Wednesday, August 23, 2006

My little secret


Now that another batch of juniors and few of my friends have come to US, I was trying to recollect my initial days here. My biggest complaint used to be that everything here was the wrong way. It wasn't just the traffic on the roads. Too many things, including the flush in the toilet were on the wrong side and it was just too hard for me to get used to. However, that's not what I want to talk about now.

I was thinking of something stupid that I did after landing here; something that came to my mind yesterday and made me smile.

After landing here, I was just getting used to the new place and surroundings. Everything was new to me and I was curious to find out how each thing works. After playing with the stove and the TV remote for some time, I noticed the telephone. Immediately, I picked up the phone, dialed 161, hung up and waited for the phone to ring. Actually, 161 is a simple automated test call system in India and we used to play with it a lot. We used to make these 161 test calls, pretend as if someone had really called and then fool others by telling them that they had received a call. Obviously, it didn't work here although I did try some 4 - 5 times before accepting defeat.

Now that I think of it, I guess it was just me trying to find my home environment in a foreign place where everything was different. I was probably just trying to find things that hadn't changed. I am quite sure everyone else too would have tried the same or at least something similar. I wonder why we all hate change so much.

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PS: I guess my post title made you read through this fully. I might employ this dirty trick again. Beware !!

3 comments:

Quality custom essay writing services said...

Yes, the title of this post really gets you read it. Though I think you are exaggerating : America does not have so many things that differ from other countries, I mean all those aplliances and"clever" devices. What is different in US it is people, Alot has been said about americans, but i had to characterize them with a single word I would say " too agressive", though there are exceptions of course. and what do u think of them?

Dilips said...

This was most easily the worst chronicle ever reported.....useless, uninteresting and boring piece of writing ever...

Aravind said...

@Dilip:
merci pour le chocolat...!!!

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