Scene: A table of for four at my workplace cafeteria.
Yours truly: sitting at the end of the table [usual preference]
A good friend: My coworker, good friend and a lunch buddy.
Guy1 [Lets call him Tom]: A reasonable young guy, looks like just out of college, may be an year of work experience max.
Guy2 [Lets call him Dick]: A guy in his mid twenties, neither too young, nor to old confused age I guess.
Guy3 [Lets call him Harry]: A late twenties guy, looks like a north Indian, and speaks like one.
And the fun began.
Me and my friend hurriedly walked into the café, I had been the culprit delaying lunch by about half an hour, you know the usual work pressures. So we walk up to surprisingly empty table in our busy café, and comfortably seat ourselves in the remote end. Somehow I have developed liking for the corner seats and tend to choose the ones in the far most table. As usual we opened our lunch boxes [yep we are fortunate ones who get lunch from home], and began with usual discussion about the project, and whos doing what badly, the usual suspicions as to whats gonna happen to our company, and throwing in the subject of movies once in a while.
Tom and Dick, seeing the empty place walk up to the table and make them comfortable, conversing with each other in hindi, and then a third guy Harry walks in and squeezes himself in between the other two.
Tom [to Dick]: Look Harry looks so concerned, he has began the hunt you know, now he is all tensed..
Tom [to Harry]: hey don’t worry too much about this, Dick can help you with this, btw you should decide on your specs first …
[Read it as, got to decide the specifications, the term used in the cubeland to indicate the requirements for any product/software]
Dick: Yeah you should first find out what you want, just “homely” is not good enough to find what you want.
Dick: I think you should go for a north Indian girl, South Indians are very forward.
*me thinks, Dick must have watched Chak De on Sony last week, talking about forwards..*
Dick Continues… South Indian girls are really well educated, earning well, and also mostly employed in a high paying corporate job. They are self sufficient and know they can live independently.
*me thinks Ah!, Ideal for me, but why “South Indians” and I look up to my friend who can’t stop smiling*
Dick Continues…Now a days you know girls directly ask, do you know basic cooking in the first meeting itself, so its better to employee a cook than marry one.
*me thinks ok at least he thinks wives are not mere cooks*
Harry: Surprised and a little worried by now, oh really? So we should know how to cook?
Dick: yep all IT couples in Bangalore, share the cooking job, if the guy reaches home early he will cut the vegetables by the time wife reaches home, and wife fine tunes them before cooking them
*me thinks, another tech word, fine tuning..job terms in conversations like this make them hilarious.. wow this guy is funny.. but good he wants to help his wife.*
Dick: That’s why you should marry a north Indian girl.. They are excellent managers you know, they take care of both work and home easily, you need not worry a bit.
*me thinks, so here comes the true color*
Tom [who was listening silently so far ], yeah that is the reason why I said, “You should decide on the specs”.
Dick [citing an example], you know my friend was telling this case, one girl who was exactly of the type we want, put up her profile on a matrimony site, and within a week there was a line, so such girls are totally out of reach
Tom: May be you should put up your profile too, some or the other will match your config spec
[Read config spec as the set of rules we define in the clear case to chose a particular version of the file in the vob]
*me thinks this was the limit, config spec hahha I need a break*
My friend was done, so we walked off before I could hear any more c**p