Friday, August 23, 2013


Have been thinking of breaking the silence here and cannot believe this is what does it!

Bet they don't have any plans to setup in India...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

why i love Jewel-Osco

a recent incident at Jewel-Osco that would make mr. stein wish he had more of us around to just up the common sense ante

decided that all i wanted was a body wash - one does find these things handy ever so often eh? so off i go to JO to get one. it says $5.79 but with the JO loyalty card its for $3.99. rummy. unfortunately the thingamajig at the cashier's does not know the store manager is selling this for a discount. the cashier concurs what the computer insists i ought to pay for it - $5.79.

me: but its a sale item. it says on the shelf (50 feet away) that its for $3.99
salesman: well, my computer says $5.79
me: can you have someone check the shelf?
s: (punches into the help phone and then a long pause)
me: well?
s: system still says $5.79
me: (so all you did was... eh what?)
s: since i do not see the sale price here, you can take this for free
me: eh!?
s: yeah, its free
me: but am telling you its $3.99. and i am paying you $3.99 for this one! just go and check the shelf (hasn't moved, still a 50 feet away)
s: sorry, can't do that. if you want it, you have to take it for free
me: hmm... thanks then :)

my goal at JO - find sale items that their system doesn't know of :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

quirky reporting

came across this article on about another fire in Bangalore. What's more interesting here is the way Madam Vasanthi recollects the Carlton Tower fire episode - "Some of them had jumped in panic from the top floors of the commercial building and did not survive the fall." Hmmm. Wonder why they didn't make it.

Monday, February 01, 2010


so it seems someone was chasing ms. nooriya and she panicked. both case and reaction bought. and one would be compelled to believe that the prospect of a police jeep presenting itself under such cases would be, at best a welcome sight? and given the plight one would also eagerly look forward to a tete`-a-tete´ with the law? she was probably told, if you run into a cop, he will help you. but did she have to take that advice to the T!? even a sloth would, given the requisite hours to mull over the thought, agree that wouldn't be the best way to get their attention. well, it did get their attention but i would wager, in not a pleasant fashion. am sure however, whoever was chasing her, no longer was.

would like to know if mr. khan would come to help this damsel in distress. he's been there, done that and all that huh?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


now our prez made history today by flying a Sukhoi sortie. great. way to go gramma! this should go down as a feather in a seemingly bald cap, claiming a few firsts. but this brings me to an all important question.


a childhood fantasy? or an item from 100-things-to-do-before-i-die? scores of able-bodied aspiring soldiers would give an arm and a leg to get into that coveted chair and gramma gets to do it? sophisticated and technically advanced it seems. does she know the difference?

one can only imagine the amount of prep work the air base would've done to get this lady into the plane, off the ground and back. did someone mention budgetary constraints?

and why a Sukhoi? why not a MIG?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Droppings of a Fall

reminds me of the doings of a disgruntled indian wedding decorator let loose on a car

well, at least it got me driving her in for a long overdue wash :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

working with microsoft...

you lookup their help for a forgotten .pst password

Help topic: I forgot my Personal Folders file (.pst) password

Problem resolution: ...Try to remember...