This person made me real mad. I had been thinking about whether I'd write about him or not and since I have some time to kill, I decided to write about it.
There is this guy, my colleague (ex..I am not sure he still works here or not) who is from Kolkatta. I remember the first time I met him it was in the lift and I was with my other team mate. Then he asked where I was from. And being new, I was very polite towards him and told him where I was from.
Then the next time we happened to meet, whether its in cafeteria, on the way to the parking lod, or whever, he kept on asking me where I was from. Or when I will be going home? (Its none of his damn f***ing business)
He'd go on like..oh Btei, how are you? Where are you from? Manipur? Meghalaya? . Keeping my irritation under control, I managed to say that I was from Mizoram. I cannot recall how many times I have told him that I was from Mizoram. And there were many times when I avoided any converstation with him; I sometimes pretend that I did not see him or hear him.
Then, this incident happened again day before yesrteday.
I was sitting in the cafeteria drinking tea with some chips. And of all the people, he was the one who came into the cafeteria at that time and worst of all, decided to join me.
I was like 'Oh no, not him. Oh god, why him? why? of all the people'.
Then just as I thought, the question goes again
Him: Bte, where are you from? Meghalaya?
Him: From Manipur?
Had he listened to my answer he should have been confused. I did day 'yes' to both when he asked me if I was from Meghalaya or Manipur. But I guess I should be thankful that he did not listen that I need not tell him again that I was from Mizoram.
Then I looked outside so as to avoid any conversation with him. Then he said
You seem to be in deep thought
You seemed to be in deep thought. What are you concentrating on?
Another polite smile and simple 'nothing important'
Me: Here, have some chips
He was happy to have the chips.
Him: Bte, when are you going home?
Him: When is that?
Me: When the time comes (rather in a rude tone now)
Then finally to my relief, my saviours came. They were my other colleagues whom I hardly talked to and dont even know their name (shame on me). But I was happy to see them and was relieved that they decided to join us..whew
Then I got up that too without finishing even half of my chips and went back to work.
If this person had read this, I am sure he won't recognize it was him that I talked about.
Now that I am on the subject, let me jsut metion another person who used to asked me all crazy questions about the North East.
Him: Bte, I've heard that in NE, woman can have as many husband as she wants and its a woman denomant states.
Me: No, thats not true. Due to Christianity, a person is not suppose to have more than one spouse
Him: No, that's not true because I have read about it.
C'mon, I haven't heard of any woman having more than one husband...and he think I was wrong.
The other day, while having dinner-
Him: Btei, how come the NE people eat so much meat?
Me: Cos we love to eat meat
Him: No, there's got to be a reason. Don't you have enough vegetation there?
Me: Of course, we have lots. In fact, we eat lots of vegetables
Him: Then why do you all like meat so much? I do not believe that people here become a vegetarian because of religion
Me: It has nothing to do with religion. We like meat and that is why we eat them. It's as simple as that. No other reason. It's cos we love meat.
Him: No, no there's got to be reason.
Thank god, some other came to join us.