Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gandhi kanakku

Dunno if its Mugaraasi, but I end up spending for the world and its ammas - free lunches, free rides, free everything. Why me?

A victim of Gandhi kanakku, here's episode 843 of my life.

"I will drop you in Bandra" said Devadai a.k.a Bruhaspati at 9.30pm as I packed my bags to leave office. We took a cab till Bandra. Enroute I was subjected to some sogakkadais and "Am I not your friend?" kinda senti stuff which I promptly ignored. At Bandra reclamation where I wanted to get down to take an audo devadhai said "Let's go till Pali naka... you can take an auto from there avoiding the big roads". "What concern!" I said to myself.

As the cab touched Palinaka, I turned right to ask how much I owed her... and pal disappeared... Yes! She disappeared and I saw her running towards some man (who she later said was her friend or something) putting one number conversation. I could see from the cab's mirror that neither did he act like a friend nor was he interested in the conversation. Soon after I paid a 90 bucks, pal appeared from nowhere and 'escorted' me to an auto. No mention of monies , "how much do I owe you?" etc. I felt / feel like an idiot infront of a shameless, looseu ponnu who did all this senti "You are my only friend in office " kinda talk only to avoid paying for the cab. Ada shaniyane.

This is not the first time. Episodes no. 456, 789 will tell you how people land up at my desk when I order for my favourite Dal Khichdi, act busy and say "Order for me also na pleaseeee" and disappear when it came to payment and appeared when the food came to the desk. Again no mention of monies . Why me, Andavaa? Did someone say 'Pasi vandaal pattum parandu pogum". No. Pasi vandaal panamum marandu pogum.

One kostan - Don't these people feel embarrassed? Don't they feel like hanging themselves when they owe people money? How do they get away with their Gandhi kanakku acts?

I got an email / comment a couple of days ago after this post "Send this clock and give it to H, I will be meeting at her at Hyderabad". Whatt? Did you reallly mean what you said? Are you my akka/ thangachi ? Am I your servant? "Please transfer monies" replied I . Couldn't care about anything else. Ofcourse there was a smiley added to the comment which denoted this - "If you buy , laabam for me. If you ask me for monies, I can always getaway by saying, I put a smiley, I didn't mean it". Pongappa.

No more being nice to peoples when it comes to Gandhi kanakku. Enough of Gandhi-giri. Inime karate-giri daan. Wish me luck. I meet Devadhai everyday at work.

11 Responses:

Anonymous said...

tell her, can i get 40 dollars from you and if she asks tell her u remember u need to pay for the taxi

only if u leave they will molagaarachufy,....i have always been the victim of gandhi kanakku..

be careful of the Chappathi sapdra settu

K

shalini murugiah said...

hahhaah..funny post...i like! lol, i hear your frustration still...

moneykandaan said...

yes,many persons like this...enough...further be carefull with them...start ur karate-giri...all the best!.

Sundar said...

You poor thing...

that's fatal almost..he..he..

so b4 u start karate-giri can u do me a favor ? LOL

ARUNA said...

anyway that Devadhai is in your aapice na. Make her pay next time. Wish you all the best and hope u develop that skill.

ammani said...

Sometimes, to be shameless is the best way forward. A neighbour has been using me regularly as free baby-sitter. She'd call up a couple of hours before her meeting/class and say how her husband cannot be there (though her husband's always working from home!)or something and generally dump her kids for me to look after and feed. A few days ago, she brought her older kid because her younger kid was hurt and she and her husband had to take her to the hospital. Why couldn't one of them take the kid to the hospital? Why both? Why couldn't they take both kids to hospital? The best part is, they came back 6 hours later (yes!) with a small plaster on her forehead - because it was just a small wound. No apology for dumping kid and no thanks for favour. I waited a little while and told her straight to her face, this was the last time I was doing this. The funny part is, each time I have to go out, I pay a babysitter to look after my two. Idellam friend-ey illai. Say it straight to her face and be rid of her once and for all.

Extra-Ordinarily Ordinary said...

I used to share auto once too. The best way is to tell the autokaraan that ivangalum naanum 50 50 share panrom nu.

And indha madri best friend adhu idhu nu senti potaalae unnaku dandanakka nu purinjukko.

Boston Bala said...

:)

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

I am constantly on guard for such characters these days. I only befriend after that. I used to be in your position but thankfully, these days, I am one number ushaar party! You should ask your office sideys "hello, when the hell are YOU ever going to pay for me..oh wait, you don't even pay for your self no, ha ha"...and then explain loudly and happily (humour is useful) what OC means:) Unakku theriyaadhadu illai;)

zeno said...

does devadhai reads the blog?

The Psycho Blogger said...

Mmm... maybe you're being too nice?