I am a girl (Part II)…

This time the sender softens a bit and replies “ Oh! I am sorry to disturb your sleep. Hello I am Ankita”

Unable to make head or tail of the above line? Read the previous post here..

Mr. BKP thought this couldn’t be a gal. If the other person had been a gal she wouldn’t have told me her name so easily. So he shot another message.

BKP – I don’t think you are a gal. Please tell me who is this.
Ank – (Furiously). Hey mister who ever are you. Mind your tongue. If you cant respect a girl than don’t talk.

Mr. BKP thought wow; it’s my lucky day, a new week and new gal in tow. Lets try to impress her.

BKP – Hello, I am BKP. I am sorry. I thought its one of my friends playing prank. How you got my number?
Ank. – Hello BKP. I sent that message by mistake to you. It was for my friend.
BKP – Oh. That’s ok. Tell me what do you do?
Ank – I am doing my final year BDS from CODS (College of Dental Science), manipal. I am basically from kolar.
BKP – you are from manipal? I am also at manipal. I am from Bangalore but I am presently working here.
Ank – Don’t lie a guy from Bangalore will come down to work in such a small place no way.

(She also shot a few lines of kannada to test if he actually from Bangalore)

BKP – Hey it doesn’t mean I am from Bangalore than I will know Kannada.
Ank – Don’t lie any respectful kannadigga will know Kannada. Tell me the truth.
BKP – I am from . I have done my engineering from Bangalore.
Ank – Ok. So you are an engineer? That’s good. Are there any engineering companies around this place?
BKP – yes. There is a software company called
(Sorry. Company policies can’t name my company). It’s in Udupi. I work there.
Ank – so you are a software engineer. That’s good. My brother is in Intel, Bangalore.
BKP – No I am not a software engineer. I am a Quality Control Engineer. Actually, my brother is a PL in Honeywell, Bangalore (Another of his brother has come up) but I got placed through campus so had to come here.
Ank – Than jump to your bro’s company now.
BKP – I can’t cos I am a fresher. I joined this July only.
Ank – Ok. Bye. Class time.

The same day afternoon.

BKP – Good afternoon, Madam. Had your lunch?
Ank – No I will go now. Hey you just a testing engineer. I just talked to my brother and he told me quality control is nothing. And most of companies take freshers as trainee. How come you are promoted so fast?
BKP – It must be my capability that I have promoted.
Ank – I am impressed.
BKP – can you have lunch with me?
Ank – but you are in the company and manipal too far away from there.
BKP – No. I am at home. Today I have taken sick leave.
Ank – Why what happened?
BKP – Fever.
Ank – Than why don’t you take rest. We will have lunch some other day. Bye!!

The next day evening.

BKP – Hello. How are you?
Ank – I am fine. I should ask you this, How are you? Have you met any doctor?
BKP – I am down with viral fever.
Ank – than take rest and don’t forget to take medicine.
BKP – Thanks for being my friend, my only friend.
Ank – only friend? You don’t have friends? I mean People in the company.
BKP – they are there. But we just work in the company. There is no fun part involved.
Ank – what about your roommates?
BKP – They are my seniors. They treat me like a kid.

For most of you guys info. Mr. BKP is no kid and is never treated like kid.

Ank – oh that’s good. You have some one to look after you.
BKP – ya that’s there but than there is no friend na.
Ank – hey mummy came talk to you later.

The same night. After having a heavy dinner of 10 parota and half plate rice Mr. BKP messages.

BKP – hello. Had your dinner?
Ans – No. Mummy is preparing. I will have after that. What about you?
BKP – I told you na. My seniors treat me like a kid. They have brought me Milk and bread to have for dinner.
Ans – Oh that’s good. They are taking care of you.

On Friday anikta tells BKP that her mummy going back to native because her father is not keeping well.

What happened next read in next episode.

I am a girl…

This article includes few unknown characters and a prominent character known as BKP (name withheld without request). Incidentally this guy is also from Bihar and he is my flat mate.

Before we start the story a little bit of background about BKP. It will help you understand the article better. BKP is an electronics engineer, 2007 batch. He joined my company as a Trainee Control engineer (Trainee Tester, for technical personals). Two of his habit, which makes him different from other, is ?
1. Loves to boast about stuffs, which is indigestible. (For e.g. – He has a brother in USA working in some MNC, one studying in Harvard and don’t know how many more. Seems his father had just work after his marriage)

2. He loves girls. It’s not that boys love gals but he loves anything called a gal.

Now the story, It was a lonely Sunday night. Most us were went to the bed early because we knew what was in the store for us the very next day. It was Monday the worst day of the week. If you don’t know why it’s the worst day (Start working you moron). Our dear Mr. BKP as usual was chatting with something called a gal. It must be his good day ‘cos some one from an unknown messaged him. He shot back “who is this.” The person on the other side preferred to stay silent. And it’s the night end.

Next morning curiosity had the better of Mr. BKP and he sends another text
“Who is this?”

Pat comes a hostile reply, “ Robot, age -199 location – Dry River, Mars. Stop disturbing me you little earthling.”

Mr. BKP who learnt not to lose his confidence during such encounters sends another text, “Hey you its you who disturbed my sleep last night. So now tell me who are you and what on the sleeps name you sent me a good night message”

This time the sender softens a bit and replies “ Oh! I am sorry to disturb your sleep. Hello I am ………”

    To be continued…

For those who are cursing me please go and curse honeybee. I learned This trait from her.

