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July 12, 2011

Let He who has never eaten a road side Pani Puri cast the first stone!

Yes, we just swat the flies away and continue to eat the very same food the fly was sitting on a second ago. We remove ants from our tea/coffee and drink it. Not only drink, we even relish it! We dont stop and wonder where the fly was sitting two seconds before it was sitting on our bondas or if the ants marched from the bathroom! We do draw a line when it comes to cockroaches and lizards though! (Only because the critters are too big to ignore!) Ok? Alright? Happy? Now dont roll your eyes! Yes, you! You dared to ask me how I could possibly do such awful stuff? I just smiled and nodded and walked away. All the while I wanted to ask you, "I have never seen you or any member of your family take off your shoes before entering your house. Your child crawls in that house. Your older one drops a biscuit on the floor and picks it up and eats it. Have you ever wondered that the very same shoes you are walking around the house with are the same pair you were wearing when you used the public bathroom earlier in the day?" And dont get me started on public swimming pools! Now, shoo! Go away and let me eat my beach side molaga bajji in peace!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

" naatula evvalavo prachnai"? One fingers and 3 fingers? hahahah Boo I LOVE the labels! (:

-shraddha

Meera said...

Yes love the labels.. am sure you get sanitized everytime u visit US... it feels like am living in a antiseptic bubble :(

A and A said...

As usual good one with Boo's touch!

yaadayaada said...

Ha Ha Ha!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha I know Boo...my India trip is totally incomplete without eating the beach molagai bajji and road side Pani Puri I swear and I have been in the US for 13yrs now. I dont care what people say:) And touch wood no issues so far..I think its all in the mind:)

Neenga enjoy pannunga....dont care what people say:))

Bhavani

Comfy said...

A perfect reply for a stupid question. :)

Neera said...

ha ha ha ..i always say hygiene and taste cannot go together esp when it comes to street food. i mean golgappas packed in packets at haldiram are so so so fake!! shall remember ur argument too when hogging on those and feel even better than i already do :)

noon said...

Tell me about it - even when I see TV ads or movie scenes where people walk in from outside and jump on the bed with shoes I feel like - ugh - how can you do that...and the mom in me wonders - man when do you get the time to wash the sheets every day if you do that?! Or do they sleep on dirty sheets with shoe marks on them! Yes, we joke too - if there is an ant in our food - we tell each other - paravaille - Kannuku nalladhu - saapdu! :)

Art said...

Totally agree with you :)

mnamma said...

LOL!!!LOL!!!! Tags supero super!!! Noonie: we say that about the ants too!!! Don't have much choice in a household, where wasting food is blasphemy!!!

Kookaburra said...

Ofcourse loved the tags ... had crazy laughter with that! :)
I could never handle pani puri - I heard so much about it, the first time I so enthusiastically put one in my mouth and ... well the craziest tongue shock of my life, it was in a middle of a crowded restaurant and I couldnt even cry and my mouth was full plumped up just like my eyes! :) Never dared to try after that. I find it funny imagining myself in that moment even now ... Bhel puri I can handle little bit - taste from prax plate!

After so many years of swiss and still handling pani puri - my goodness!

Sowmya Srikrishnan said...

Aaahaa, aahaa! You said it just right!

anubharat said...

Pallu irukkaravan pakoda saapiduvaan mattum dhaan unga tag la missing. Yet another wonderful post Boo