Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Mokada Huththo Balanne?

A few of us from office, 3 girls and 2 of us guys, decided to walk down to Arpico and grab a few munchables a little while ago. So we were merrily on our way, the girls armed with umbrellas cause i'm sure that they were sure that the slight drizzle was going to dissolve them, and we were about to cross the always busy Braybrooke Place-Hyde Park Corner junction. The girls hesitated a bit cause this trishaw dickhead, who had crept forward on the wrong lane anyway, kept inching forward when they were trying to get accross. And then he shouts something to the effect of "get a move on" in a very impolite manner. So I looked in that direction as any normal human being would do. But then in Sri Lanka a look, or even a cursory glance, will most definitely be met by "mokada huththo balanne?". Here's what happened next.
Me: Mokadda prashne?
Wanker : mokada huththo balanne?
Me: *didn't i just hear that?* mokada happanna enne?
Wanker : *fakes an attempt to get out of trishaw and head my way* thamuseta puka denne na!
Me: mata umbe puka epa!
Wanker : pala do yanna
Me: thamuse giyoth hondai huththo, umba traffic nawaththala!
At this point Wanker fakes a move my way again and i just stand there in a puddle, in the drizzle.
Wanker : thamuse balaganing huththo
then he drives a little forward, stops, turns back and continues to stare at me, at which point i turn and walk into arpico now that all of us were safely accross the junc.

Must be the gloomy weather.

18 musings:

Sam said...

Typical Sri Lankan day :-)

As soon as they saw you are with ladies, they open the filthy month so he knows you cannot reply back.

Anonymous said...

sick scene. but its the culture machang. its that sick 3wheel culture.

Genesis said...

Ignoring him with a fuck-off look would have save your evening with gals :)

Kushlani said...

Ashto is brave!!! hero meterial yo!! ha ha ha

DilsiriW said...

i am sure we must be bumping into each other. hemas building? lol. next time it happens just bash him and the trishaw....

sanju said...

no no. if you have a reasonably big vehicle just thrash into them and leave them to die. worth the damage to your wheels. just make sure there is no one else in it

Anonymous said...

When bored, I amuse myself by playing chicken with 3 wheeler drivers. For the uninitiated, this involves driving at full speed on the wrong side of the road at a three wheeler. It's fun because:

1. they know I won't stop
2. They know I really want to kill them. In an impersonal Sri Lankan way of course, but the intent is there and they sense it.
3. It's fun watching them swerve into ditches to get out of my way.

youknowme said...

I hope you got a lay for your trouble...

T said...

haaahahah! well, did you?? :)

DilsiriW said...

annoymous.....youre crazy.....lol!

confab said...

I'm overwhelmed by the general feeling towards trishaws!

sam - what got to everyone was the way in which he used his filthy mouth on the women. etiquette is unheard of i presume. anon1 is right. it's the sick 3wheel culture.

genesis - the fuck off look is what i gave him. maybe my face isn't menacing enough.

dilsiriw - i work accross the street. PwC building.

sanju - there's this big monster truck always parked near my office which has a massive winch. if i could borrow it for a few hours, colombo would have far less bad drivers. population control too!

anon2 - i employ a similar tactic. i race with much delight towards anyone who is on the wrong lane coz they're lane is full of traffic. wankers.

youknowme & t - how inquisitive...

thanks for the comments

Dimithri Perera said...

But my trishaw driver is nice no...! he even refers to dimi as "mahaththaya"...shaaa!!! hehe ;) happy happy.

As for your triwheeler guy...Lead pipe, baseball bat, gun butt? (while playing Angel - massive attack throughout the mauling) oooh oooh...make him bite the pavement and kick his head!!! :s good god..dimi?

break the wankers teeth!!!

whats wrong with you?!?! dimi must go for counselling / anger management now! buh bye have a peaceful, evil trishawdriver-less day!!!!

DilsiriW said...

your not mayu by any chance are you?

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Anonymous said...

tarb!!
ado how i came across this, i dont know!! its hilarious machnag! u should have bashed the dickheads face on his own trishaw! like how u try to do mine a couple of years back.:-))) ado that chicken story was awsome. i must try that when i come this time to SL.
Monks

confab said...

ado who is monks? sorry man i'm not sure who you are...pls drop me a line and let me know...
thanks for the comment

Anonymous said...

ahhhh u forgot your old class mates as well now no..heres a clue.("NMESIH") im sure u picked that up considering that most people only look at the first and the last letter of a word...Dont beleive me???? try for ur self.nice blog machnag,keep it up
Monks

confab said...

hahaha...monks!? where the hell did u get that from...haha...ok ok i shall see u in colombo calderaaaaa