Thursday, March 20, 2008

The case of the Strata guy

Let me start by describing an embarrassing moment, or as Sudarshan calls it "A Vidya moment". :P

Last Sunday Sudarshan and I were at Myers doing some shopping (I bought two pairs of shoes for under $20 at a 75% off sale btw - how good is that?!?!?!?!), when my phone rang. The phone call was from someone from our Strata and he wanted to come and check our eaves. Our eaves seem to be having some water issues so we told him that we weren't home but it would be ok for him to check it out.

He was supposed to be at our place around 4 and we didn't get back till 4:30 / 4:45. As we were driving past the back of our house, I saw someone in a light blue shirt. I said to Sudarshan "That must be the Strata Guy". This is when my brain decided that it would be a great idea to suddenly fill me with the overwhelming need to wave hysterically to this person as if to say, "HELLOO!!! LOOK AT MEE!!!". Well... he certainly looked at me! He squinted as if trying to make out who I was and continued to look at me like I was crazy.

As we drove closer, I saw on his shirt that he actually belonged to the local bowling club and therefore was NOT the Strata guy! I had just waved hysterically at some totally random person! Thank you brain! Smart move, that!

At first, Sudarshan tried to keep a serious face and tell me how it is dangerous to wave at strange men on the street but he preferred to point and laugh at me instead :P

Lesson of the week: Never wave hysterically at strange men wearing light blue T-shirts!

PS: Earlier that day at the fruit market someone was calling out to his son. He called, "Marco!!!", so I felt that it would be appropriate to call back "POLO!" - then walk fast and hide amongst the herbs...