very seriously- : no, honey. you don't know. nobody other than me likes you.

whenever we book a rental car, we usually go with enterprise. i've called them on numerous occasions, and ALWAYS it's someone called "chris" who answers the call. whether i call their customer service, their offices - in different locations, or different cities, even - it's always "chris".
so i was mentioning it to Vin that maybe they have an employee name kinda thing going on. where everybody who joins has to call himself "chris".
but, of course, the PhD has wittier explanations
vin: no, no.. nothing you know. it's because this IS a 'chris-tian' country.