Friday, March 19, 2010

Chiding Indians

So, the Commonwealth Games are comin' to New Delhi and it's the usual sweep-the-dust-under-the-rug, hide-the-steamy-novels fire drill. You know, knock it off with the spitting, don't whiz in the alleys, no starving to death around the nice hotels, that sort of thing.

Per the Hindustan Times: "'We want to change Delhi's public culture, their behavior toward each other and to guests...so that they are courteous,' Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said at the Delhi Tourism Conclave Thursday."

Umm, er...(I'm so goin' to Hell for this)...Ma'am, at the risk of bein' accused of cultural insensitivity and in light of English still being among the official languages of India, you might, uh, well, possibly consider changing your last name. Just a thought.

5 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Don't whiz in the alleys? That's the least of it - but where's anybody/everybody gonna go? No spitting, among a nation of betel-nut chewers?? Hahahahaha! My what a splendid joke.

Rev. Paul said...

I have it on very good authority that you will NOT go to hell for suggesting the lady change her name. Just sayin'.

Joanna said...

A certain North Korean missle comes to mind ...

Tam said...

"A certain North Korean missle comes to mind ..."

Goes to show what can happen in a nation completely innocent of focus groups.


WV: "scheene". Something Dutch and shiny.

reflectoscope said...

Goes to show what can happen in a nation completely innocent of focus groups.

Come see North Korea! We have nothing, not even focus groups!

Seriously, that country is due for a revolution in a bad way.

Jim