Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Gen(e)iuses at work

Every time Viv does something strange and I point it out, he tries to push the blame to his genes.

"I know, my Dad does this too." He would shrug his shoulders and say. I didn't believe him at all.

Okay, now sample this.

A few months ago, we were walking around in San Francisco when I saw a group of people travelling on the road on strange-looking vehicles. Call me ignorant but I did not know what that was.

"What's that?" I asked Viv.

"Segway tour."

"Huh? What's that?"

"Segway tour."

"Ughh... But what is a Segway tour???"

"Segway..." He said slowly, paused and looked at me, as if that was explanation enough, and then concluded with "tour!"

And he continued walking leaving me gaping at him in the middle of the road.

So we had an argument about my lack of knowledge about Segway tours and his lack of erm, vocabulary. And I won and it concluded with him saying, "Hmmm... actually my dad does this too."

Fast-forward to the present.

We were thinking of suitable touristy activities for the in-laws who have been to Singapore so many times they have already seen the usual stuff.

"Oooh I know! Why don't you try the reverse bungee this time???" I suggested.

"What's that?" My Mom-in-law asked.

Before I could open my mouth, Dad-in-law had spoken.

"Reverse bungee." He said.

"Huh? What's that?"

"Reverse bungee." He said.

"Ughh... But what is reverse bungee???" She asked.

"Reverse..." He said slowly, paused and looked at her, as if that was explanation enough, and then concluded with "bungee!"

Mom-in-law and I looked at each other and shook our heads, united in our agony.

I feel your pain, sistah.



27 comments:

nidhi said...

Gold!!! and Hilarious

anks said...

:D

i know ppl who do the same thing... feel the pain too... well written post...

anks said...

:D

i know ppl who do the same thing... feel the pain too... well written post...

Sanket said...

That's epic!!

And yeah, SILVER :P

Arun said...

Funny!

What's that?

Funny! Funny! Funny!

LOL!

Arun said...

BTW, is the search for truth on hiatus?

Dewdrop said...

That's funny :D

Menagerie said...

Thats funny, although I loooove Segway, tried it at Sentosa recently, so much fun. More adventure things to do in Singapore, Megazip and Parajump both at Sentosa :)

shweta said...

Awesomely put!!

Geomon said...

hilarious!rofl.like father like son eh? :P

Geomon said...

Bronze :D

How do we know said...

c, for once, Viv is telling the truth!

江冠彭珮李佳宏陽筠 said...

走過路過~不能錯過~哈哈............................................................

Arun said...

Are genes implicated in humor as well?

Raja Swaminathan said...

Ha ha!
This was hilarious!
Had me ROFL all the way.
Good one, Sayesha. :-)

Worry said...

Hey sayesha…
I have been following ur blogs since some time..but this is the first time I am leaving any comment…I think u write really well so natural….straight from heart types  (u must have heard it couple of times)..i have an elder sis and she also has a daughter so I adore blogs about ur tiny tapori…..tc and keep blogging

Dewdrop said...

You are tagged :)

http://dewdrop-world.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-sins-against-gender-stereotypes.html

Let me know if you would like to do it :)

Sayesha said...

#nidhi,
:D

#anks,
Thanks. :)

#Sanket,
:D

#Arun,
Thanks. :) The search for truth will be a monthly post so I can collate the best (as in, worst) keywords. :P

#Dewdrop,
:)

#Menagerie,
Oooh Sentosa has Segway, didn't know that! Sentosa scares me these days. I'll go to check out the look after the casino crowd dies down a little.

#shweta,
Thanks. :)

#Geomon,
You said it. :P

#How do we know,
Yeah... and what a truth it is! :D

#Arun,
Viv's sense of humour is exemplary. Na koi aisa tha no koi aisa hoga. :P

#Raja,
Thanks. :)

#Worry,
Thanks for (finally!) commenting and for your kind words. :)

#Dewdrop,
Well, I am 'The Bhai' so that's my contribution to the tag :D
PS: Reeling from the shock of reading the phrase "things your gender is not supposed to do"! :O :O :O

Arun said...

Hehe, The Bhai, I was really asking about your humor genes, like do you have an extra mutation or something? :)

玉婷良DGFHFJ瑋黃吳 said...

還是喜歡這裡-支持你..................................................................

Sayesha said...

#Arun,
EXTRA mutation???? So you're implying that I already have some mutation? :| Time to buy the newspaper and head for Arun's house. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Arun said...

I would tremble in my socks if I was wearing socks :)

Sayesha said...

#Arun,
Sheesh. Your comment socks!! :P :P

Arun said...

Courtesy Google Devata, Goethe's Mephistopheles to Dr Faust:

Thou’rt after all-just what thou art.
Put on thy head a wig with countless locks,
And to a cubit’s height upraise thy socks,
Still thou remainest ever, what thou art.

--

I too upraise my socks in vain, the rolled newspaper comes my way regardless. :)

Sudeep said...

he he he..
Sach bolo toh bhi females yakeen nahi karti :P

Akshay said...

u r very very refreshing... :D

Neha said...

Guys can make you feel like this! Like, this is this...dint you know that?Its so obvious! Drives me up the wall!

And this is more to irritate us than anything else...like yelling at the top of their voice, hey i know a little more than you!