. By T.V. Antony Raj
My former student Chandru Ganapathy has shared Amey Rane‘s post on Facebook. It is a transmutation of the nursery rhyme “Johnny, Johnny …” I hope novices and veterans in the IT field will chant it as their daily mantra. Here it is:
Johnny, Johnny … Yes Papa!
Job in IT … Yes Papa!
Too much work … Yes Papa!
Lot of tension … Yes Papa!
Family Life … No Papa!
Personal life … Lost Papa!
BP, Sugar … High Papa!
Yearly Bonus … Joke Papa!
Annual pay … Low Papa!
Promotion, Incentive … HA! HA! HA!
This what you would hear from a couple cooing and crooning behind the bushes. Obviously before marriage:
He: Yes. I have been waiting all these days for this only.
She: Will you think of leaving me?
He: No. Never. I will not even dream of it.
She: Do you love me?
He: Yes. Today and forever.
She: Will you cheat on me?
He: I would ratherI die.
She: Will you kiss me?
He: Surely. What a happy instance this would be!
She: Will you scold me?
He: Never. Don’t ever think of it?
She: Will you hold my hand and walk with me till the end?
This is the same conversation that we heard afore, But now it has metamorphosed into a conversation after marriage.
. By T.V. Antony Raj
Elkridge, Maryland, USA.
January 30, 2012
Yesterday, my son suggested that we go shopping at IKEA. Though it was sunny and cloudless, the temperature outside the car was 45° F (7° C) and freezing.
Before coming over to the United States, I thought that everyone here had enough monetary resources. But, on our way to College Park, the image in my mind of an affluent United States of America shattered.
Do you see the woman in the centre of the above photo standing in the middle of the road holding a placard?
Since we were in the third lane. I could not read what was written. So, I zoomed in with my camera. What I read shocked me.
Family in Need
Due Lay off
Any help Appreciated
– Elkridge, Maryland.
While in India, I thought the United States of America was a land flowing with milk and honey. But now I realize that this country is no different from any country in Asia. It too has its own quota of poor people!
In a lighter vein, my former student Keerthi Jeyaraj posted the above picture on Facebook. He says:
“Quite common here…I see a lot of such ppl with hoardings in Manhattan… the best part I saw was at Vegas… a beggar had a board in front of him that said: ‘My Ex-wife had a better lawyer’.