Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Naaaa naaaa

I just walked by a dozen PREMIERE Indian restaurants.

Lovely Chicago at night.  COvered with Indians in and out of garb visiting markets in the flourescent lights on the street.

THen a spot of white people in front of the Tiffin, fine Indian cuisine.

It really is a shame I'm not a big Indian food fan.

Too bad, Bot.  I have a treasure--a wealth--of incredible Indian food and I just passed it by.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:06pm
I bet London has more. And one of my best friends is Indian, and recommends the best ones... ;-)
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 11:11pm
There isn't a single Indian restaurant anywhere in Walla Walla.  No idea how far I'd have to go to find one.  The only Indian people I've seen ran the motel I was staying at.

I miss Indian food.

:(
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:12pm
Hmmm.  Maybe I'll stop and get the Tandoori Prawns tomorrow.

Brits and Indians were, um, cozy, so you're probably right, there, Colm.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:13pm
Like a tea cozy.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:14pm
Aaron, if I could get a job in Walla Walla, I'd come hang with you for a while.

We would have so much fun.

It wouldn't be too far from my SO, and we could use the break.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:14pm
That would be cool, sharky...I have no idea if anyone here is hiring.  I could keep my eyes and ears open and let you know.

You might like my boss.  He is one interesting guy.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:17pm
please do.  I would be sure not to embarrass you :)

We could go bike riding and have tea and watch movies and mess with people's heads and people watch.  It would be good fun.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:23pm
You might want to check out the town first, though.  It's very small.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:24pm
I would get you a kettlebell as a present.  And make you use it. LOL.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:24pm
Well, with a male friend, it would be easier and safer to do weekend road trips to populated, interesting places.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:25pm
I'd have to buy a bike...
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:25pm
Used bikes everywhere.  I get the coochie rub problem so no long trips, anyway :)
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:26pm
It would freak you out how friendly people are here.  Hell, Indiana is pretty friendly, and it's weirding me out.

A kettlebell?  Cool.  I'll put it next to my weight bench in my room.  :)
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:27pm
"coochie rub problem"...rubs eyes...mental image...ow...
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:27pm
LOL.

I would put on my "Svetlana" personality and crack the whip on your ass.

"UP ONE UP TWO DO IT DO IT COMRADE!  ARE YOU A WEAKLING?  NO!  PAIN IZ WEAKNESS LEAVING ZE BODY!"
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 28th, 2007 11:29pm
Tsk tsk...

Only if we take turns with who is holding the whip...

;)
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:33pm
>Brits and Indians were, um, cozy, so you're probably
>right, there, Colm.

We're generally better regarded than most other colonial powers. The French were particularly nasty.

I remember visiting the ruins of a colonial residency in Lucknow, which were ruined because the Indians laid siege to the British colonials in a particularly savage and bitter battle.

In an ironic twist, all of the Indians visiting the grounds were almost *too* friendly to us, the white curiosities. Two Indian men asked me for my phone number for reasons I don't quite understand.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 11:34pm
Was either of them named Sathyaish?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 28th, 2007 11:36pm
Colm, maybe they were plotting centuries old revenge for old crimes your ancestors perpetrated against theirs?
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:37pm
lol@Philo
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:38pm
"Was either of them named Sathyaish?"


Shhh, he hasn't been around.  Don't tempt fate.
Permalink  
July 28th, 2007 11:38pm
>Was either of them named Sathyaish?

Every culture has its anomalies that seem ridiculous to others. The more you make fun of others', the more likely it is that your own are totally invisible to you.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 11:42pm
And maybe they are not just invisible, maybe you're one of your own culture's anomalies?
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:45pm
To be fair, Colm, you are the one that said they were almost too friendly.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:47pm
To be fair to what? What do you mean?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 11:49pm
Well, while you weren't making fun of them, it seemed strange enough to you to note it, which makes it seem that they were being more friendly than just "Indians are more friendly than what I'm used to."
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:51pm
More friendly than any stranger I've met of any nationality.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 11:58pm
Yeah, see, that's up there with calling people you know on a message board, maybe.

Asking for your number right off?  Yeah, that's close.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:59pm
Hey...sharky...come back...
Permalink Aaron 
July 29th, 2007 12:02am
Are you kidding me.  I know of a lot of them.  Probably not as many as Chicago but there are a lot here.

Like I said, Mexican and Indian cuisine are my staples.
Permalink Bot Berlin (from Florida) 
July 29th, 2007 12:05am
>Yeah, see, that's up there with calling people you know on
>a message board, maybe.

Well, when Sathy did that I put two and two together and figured that from his standpoint (or that of most of the people he knew), what he was doing probably wasn't all that unusual.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 29th, 2007 12:06am
I don't know enough Indians to know if that would be normal for their culture, so I'll take your word for it.
Permalink Aaron 
July 29th, 2007 12:07am
I went away for a bit cuz I had to eat some salad.  Running around for an hour does that to me.  Plus I slept really late today, so I didn't eat enough calories.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 29th, 2007 12:13am
Is this culture thing the same as Latins and blacks whistling and cat-calling at women on the street?
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 29th, 2007 12:14am
Oh, and here I thought you didn't like my suggestion.

I should eat some dinner at some point.  I'm more thirsty than hungry right now, though.
Permalink Aaron 
July 29th, 2007 12:21am
Is Colm saying it's normal for Indians to call up people they know through internet web forums?
Permalink don't get it 
July 29th, 2007 12:23am
>Is this culture thing the same as Latins and blacks
>whistling and cat-calling at women on the street?

That's a young, poor male thing. Don't white guys do it too?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 29th, 2007 12:31am
>Is Colm saying it's normal for Indians to call up people
>they know through internet web forums?

They feel like they know us, because we've probably tried to get at least half of them to help us install our broadband.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 29th, 2007 12:32am
That's about how many it takes to get through a call center.
Permalink Aaron 
July 29th, 2007 12:35am

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