May 8, 2006
I was in my university room, which I share with my American and Greek labmates (males). We were working on something important and crucial for the next NO-bell award winning technology (noon chit-chat aka bakbak). The conversation went something like this:
American: Hmmn, Me, my wife and kids would visit our parents this Christmas in Utah.
Greek: How often do you visit home?
American: Ahem.. lemme see.. I guess about once in 2 years
Greek: 2 years?!!? I would forget their faces if I did that. I visit my parents (in Greece) every Summer. What about you Pavaaaan (thats how he pronounces, even after a zillion corrections)?
Pavan: hmmnn. When circumstances are conducive.. ?!!?**me with confused expression**
This made me think, if you replaced any Indian/American/European in this scene with their respective characters, the conversation would have been pretty much the same. Aint I right?