Saturday, August 4, 2012

Don't seek sense....

Well, I met this guy in a train. He was reading a book and I had nothing else to do than to disturb him. He had a girl's picture as a bookmark, so I thought to disturb him by asking him whether the lady in the picture was his sister. He got stalled by the question and replied indignantly that the girl was his first girlfriend. I found it very creepy- first girlfriend's picture as a bookmark. But the girl was real pretty.

I went ahead with the conversation and he told me that he was an MBA. I laughed and said that I was cognizant of the fact that MBA was the most unproductive profession and if the world was ever going to end, it should because of the increase in number of MBAs. They do nothing except talk and put a sham cover on their face. Like someone said Bschools in India just polish the pebbles and dim the diamonds. I told him that MBAs are nothing but shallow, verbose and insolent. Haha, you should have looked at his face.

The book he was reading was some Murakami's Kafka on the Shore. I asked him to quote something nice from the book. He was rude and told me that he did not wish to. Then I allowed him to read for few minutes and pounced at him with another question that I knew he had read several books but whether had he read his ownself (source of the question: Bulleh Shah, a sufi poet)? He looked at me but then decided to ignore me.

I again told him that did he know that the phrase "This too shall pass" is a farce. He asked me how? I said I don't know how but I have an example of your bookmark.

Well I spoke a lot to this sorted out guy but nothing made any sense to him. I told him that he should seek aesthetics and not sense in my lines I speak and quoted Nabokov that the evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.

Thank You.

I felt


Shubhendu Bhardwaj said...

its very uncharacteristic of your personality to bug ppl in train...:)

mad_mumbler said...

VC high they kya???

mikimbizi said...

hooo..hooo... you could have ended the conversation by tickling him.

bondgal_rulz said...

Lol! poor thing wouldn't have known what hit him :P