Overheard at the restaurant during a Saturday night dinner –
Loud Tamil Guy 1: He asked me for a name for his future to-be-born daughter da machaan. Imagine, she’s still not born and he wanted the name.
Silent Tamil Guys: <uncertain laughter>
LTG1: So, he said he wanted some name starting in ‘Ba’. I said ‘Banana’! <uncontrollable laughter from LTG1>
STG: <trying to laugh, not quite succeeding>
LTG1: <still laughing> but machaan, then he says he wants some name which will make heads turn da..<laughing away to glory>
STG: <almost silent, not knowing what to expect>
LTG1: Appo you know what I told? I told him to name her ExcuseMe <laughs hard enough to fall down from chair>
STG: <just when I thought these guys’ were not as moronic as LTG1, they all burst out laughing>
LTG1: <apparently, still enjoying his joke immensely> Correct no, da? When someone comes into the room and calls her ExcuseMe, all heads will turn no?! <still laughing>
This is where I wanted to drown myself in the bowl of Dal Tadka.