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Friday, May 05, 2006

Consolidation, Not Expansion

Since our CEO was feeling rather magnanimous today, he ordered Chinese lunch for the whole company (that would be around 8 people). Usually, during such free lunches we get Middle Eastern cuisine (Israeli kosher food -- hummus, falafel, shawrma, pita, and the rest) (I *love* that food), or pizza (I *hate* that food), but probably today he was feeling adventurous, and also if he had ordered one more MidEast lunch, there could have been a riot here since most of my colleagues heartily detest it.

The lunch was from a Hunan restaurant near-by (a plus point as far as I am concerned since they know the meaning of 'spicy'), and consisted of regular Chinese dishes - a lot of beef, pork, chicken, and tofu. At the end of it, when we opened the fortune cookies (the small snacky things that conceal a piece of paper with your fortune on it), our Marketing Manager Dan suggested that we all play a game. Each of us would read out our fortune, and add "in bed" at the end of it. Everyone agreed since it sounded fun. So we had stuff like:
  • "The coming year will find you in good fortune." + "in bed"
  • "Your talents will be much appreciated by your employer." + "in bed."
  • "You know many ways to please others." + "in bed." etc
But the one that had all of us in ROTFLMAO positions was my friend Borya's fortune. It read: "Consider consolidation of your resources, rather than their expansion."


  • That was very strange..!
    What did he say?

    By Blogger JamesBright, at 4:25 PM, May 06, 2006  

  • That was fun!

    Hope your marketing manager won't mind if I borrow the idea of this game!!

    By Blogger Myna, at 9:45 PM, May 06, 2006  

  • അല്ല പാപ്പാന്‍ മാഷെ. ങ്ങള് ബ്ടെ ബന്നിരിക്ക്യാ? മ്മ്ടെ മലയാള ബൂലോകം ങ്ങളെ കാണാല്യാ കാണാല്യാ ന്ന് കരഞ്ഞോണ്ടിരിക്കേണ്.. ദെന്താ, ങ്ങള് ഞമ്മളേ മറന്നാ?

    By Blogger ശനിയന്‍ \OvO/ Shaniyan, at 10:27 AM, May 07, 2006  

  • @Dreamslittle: When you append the phrase "in bed" to the sentence "Consider consolidation ...", you get a vaguely vulgar but funny in certain circumstances sort of a thing. On a Friday, that too after a heavy lunch, it can set of hoots of laughter.

    @Myna: Be my (er, Dan's) guest. We hold no copyright on that one :)

    @shaniyan: Varunnundu njan aduththu thanne. (The real reason is I blog from work :) and I don't want to install additional software on my work PC...

    By Blogger പാപ്പാന്‍‌/mahout, at 1:07 PM, May 08, 2006  

  • Thats a good idea, I should try it in one of the next outing to a Chinese Joint :)

    Hey thanks for stopping by.... :)

    By Blogger Marthyan, at 5:11 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • LOL!! glad you clarified the "copyright" issues...coz am gonna tell my friends too.

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  • Hilarious!!!

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