Sunday, March 23, 2008

What's in a (sur)name?

This afternoon, I got a call from our telephone company. Here's how the conversation went..

Phone Guy : Hello I'm calling from the phone company, can I speak to Mrs. Aloo Potato (the phone is in her name)?

Me: This is her husband speaking, how can I help you?

Phone Guy: Is that Mr. Potato

Me: No this is Mr. Gobhi Cabbage

Phone Guy: (Clearly sounds puzzled) Mr. Gobhi Cabbage? Then Mr. Potato????

Me: Forget it, please tell me what's it about.... and the conversation went on...


Now what do I tell the wife and Mad Momma? Are women the only ones who face this problem?? Hume bhi life mein fight hai !!!!


Sidhusaaheb said...

Aah...So the two of you are vegetarians, are you? :D

Anonymous said...

aawww....Dear Gobhi.....don't worry. We shall beat 'em to it :D

Aaarti said...

hahaha.. can imagine what that must have been like...


Anonymous said...

are you...are you...IITian???