Of P.I.N.K Balls and Office Communicator Talks! ;)

27 May

To begin with, some very colorful news: We are soon going to see the usage of PINK Balls in Cricket. Yes, you read it right …P.I.N.K balls!! 😛 When the proposed day-n-night test matches kick-off, ICC (International Cricket Council) is going to propose the usage of Pink balls for the new format. Earlier when day-n-night ODI’s (50 over format) was introduced; white balls were used for the first time replacing the usual red cherry.

How do you explain to someone who needs an explanation to a one-liner answer? Picture this group chat on the office communicator:

Friend1: How to go to Citi Center Mall from my house in Nanganallur?
Friend2: Why do you want to go?
Me: Go to the Mount railway station; take a train to Chennai Beach and then a train again to Lighthouse. 2 mins walk from there. Fast n inexpensive!
Friend1: hmm hmm…any other way?
Friend3: Ping some guys on the OCS and see if they have plans to go that way. Ask them if they can drop you to the mall. Don’t forget to put the winking smiley! 😛
Friend2: Whom are you meeting there?
Friend4: Take a bus, 21G from Guindy. It directly goes to Citi Center.
Friend1: How to do that? Where to take the bus from?
Me: Ok, let me explain. Get out of your house, go to Mount station. I assume you know how to do that. Board a train to Guindy and get down when the station arrives. Come out of the station and cross the road. Don’t forget to look left and right while crossing the road, even though it’s a one way. Rules are rules, you see. On crossing the road, stand facing the station and wait for the bus, 21G to arrive. Hopefully you wouldn’t have to wait for long, but anyway do carry an umbrella to save yourself from the scorching heat. Once 21G arrives, board it with your left foot first and stare at a seated guy with your eyes enlarged, indicating that he’s occupying the ladies seat. Throw in a tantrum or two and make sure occupy that very seat. Then the bus door closes (if not, it’s ok…enjoy the fresh air)…it’s a 27 min ride…sight the few historic buildings n churches on the way, enjoy the ride. When Citi Center arrives, the door would open (assuming it was closed earlier)…get off board with your left foot first again…enter Citi Center mall with your right foot first…Everything will go perfect and you would have reached the mall as you would have expected. By the way, don’t forget to smile at the security for some good footage on the hidden CC TV, if any! 😛
Friend1: Sounds cool. I’ll ping and see if any of the guys will agree to drop me off.
Me: Sigh!

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Friends, Thoughts


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7 responses to “Of P.I.N.K Balls and Office Communicator Talks! ;)

  1. Pavithra

    May 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Wow. Such a candid post. Loved it. 🙂 OCS ki jai ho 😀

  2. Himanshu

    May 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    This is hilarious! Well, one one hand I am sure you’ll be happy to see such a huge victory for the PINK!! 😛
    And OMG!! You actually said all that to Friend 1? Cheesy indeed 😀
    Excellent read after so long. Post more often dude.. Cheers! 🙂

  3. Sindhura

    May 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Sree,

    Excellent Post !!!

    I too have the same question as the person above!!! Did you say all that to Friend1????

  4. Sree

    May 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks Pavi 😀

    Thanks Himanshu 😀 yes yes happy! 😛 Waise you know that “friend 1” …thodi nottie, thodi moti 😛 Yes i said a shorter version of the same to her! 😉

    Thanks Sindhura! 😀 Haha…yeah, but not completely…this is an even more exaggerated version! 😉

  5. sahana

    June 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    IT is an occupational hazard!!!!

  6. Writerzblock

    June 2, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Poor poor friend 🙂 🙂 Isn’t this what we used to call ‘kadi’ 🙂

  7. Sree

    June 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    @ Shanthi, ye ye…true! Thanks buddy! 😀

    @ Writerzblock, hehe…kadi to the extremes! 😉 Thanks buddy! 😀


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