Wednesday, 7 November 2012

One Funny Miscommunication



People in general are very much attracted to babies and many of us don’t hesitate to approach the parents to have a close look at their cutie pies.  New mothers usually have hell lot of confusions and whenever they see a woman holding a baby they would never hesitate to approach her and discuss about their confusions.  One day my wife took Jia to a nearby park. I think Jia was into her 4th month that time. The park is usually crowded with Parents/Grandparent and their little angels during the early evening. One elderly lady was holding a cute baby and as soon as she encountered Anjali, she approached her to have a look at Jia.

Now there was a little problem as the elderly lady spoke in Kannada. Although Anjali doesn't understand Kannada, except for a few words but sometimes she pretend that she know Kannada very well.  Specially while dealing with any auto driver she would behave like that. For example if she needs to ask any auto driver whether he would go to JP Nagar?, she would ask  something like this “Eddu… JP Nagara?“ Few times I have noticed some kind of secret smile on the driver’s face.  



Now the elderly lady asked Anjali something and Anjali didn't have any idea what she asked? She simply replied “Eddu… 4 months aaa” The lady was not satisfied with her reply and again she started to ask something in Kannada. Now Anjali was not in any mood to say “Sorry. I don’t know Kannada; can you please speak in Hindi or English?” She tried her best to convince the old lady and the drama continued for a while. Finally the poor lady realized that it would not work out like that and all of a sudden she pulled down the pajama of the baby she was holding and let Anjali had a close look at him to let her know that  it’s a baby boy. Immediately Anjali realized what the lady actually asked her?  and she replied “Oh! My little one is a baby girl and we named her Jia”


26 comments:

  1. nice blog and nicely narrated stories... good

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  2. This blog is new benchmark in being funny :D

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    1. He He Sandeepan :) Thanks a lot :)

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  3. heheehe.. I was in bangalore dor three years and hv seen many people trying to communicate in kannada who doesnt know kannda and tht includes me :) :)

    Good one :)

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    1. Ha ha Prasoon :) You too! I thought of learning Kannada earlier but some how that enthu was not there,may be b'coz in Bangalore one can easily survive without knowing Kannada :)

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  4. hahaha!!! enterprising old woman - she got her message accross!! LOL!

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    1. :):)yah,she got her message accross :)

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  5. Oh Jahid da!! u shud ask me...OMG!! many a times when myself n Anjali wud travel back home togthr frm college or if we wanted to go any other place and if both of us decide to tak an auto she wud say" Kim, tu ruk ja, tu chinki dikhti hai, so these ppl are very smart so they wud hike the fare..I used to say ok maybe she's right and wud let her approach the auto fella, She wud be so confident and wud bargain for the fare just by qouting the fare and the place name..te auto fella agrees and we hop in and later the auto fella wud start conversing, thatz te tym u shud see Anjali hw she tries so hard to speak pretending she knows kannada very well ..but finally the auto fella has to giv up n zipps his mouth..and i cudn hold myself frm bursting out into laughter'..This park incident reminded me of many other such funny incidents i had with Anjali coz of her Kannada speaking skill..and never giving up on spking Kannada:)..jai ho Anjali..mwaah!!

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    1. He he Kim, Nice to know that you have also experienced Anjali's Kannada skills :)

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  6. You know what,, ye sari biwiyan ek jaisi techniques hi use karti hain. Meri biwi bhi exactly aise hi kaam karti hai whenever she tries to use Marathi for communication

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    1. Ha ha .. tera bibi bhi? :) zamana ho gaya yaar, ek get together banta hai. kya bolta hai?

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  7. Hey Jahid, remember when me and Partha were asked to sit with the girls !!!

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    1. kaun sa class mai yaar? thora memory leak ho gaya lagta hai :)

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  8. lol..what a funny situation it creates if we doesnt know the language..
    BDW the pic is soo cute :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Aswathy :) it's Anjali and Jia in the pic

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  9. Just saw this one and cudnt help laugh out loud!

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    1. Hehe.. I am glad U enjoyed it :)

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  10. really nice one.. You've got a good score from indiblogger.. 84/100 looks great.. like mark written over an answer sheet.. haha.

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    1. Haha.. Glad U enjoyed the post Swati :) Hmmm.. quite decent score :)

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