Did you get what you asked for...?

#1 Dec 31st, 2008, 04:00
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Talking to my wife today, she remembered the time she asked for a cup of tea...

She asked for a tea with cold milk...!
(She meant, a cup of tea with separate cold milk so that she could add the amount of milk she wanted)

On arrival she got a glass of cold milk with a tea bag floating in it...!

Her face was a picture. I did remind her that is exactly what she had asked for...!

Anyone else have some nice memorable experiences like this..
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2 eggs on toast = 4 eggs and 4 slices of toast. ? ie. 1 egg on toast is a portion of 2 eggs on 2 slices. Easy really.

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Many years back, in a London caff, I asked for two fried eggs and chips. They brought two plates, each with one egg and chips, and insisted that that was what I asked for, even though I asked them if it was at all likely, there being only one of me.

The tea thing, though, is especially confusing, and I cannot forget that conversation with room service:

"Can I have tea, please?"

"Yes, Sir; milk tea or tea with milk?"

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I went to Eden Gardens, some little cricket pitch in Kolkata and asked for a guidebook (for my Indian friend in England), I was told to wait, I waited for over an hour, then someone took me into the ground and showed me everywhere and explained about all the great players who'd played there, etc. etc.

I guess they thought I wanted a guide.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I went to Eden Gardens, some little cricket pitch in Kolkata
well, at last i've got a chance to enlighten you on something, Steven.Eden Gardens is no "small little cricket pitch" in kolkata, it is THE cricket stadium where stalwarts of the whole cricketing world love to play. Just one little cricket information out of many : the victory run of the aussies under the captaincy of Steve Waugh was stopped here by a thumping win by the Indians under Sourav.
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Guide book --- Book guide!

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In a curio shop in Delhi I asked the proprietor to show me what he had in the way of pottery. The 'boy' returned minutes later with arm loads of older leather bound books including Burns, Browning, & Carroll etc ....


Proprietor: "Kind Sir you can see we are having so many books on poetry!" ......
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post In a curio shop in Delhi I asked the proprietor to show me what he had in the way of pottery.
I thought it was going to end up with him handing you magic wands and cloaks....
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Just read this lot. Off to work now chuckling to myself...

Keep them coming, so I can brighten my day when I get home...

Love the humour
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last nite i asked my grandma'smaidto boil me some water for drinking. i usually boil mine for 10 minutes to make sure it s perfectly fine. agreeing she would do this i left her to it...

about 12 minutes later i returned to the kitchen she was still watching the water boil!
confused i stood next to her also watching the water boil.
The following converstion ( in hindi) went something like this:

me:'so the water's been boiling for 10 minutes, huh?'

meera: ' yup....another 10 minutes?'

me: ' another 10 minutes? ...no '

then i left the kitchen and came back after another 10 minutes and she was still in the kitchen watching the water boil.!
She understood that i meant that she should boil the water for another 10 minutes.. The poor girl was watchin my water boil for a full 25 minutes!! ..I felt so bad..

This isnt that hahhaha funny but it made me realise not to translate from english into hindi and to enunciate when i speak..
My hindi is fairly basic anyway..
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Originally Posted by missRenu View Post She understood that i meant that she should boil the water for another 10 minutes.. The poor girl was watchin my water boil for a full 25 minutes!! ..I felt so bad..
It's the same as when a foreigner says "no more food" in an Indian home, it's always taken as "bring more food".
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The first time I visited India, my first week was with a VIP delegation and everything was 5 star. On arriving on a ferry we had chai put in front of us. I and another Australian, seeing another person, Indian, with a cup of black tea with a tea bag in it thought from tasting our chai that we didn't have tea and asked for tea. Another 2 cups of chai came. So this time we pointed at the black tea and said we wanted that with milk. Another 2 cups of chai came. So this time we pointed at the black tea and asked for that. When it arrived, we then asked for milk and added it ourselves. I now find it hard to believe we didn't drink our 6 cups of chai - I spent another 2 weeks down-market and now I drink chai by preference.
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Soon after arriving in India, went into the main bazaar in our Punjab town and arrived at one of those wonderful shops that seem to stock absolutely everthing you can imagine from plastics, to hardware, to bags to oranments, food etc etc.

I asked for a pair of rubber gloves amoungst other items and brought all purchases home.

As I went to open the gloves later that day, the front picture of a surgeon caught my eye.

Not rubber gloves for cleaning......post mortem gloves....
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Originally Posted by Delonix444 View Post Soon after arriving in India, went into the main bazaar in our Punjab town and arrived at one of those wonderful shops that seem to stock absolutely everthing you can imagine from plastics, to hardware, to bags to oranments, food etc etc.

I asked for a pair of rubber gloves amoungst other items and brought all purchases home.

As I went to open the gloves later that day, the front picture of a surgeon caught my eye.

Not rubber gloves for cleaning......post mortem gloves....
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