Sunday Rambles

18 Jan

Never have my camera around when I need it..driving in a part of Bangalore that I don’t usually go to, I saw a sign for a Dental clinic.. “so what” you might ask.. well it was called “Eka Dantha” Dental Clinic…

Now I know Eka Dantha is a name for Lord Ganesha but it also means “One Toothed” (actually one tusked).. can’t be very good for the dental business..

A friend narrated an interesting incident. Someone who worked for him a long time ago, came and visited him. When my friend asked about the visit, he said “Sir, I am moving away to my hometown and I wanted to pay my last respects to you”… guffaw !!!

My final ramble for this Sunday evening before I go meet a couple of buddies for a drink…

I hate software updates.. yeah, I know they are useful but they seem to happen at the most inappropriate time.

Scene 1: Browsing important site..suddenly firefox decides that it wants to ask your permission to restart because it installed a new update to itself…

Scene 2: Want to shut down and leave urgently… Windows says its installing updates and will shut down automatically…then you see the screen that says Installing Update 1 of 75 …. what the **** !!!!


20 Responses to “Sunday Rambles”

  1. Prashanth January 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Eka dantha! I remeber seeing this board!!

  2. Nalini Rao January 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Vijay: 15 years back when we moved to Delhi and were beedi suttufying( sudo beedi alla ree, !!) we found this Diagnostic Center in NOIDA called “The Final Diagnosis”. I wonder if the idiot even knew what the book was all about!!

  3. Vijay January 19, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    @Prashanth: LOL.. funny name 🙂
    @Nalini: Too funny… I would never suspect you of beedi sutting..

  4. Nikhil January 19, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Eka Dantha Dental Clinic!! Oh man, I’m still on the throes of a 10-minute laugh riot! 😀

  5. sindhu January 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    get smart like us kids, move to linux, move to open source! shouldn’t be a problem for you, you guys have LUG meets and install fests all throughout the year there (did you hear about 2008 at IISc campus? i was there 😉

  6. BlueMist January 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    I dont know what it is between dental clinic names and Ganesha names. Infact the clinic I visit is also Vinayak Dental Clinic 😀

    and totally with you on those software updates thingy 😦

  7. Rajaram January 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Good one !..I think the dentist is trying to confirm that his patients will go back with atleast one tooth !!..This reminds of a good slogan infornt of a tailor shop in Malleswaram area….”God made men and we make them gentle men”……Nice gesture from a past worker ..S/W upgrades can only upgrade the down time of the H/W ( making them useless)

  8. Aditya January 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    “..I am moving away to my hometown and I wanted to pay my last respects to you”

    Nice lift of dad’s old joke. I think I’ve been hearing that one for 15 years now. 😉

  9. litterateuse January 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    Hahaha, what were they thinking! That’s like calling a hair salon Iqbal 😛


  10. Vijay January 20, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    @Nilhil 😀
    @Sindhu: Firefox is from Mozilla… it has updates even on Linux
    @bluemist: really.. I say.. these software guys
    @rajaram: LOL
    @Aditya: didnt want to use his name
    @litterateuse: ROFL

  11. Veena January 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    That last respect thing is too good. I was recently reading some email which had some similar english sentences with incorrect commas etc.,

  12. vinay January 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    reminds me of the classic TP Kailasam joke on Iyengar Bekere ( job openings for Iyengaris)

  13. December Stud January 21, 2009 at 1:40 am #

    While driving back from Crater Lake, a banner outside a Jack-In-The-Box (a fast food place):

    “50% off. All old products NEED to go”

    Outside a restroom (toilet), while hiking up in Yosemite:

    “Bears in the restrooms. Be careful with your things”

    And a classic advertisement on radio, when I was growing up in India. The product was:

    “Bahubali banian mattu kaachaagaLu”


  14. Alice January 21, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    Eka Dantha” Dental Clinic…

    makes me feel as if the freak will remove all my teeth and just keep ‘ek dantha’

    lol…. had fun reading it… 😀 😀 😀

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  16. amreekandesi January 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm #

    Microsoft is amazingly shameless with the software upgrades…other softwares often give the option of waiting for a bit before restarting the computer, but windows – first it has to restart every time you do the smallest change, and it has to restart immediately.

    No ‘restart later’ for them!

  17. Vijay January 23, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    @veena 🙂
    @vinay ha ha.. that was classic
    @DS: LOL
    @Alice: come out “single” (toothed) .. 😀
    @Richa: Thanks..
    @amreekan You are correct… sometimes I leave the table and come back to find my pc in the throes of a restrart 😦

  18. praneshachar January 26, 2009 at 3:16 am #

    “Sir, I am moving away to my hometown and I wanted to pay my last respects to you”… guffaw !!!
    DS your bahubali advt. is super
    eka danta dental clinic ( only one tooth will be left when you leave the clinic!!!! yaradu
    patientada ? doctorada?
    nice sunday rambles which iam reading on monday

  19. Chitra February 10, 2009 at 4:22 am #

    yeah eka dantha … lol no thot behind it absolutely. who wants to be the one toothed? :))

  20. Jyotsna February 24, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    Driving around here we found this sign on a house for sale – “For Sale with Owner” – instead of perhaps what should have been “For Sale by Owner”.

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