Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Raptoral ramblings...

There are very few insults that I take seriously, and fewer that I take personally. But when someone hits the "wrong spot".... well... i dont do anything, except end up hating them. And talking ill of dinosaurs comes somewhere near the top of the list.

This person came up to my desk(who she is and why she came is irrelevant). The only thing that I knew about her was that she had a strange name... very strange indeed.

Before delving further, it would be in everyone's best interest for me to give a brief description of what exactly my desk has... To my monitor's right is a printout supported by four pins, stuck to a pale blue background, in which Marvin, peering out with his triangular eyes from a huge head, says

Dont Panic

and to its left is the printout of a velociraptor mongoliensis, the pinnacle of carnivorean evolution; the feathered terror, brandishing its claws and ready for a kill. Its breathtaking.

She comes up to my desk, looks at my my raptor, and exclaims:

'What an ugly bird!'

'Bird?????' shouted the shocked me, much to the dismay of the fellow-cubiclers.

'My dear, birds dont have teeth... this one has rows of serrated teeth'.

'What is it then?'

'It is a velociraptor, a dinosaur'

'Guess they were dumb.. thats why they died' she said in a supremely confident tone that characterises a software engineer... the same tone in which s/he refers to black holes- like they found one in their backyard last night.. thanks to all these books on popular science.

This was getting a bit too uncomfortable for me... Not only does she say that its ugly and its a bird... she also goes on to say they are dumb...

'Dinosaurs existed for more than 200 million years.... you humans are only 2 million years old.. survining 200 million years in a harsh world needs a little more than being dumb'....

I also wanted to say 'Whatever it is, I am sure that they were not as dumb as you are. Atleast they wont mistake raptors for ugly birds'...

So thinking, I walked out on her....

P.S: This is the image that caused it all...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahah...
she can be forgiven for the comedy !!
and i can see the shocked expression in ur face followed by get lost look !!!!

-mani

Anonymous said...

boy...that hurts...
talking ill of the raptor.

-Aangst

Guru Subbaraman said...

Dinosaurs and birds have common ancestors.. so she was not entirely wrong !!! And as for u .. u might want to rethink if all the dinosaur talk by Ms.Strange Name is a form of mesozoic flirting !!!

Pethu

Ishwar said...

hmm.... guess there are different ways of looking at things...

lol... gid one... mesozoic flirting...

she would have succeeded in exciting me had she let out a long wailing mating call, swayed her neck to and fro, hit it against mine, wagged her tail, and proceeded to displ.... er.... guess this isnt mesozoic era ... dammit !!!!

Nilu said...

Ithellam...

oh wait a sec, that was actually well directed.....sorry ;)

anantha said...

Mezonic flirting indeed.. LMAO.. and that coming from a RC too ;)

But Ish, you gotta follow up on this one da, what ever prompted her to come to your cube. It might not exactly be irrelevant ;)