Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Art of Saying Something Stupid -- Two

The art of saying something really stupid can at times be harder than coming up with something smart. Sure, it's not too tough to say something stupid; but to say something really, really stupid - that's the difficult part. On occasions though, one does come up with a really dumb gem that provides laughter for all those around.

One of the better examples was provided here.

Another example that comes shooting to mind is one that occurred about 2 months back. A group of us were in college for the Annual Day Ceremony in order to collect some prizes. Dinner was set up on the lawns for the parents and teachers. We weren't sure whether students were allowed to dine over there as well. So we asked one of the volunteers who said that prize winning students were invited to dinner.

So after helping ourselves to a round or two of tomato soup, we picked up a plate and proceeded toward the buffet tables. After piling our plates with generous helpings of food, we sat ourselves down and started to dig in. However, the food turned out (in typical Indian style) to be too spicy and I soon started popping sweat beads. Even the others whose palates were more suited to spicy Indian cuisine were complaining about the fiery nature of the food.

Just then a professor (whom some of us knew) approached and shaking his head said, "I don't like this."

We assumed he was referring to the food. Siddarth replied, "I know! It's way too spicy!"

The professor continued, "I didn't ask you that. I meant you aren't supposed to be here! This is for parents and staff only."

By now we had all turned reddish, especially dear Sid. I pretended to develop a sudden interest in something in my plate and proceeded to fiddle around with it with my fork, never looking up. Sid tried to explain that we were informed that prizewinners too were invited to the dinner. Whether he believed us or not I don't know, but the professor did walk away saying he was sorry. We decided (quite wisely) to gobble down whatever we could in five minutes and left without dessert (first time I've probably ever done that)!

I guess it’s true – never talk with your mouth full!

14 comments:

Salil said...

Can never foget that day! I still avoid the prof whenever I see him, especially in the canteen. ;-)

arnold said...

that night u mean! yea.. somehow i hvnt come across him too much after tht (luckily)... omG!! rmbr the time he came to class with his fly open????

Anonymous said...

arre, bull..u didnt have dessert..we ahd coffee n icecream,dude or was that the tronix time?

---Anand

arnold said...

tht was the tronix time dude!! u werent there when this hppnd.... it was after the Annual Day during the gathering time!!

Varun said...

hey seriously whos this guy? Confronts you at da dinner nd then walks in da class wid his fly open?? :P Some one frm our dept?

arnold said...

guess guess... i'm sure he's taught u atleast one subj!

Varun said...

hmm PNM or mebbe Infinite loop??

Salil said...

The maths guy in FE...

Varun said...

maths guy in fe??? hmm SRB2 ... or mebbe Bhachao ... :P

arnold said...

who's SRB2??? cud be him.. this guy's surname does start with "B"!! any more guesses??

Anonymous said...

SRB2 is prob the "band"man, right? & how many free dinners does tht make--tronix, mechatrix, gathering et al? u deserved to be caught.. i somehow remember a mech prof teling us off during mechatrix, if ya remember.

--Anand

arnold said...

anand, dont forget tht only one of them was undeserved! for tronix, i worked my ass off when i wasnt even in the dept!! so i deserved tht dinner! and the gathering dinner too, since i won a prize over there... i guess u cud say the mechatrix one was a bit undeserved, by wht the heck! buy two, get one free???

Dagny said...

i can bet tht prof mus b "bandoooooooo" .....
*winks*

arnold said...

whoa!! how the hell did u guess tht???