Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The ten-year itch

So I returned to the crime scene to pick up my new passport. Pushing my way through the crowd, I eavesdropped on more instances of "Agar yahan aisa hai toh socho India mein kaisa hoga?" and "Excuse me, my name is Ramamurthy Balakrishnan but my passport says Balakrishnan Ramamurthy!"

Finally I had my passport. As I flipped through it to ensure that there would be no reason for me to have to go back to the embassy and stand in the queue that extends to the road, it suddenly struck me why divorce rates in India are (still) lower than some other countries.

They put your spouse's name on your passport.



17 comments:

chirpy-paaro said...

hahahhaha.....
OMGGGG....I m laughing like anything...
GOLD!!!!

Sanchit said...

hahahaha

Sanket said...

LOL!!

Prats said...

Silver not claimed yet! I yell silver and bronze both... will now read the post

Prats said...

Ha ha ha
Ten year old Itch....
What a title ROTFL...

bhai tussi great ho....

Bhavya said...

Ha ha ha :D
totally hilarious!

santasizing...Fantasizing said...

toooo funnny bhai...sahi reason for the low divorce rates...who wants to have the passport office experience anyways..t.hey'd rather live with the annoying spouse:P

Urv said...

:D he he..

Btw, mere roomie ka naam hai
Ramamurthy Balakrishnan Iyer and his father's name is
Balakrishnan Ramamurthy Iyer :D socho kaisa confusion..

@Prats
Don't be too greedy dude :)

I claim Bronze!!!

shub said...

brilliant! :D

mythalez said...

lol @ 'ten year itch' !

@urv, given the name, ur roommate must be a tamilian .. some of whom have the tendency of having their father's first name as their surname .. and i guess ur roommate has been named after his grandfather (for the given name) thereby creating identical names for him and his father :D

Rosh said...

Sash bhai.

Utterly butterly funny!

@urv,mythalez. I have a Tamilian friend whose first name and surname are both the same. To top that, that's his dad's name as well.

Cheers,
Rosh
(http://roshabraham.blogsome.com)

Urv said...

@mythalez
Yes you are spot on :) He is a Tamilian. But only as far as the name goes. His native is on Kerala border, he was born in Maharashtra, brought up in Gujarat, and now lives in Karnataka. :)

@Rosh
Mannnnn!! That would be a lotta confusion :) Or rather no confusion :D

Art said...

haha.. Indian laws should have a rule, to apply for divorce you should already have a passport, the rates would come down even further

GG said...

howlarious! And I'm sure it's true...change your passport, change drivers license...stand in all those queues. UFF

GG said...

howlarious! And I'm sure it's true...change your passport, change drivers license...stand in all those queues. UFF

Nidhi said...

ROTFL

I cant stop laughing Bhai :)

Sayesha said...

#Paaro,
Oye tu Gold ke liye hans rahi hai ya post ke liye? Huh? :/

#Sanchit,
:D

#Sanket,
:D

#Prats,
Hahahaha! Greedy man!

//bhai tussi great ho....

Thank you thank you. Tussi bhi theek-thaak hi ho ji. :P

#Bhavya,
:D

#Santa fanta,
Hehe... precisely! :P

#Urv,
Baap re baap... maha confusion hota hoga! :))

#Shub,
Thanks! :D

#Mythalez,
:P

#Rosh,
//@urv,mythalez. I have a Tamilian friend whose first name and surname are both the same. To top that, that's his dad's name as well.

Hehehe... easy to name the kids in the family eh? No need to think of names. :D

#Urv,
Hahaha! Bechara must be coughing... usko pata bhi nahin hai that he's the topic of conversation at the bar. :))

#Art,
Hahahahahaha! :D

#GG,
Hehehe! :P

#Nidhi,
:D