Wednesday, July 2, 2008

To be or not to be?

While waiting for one of colleagues to finish his work, so that i could get a lift till home.

His boss to him - "Ok, you can try this analysis by using different variables. But pleeeeeeez dont choose the variables like girls"
[Whatever that the tone i was pretty sure it didn't mean to flatter girls]

Me - "I am standing right here, guys!"

The colleague - "Oh come on. You are not a girl."

I wasnt sure who was more deserving of my killing stare!!


Sane Insane said...

Gear-up, thats Egypt for you!

Paradox Phillic said...

@Sane Insane - What do you mean? [You keep forgetting my low levels of IQ]

You mean Egypt turns me into a man?

Sue said...


How can you choose variables like girls??? I didn't know that gender can creep into analysis too.

Practical Preacher said...

That was a cheap statement. But is it the price you pay for working in Egypt? :P

Paradox Phillic said...

@ Sue - My young friend , you have to learn so much about this bad bad world! :)

@ Practical Preacher - Incidentally both of these guys (the colleague & his boss) are from the Indian subcontinent) :)

Sane Insane said...

Egypt = male dominated society
therefore the thought patterns are a bit skewed!

if I were you, i would have felt bad on the last remark than the variables ones.

Anand said...

Maybe they meant girl in a "girly" sense.
Nevertheless, I hope you gave them both a glare!

Sue said...

agree with anand on the explanation of the second comment.

I get that statement all the time, followed by a silence and an explanation -"Oh I meant that you don't behave like a typical girl." which according to me is a compliment cos typical "girly" girls are damn irritating.

Paradox Phillic said...

@ Sue - You see "Girly" has always eluded me in the past. So these comments just go to show, that it probably always WILL!

Damn it!! I am doomed for life. :P :P