just when i want my brain to function at its full capacity, it has applied (and qualified) for sick leave..
i met 2 ladies, one was an acquaintance and the other one a stranger, a really old looking woman..noticing the striking resemblance between the two, i blurted out “oh, so she is your mother, eh?”.
only she turned out to be an elder sister, elded only by 5 years!..God, what was i thinking?!..a real chaploos person like me involved in such a PR disaster? mere idea is beyond me..i mean i go out of the way to make people (specifically strangers) comfortable..even If someone is wearing just clean clothes, i declare them “well-dressed” irrespective of the quality & quantity of clothes in question..Even to the people who are aware of and resigned to their ugly-duckling-status, i point out the beauty of well-shaped nose, balanced ears and not protruding teeth.(And the effectiveness of this blatant slight exaggeration is evident from the attitude these uglies hurl my way after regaining their confidence ) even poverty-stricken people barely surviving on countable-on-pinky-finger-alone worth of necessities, leave my company feeling (and behaving) like Warren Buffett. i remember telling our sweeper about countless blessings she had, but my otherwise effective communication skills couldnt dent her skeptical demeanor.finally i added my own example for her comfort and told her how i am poor without a brother and she is richer with 6,7 brothers she had..it worked.she started offering me condolences instead.hehe
in short, i was totally caught by surprise by this once in a life time (hopefully) PR tragedy and i am working on the damage control..
khair you guys enjoy tis video..a real traffic cop from US