Hai friends :)
Nice to catch u all after a longggggggggggggggggg time. My blog have been idle for months together and am here with a post to make it alive:) Recently i had been to Delhi and it was one of the most memorable ever.. Amidst so much experiences at different places i never knew a language will give quite comic and tragic memory to remind off :)..
We happened to visit one of the well known bazaars of delhi, the palika bazaar. Known for its name, underground construction and ofcourse for the huge price with which u can even bargain and get an item for the lowest cost. Before going itself v heard from few people that the goods may not be reliable and would be at the high cost. So we were cautious in purchasing.. We purchased quite a few number of good things and finally my brother ended up in a shop for getting Playstation cd's( one which guys of his grade are crazy about).. When we popped into the shop we all suggested him not to buy it and it may not work.. And with one final condition we agreed to buy if the shopkeepers checks the cd's and confer it to us.. We asked for the shopkeeper to check and he said that he couldn't though he had the sufficient PS to check over there..
Then v moved on to the next shop and asked for the same and that particular shopkeeper was so candid that he accepted to check the cd's which v buy there.. He led us to another shop apart from his and finally v ended up in the same shop where v had been just a couple of minutes bak ;) The shopkeeper was looking horrible and accepted to check finally.. To our great expectation the first cd didn't work.. From talking to the shopkeeper before v presumed that the person knows only hindi as he was replying only in hindi for all that v asked.. And when the cd didn't work v were all talking to my bro like this is the thing that happens everywhere and v were telling him not to buy and was even talking about the shopkeepers tactics in selling the cd's , scolded him inbetween with a boldness that he doesn't know tamil.. And then too he went on with the second cd and to his fortune it worked well.. He turned back to my brother and said "தம்பி இந்த சிடி வொர்க் ஆகுது ".. He said that and gave a very strange look.Oh my god .. We were taken back and especially me! Was struck by the fact that he do knows tamil.. Just managed the situation and walked away.. With few steps away v all bursted out with laughter for having made such a fuzz and infact had no other other way to react over that. Still that person's face haunts me... I was just wondering what all comedies v make when v have a language barrier.. The situation gets tough at tyms and comic at tyms when u dont understand the opponent's word and either on the other side he/she understand ur lang.. Ofcourse one of the memorable incident and for godsake should not meet that shopkeeper again if i happened to be in delhi:)
Moral: Appearances are deceptive.. very true in this case.. And v must know atleast to communicate the basic thoughts in different languages that too when v go for different places..