June 4, 2008

Alternate profession?

I am piloting my MiG-500 on a busy street in Koramangala. A dame I am not much acquainted with is sitting behind me for the first time. I am trying to strike a conversation. The transcript is as follows:

Me: Hey, what do u do?
She: I am a fashion designer.
Me: Wow, thats cool!
She: (smiles) Hmmm.

(I am praying she doesn't put the same question to me. But 5 seconds later..)
She: What do you do?
Me: (sheepishly) I am into software.
She: (looking elsewhere, in a flat tone) how surprising.
Me: $#@$@#$@#$@#%

I need to change my profession. Or think of putting it in a different way to make it sound interesting.

11 comments:

Jitha said...

LOL!!!
Why don't you say that post processing layout something something.
I'm sure that'll land you up some really interesting conversation.
And about that fashion designer... Well, lets take that offline.

Bhatta. said...

Hmm. thanks for the 'valuable' suggestion.
I suffer from sth i call 'the pulsar syndrome'. Pulsars are the most boring bikes on this planet just for their sheer number on road. (Thank God i dont own a pulsar, I would have died of depression).

And yeah, I think I know what u thinking abt the fashion designer!

Jitha said...

Thats why I have the 'Wind'
Nobody owns it!

Charan said...

you should have replied with -

"i am researcher working on a project which involves optimizing the problem of reversing a given string and back again, which is apparently a very complex problem researchers are trying to solve since ages ...."

that my friend, would have triggered many thoughts in her mind .... any ways, better luck next time ... :P

Bhatta. said...

@charan: Yay Rajoo, you should be knowing.
With you being a S/W engineer and a pulsar owner!
Life must be pretty hard and boring for you! :D

How do u cope with it??

Anonymous said...

I am wondering who the dame is who sat behind you...

Charan said...

no, not at all ... those are offset-ted with my good looks and PJs ... :P

Bhatta. said...

@anonymous: reveal yourself, stranger.

Anonymous said...

no such worries for me bhatta
im in manufacturing

Bhatta. said...

@anonymous: who the hell are you?

Anonymous said...

ru confused? :)