Sign on a car:
" Don’t Peep, your daughter just might be the one in the back seat!"
After 6 days in the Garden City, one conclusion is certain- People here have a great capacity to eat!
Went to this interesting place called Spiga, since we didn’t get a table at Sunny’s – where Anil Kumble was dining! I didn’t even see him at first.. this 8 year old girl who was accompanying us (& who seems to have memorised all the songs from dhoom) also missed the celebrity..so we went back. First we peered through the glass.. I glanced across (ok he was anil kumble, no lookalike as i had thought) Little girl obviously couldn’t see him coz she’s well -little (heightwise) So i picked her up..Did u see him? No, where is he..who is he..? Lol
So we walked further so that she could see him through the opening between the walls. He’s the one wearing glasses, i said. Where? Arre look across..table in front. Oh that one..put her hand inside and pointed excitedly, jumping up and down (like he’s some creature in the zoo). Cousin started laughing loudly..controlling my laughter i grabbed her before she could start chatting with him across the wall!
While going back home we were stopped on 3 occassions- cops checking for drunk drivers. We were with family friends and obviously looked like one big happy family, one married couple, two girls and a little kid….still we were stopped and little kid’s dad opened his mouth wide for his breath to be checked. The cop almost tripped while walking- Did you have a peg before coming for duty- he asked jokingly in kannada! Cop laughed it off…At another point the cop saw the family like crowd and almost let us go without checking..but a bunch of middle-aged women who were stopped made sure we were checked (no big deal since none of us had boozed)!
Another thing thats there is the language. Now bengali is quite similar to hindi-few words etc… and staying in cal, i’ve learnt the language. Kannada as a language- is anything but similar to hindi..so i can’t understand half the jokes- i make sure someone is translating for me..though half the fun is lost in that process!