Someone with a smiling face approached me at a grocery store when I was busily hunting for a three way lamp. It was a desi. That was unusual. For a desi to smile at you in US, it should comply with these rules, either he knows you or he needs something done by you. I don’t know him. My 7 to the power 12th sense alerted me.
“Hey howyodo?”, says he.
“Doing good, You ?”, reading seriously the carton of GE’s three-way lamp.
“So you work here ?”
“You mean this grocery store, No !!”. I thought he believed me to a cart push-boy there.
“That was funny…. I meant in Seattle”, says he with an instant laugh.
“Yeah”, answering and reading the same lamp carton again. Get lost, dude.
“Want to work on free time ?. I’ve got couple-a guys workin on part-time for me “.
I took three bulbs and said,”My hands are already full, like this”. Was curious on what area where those couple-a guys were working.
He continues without listening, “Its an e-commerce business that they are working on. Good Money”.
I googled my brain and sensed what he was upto. Asked,”And whats it called ?”
He said,”It’s called q……………”
I know. I know I know. Vudu Joot. BTW, goto pickup those three-way lamps tomorrow.
P:S – It’s only after this post, I realized I am so bad at writing direct speech. Punctuation sucks big time. Dialogue writing is a great art and not my cup of tea, atleast now. But don’t worry Mani Ratnam, I can improve 😉