Me Thinks

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hello Miss Pompous

Thanks to you a strange thought occured to me - that running a sharp knife through a cushiony bed must be exciting and that might assuage a person in times like these. I am guessing that I feel this way because I am really mad at YOU. yes, I AM really mad at you and REALLY mad at you.
I genuinely hope I don't become like (one of) you someday. Everytime you talk to me condescendingly I thought it was just your personality because you "must" be nice as someone in your position ought to be. But when I see you sucking upto non-Indians, I find it hard to convince myself that you are normal. I know you act like this to me because I am also an Indian. This is the worst form of racism. I bet you wouldn't dare show this attitude to some white woman. And thanks to you, I said something I promised I'd never even feel leave alone say - that I dread dealing with Indians. And thanks to you Tendulkar's innings is the last thing in my mind. And I hope this post serves as some sort of catharsis.

26 Comments:

Blogger Me said...

...neenga verum deepavaa illa lordlabak deepavaaa nu kaytutaala?

4:22 PM  
Blogger ILA(a)இளா said...

:))

5:25 PM  
Blogger Karthik Sriram said...

I thought you would have been used to this sh*t by this time.

LKS

7:17 PM  
Blogger I said...

Sounds like me. But that'd be a mister.

11:43 PM  
Blogger The Kid said...

I don't understand this post and the first thing that comes to my mind is that... something is wrong. is everything ok?

11:54 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

Deepa,
Not even rejoicing Sachin's knock! Enna nadakuthu inga....

11:58 PM  
Blogger Laksh said...

You really must be mad!! Hope you felt better after venting away. You are not alone D. :)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Sudhakar said...

Hey i didn't understand this.May be u do not like sachin!!?Is that so or the opposite, that u r mad at him?

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jillu Madrasi said...

wow!! Enna aachu.

Strangely echoes something I have been feeling too.

Anyway eppo- OK va

11:08 AM  
Anonymous SK said...

Hello Deepa - free a vidunga; relax. ;-)

Additional note:
I am as fine as fine can be.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anu said...

Wow, who IS this stuck-up female?!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eva avo....kaami en kitta...nalla tongue pluck panra mari 4 question kekkaren. non-sense of India irukkalae...Is she a desi/abcd/farang?

Lavu

10:11 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Idhu bloga illa polambalogaa? Vara vara romba polambings. Time for a vacation to India, I guess. Don't you travel every December?

10:40 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

Me, apdi kettundha sandhosha patruppen.:-)
Ila, idhu nakkal sirippa? "I understand" sirippa?
LKS, fortunately no. This is my first experience.
I, if it was you, it'd have been much easier coz I could've said all this on your face.
Kid, not OK. I've been a victim of racism practised by many Indians.
Ajay, you can imagine my "aattharam" now. Right?
Laksh, have you experienced this too? I am all ears.
Sudhakar, he is one person I can never get mad at.;-) I am mad at a woman who doesn't treat me well coz I, like her, happen to be an Indian.
JM, thank you. Ippo much better.:-)
SK, really glad to hear (see?) from you.
Lavu, :-)
Rajesh, indha year no trip thanks to school. :-(

4:48 PM  
Blogger Me too said...

10dulkar knock-aal aatramudiyaadha vaduva!! Chuk De Deepa!!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Oracle said...

forget all this and write some anecdote about B-School...I always though BS was a good abbreviation for what they teach there! ;)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Me said...

deepa indha bloga konjam paaren...

1:58 PM  
Blogger deepa said...

don tell me ur sur name's shankar!!!!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

MT, adha yaen kekkara? Amaam serious vadu.
Oracle, never bite the hand that feeds. So mum is the word.
Me, epdi kandu pidiccha andha site? BTW, permanent abscond a nee?
No deepa, my last name is different. Welcome to this space.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Me said...

one more me thinks..

...btw na thiripi vandhu moonu post potaachi...

5:12 PM  
Blogger In Want of Being Me said...

well, I think the fundamental problem with these people is that after a few years of living in the US, and after getting accepted in some firangi social group, they consider themselves to be firangii too.

..and that's the reason for the condescending behavior towards fellow desi's. Funny part is they join the Firang's while mocking and making fun of India and Indians.

3:43 AM  
Blogger Raja said...

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”
--- Martin Luther King

3:11 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

deepu
what happu?
to the bloggu.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Me said...

one more methinks

...ellarum enna adika varathukku minnadi...me escape...

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:25 PM  
Anonymous K.Ramachandran said...

when i was new to the US, i tried to talk the same way to Indians and others. but now, i dont. reason: Indians dont greet or say "Hi" heartily, but in a very restrained , nervous kind of way, or they totally snub u. so i try to be selective, too. and Americans, too , differ from place to place , from very friendly in some cities like Raleigh, to Indian-like variability in Dallas. At my son's school, Thai parents are the most friendly. At the Indian Grocery, Neplai students are very nice. I dare not smile at or greet an "un-introduced"
Indian at my son's school, for fear of being snubbed. and some American parents ,too.( sorry if this is too long ).

2:01 PM  

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