I was screwed royally.

This post is written on a really serious note. If you are here for some fun and lighthearted article than STOP NOW!! Cos this article has got none of them

Yesterday was the day and the reasons were many.

A few days back one of my friend, who was my roomies, was told that he services is no longer required by the company (In short terminated). It was yesterday he left for Bangalore to search for a new job and better opportunities. I was sad!!

One of roomie lost his best friend to cancer. This guy is much older than me and one of few people whom I have never be seen as a sad person. He got the news in the evening and by 10 and he made a few calls (i.e. Mom dad, his friend’s family) than out of blue he comes out of his room and starts to cry. I have never seen some crying when I am not crying (Pun not intended). I was like oh no! Just minutes before every one went to sleep so it was me and him and there he was crying and I was sitting next to him just my arm over his shoulder sitting silently. May be that must have helped. Guys let what I have done was correct or wrong.

I had fight with one of roomies on a very trivial issue. It was just a verbal volley but it was there. May the series of the events happing made me blurt something, which I shouldn’t have. By night it was all fine but it such small things adds up to become a big issue.

The termination of my friend got me thinking, “am I the next one?”

Apple Facts

NOTE:This was the article i wrote for my company’s magazine some months back. Its a just a fact sheet. Hope you guys have something to add to it!!

As you have read this word you must have groaned ahhh.. another article on apple computers. Wait we are not talking about apple computers. We are talking about apple as a fruit, noun or anything else. So first thing first, why Apple! Well ladies and gentleman it was an Apple, which was the cause of the ultimate sin between Adam and Eve. Remember the Story?

So what else it comes to your mind when I say apple. For sure the name of great scientist Sir Isaac Newton will ring a bell. For those who still are searching for an answer he is the same person who discovered gravity.

Here are some of the interesting folklore on Apple.

• Swiss folklore holds that William Tell courageously shot an apple from his son’s head with his crossbow, defying a tyrannical ruler and bringing freedom to his people.

• Irish folklore claims that if an apple is peeled into one continuous ribbon and thrown behind a woman’s shoulder, it will land in the shape of the future husband’s initials.

• Apples are said to remove birthmarks when rubbed on the skin.

• In the fairy tale Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, the princess is killed, or sunk into a kind of coma with the appearance of death, by choking on a poisoned apple given to her by her stepmother. Later, the princess is jostled into coughing up the piece, miraculously returning her to life.

• In the United States, Denmark and Sweden, an apple (polished) is a traditional gift for a teacher. This stemmed from the fact that teachers during the 16th to 18th centuries were poorly paid, so parents would compensate the teacher by providing food. As apples were a very common crop, students would often give teachers baskets of apples. As wages increased, the quantity of apples was toned down to a single fruit.

• In Ancient Greece, a man throwing an apple to a woman was a proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted

And here are some Facts.

• The name of the Russian party Yabloko means “apple”. Its logo represents an apple in the constructivist style.
• Apple Records and Apple Computers both have the apple as their logo. Apple computer had to pay $80,000 to Apple Records for the use of the apple logo in a case filed by the apple records.
• Apple contains 25% air. That makes it float in water.
• Apple Computers first logo was Newton sitting underneath an apple tree.
• I bet if any one of you knew this. McIntosh is a variety of apple from which the name of Macintosh Operating system is taken.
• The founders of Apple Computer had one thing common in personal life they both had their first name as Steve. Steve wozniak and Steve Job.
• New York city is also called as the Big Apple.

Last but not the least always remember “An apple a day keeps the doctor away, if the doctor is lovable keep the Apple away”.

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple

Girls and Me!!

This post is about ladies, who came into my life.

Let me start from the very beginning. When I was no more than a maggot. Yes! the nursery school. I had more GF than today’s bollywood hunks. Who won’t fall for a cute, chubby, innocent smiling kid? The list of ladies included the cute class teacher, the pretty little things and their moms. Man those were the days. I have forgotten the count of kisses I got from those. But with loves comes hate and there were some who hated me for getting so much love from all the four corners. They were non other than the pet dogs that started missing those lovely kisses, those cuddling which were passed on to me.

Soon I grew up and so do my popularity. I was admitted to the best school in town and the popularity reached before the person. I was already a star. The gals were head over heels and the guys wanted my head for their heels. Who would have so much popularity in school? Whenever I passed in the corridor girls would scream “Oh! Santosh is going.” Than one day one of my friend said “Yaar! Its more than a month you last took bath, the stink is unbearable.” Any one can assume that my popularity among girls by the simple fact. On rakhi I was the one with the maximum number of rakhi tied. The last time I was in school I had more rakhi sisters than Girl Friends.

Then came the college and I was hit the fact “99% of the girls in colleges are beautiful the Rest 1% are in my college.” College life saw me loosing my popularity because of two facts.

1. No one saw me in college one week before and after Rakhi (Experience Counts)
2. My notebook was the cleanest. Except the first page where my name was written

And than I joined a software firm. Here I expected some really good-looking gals but luck was not on my side. With a ratio girls to boys of 1:10 I never had a chance.

P.S. 28th is rakhi and I have already taken 5 days leave. (Again experience counts). I hope some of the inexperienced one get eliminated on this day ?