September 22, 2009
A hypothetical situation where 20 CEOs board an airplane and are told
That the flight that they are about to take is the first-ever to feature
“It is an uncrewed aircraft.”
Each one of the CEOs is then told, privately, that their company’s software
is running the aircraft’s automatic pilot system.
Nineteen of the CEOs promptly leave the aircraft, each offering a different
type of excuse.
One CEO alone remains on board the jet, seeming very calm indeed.
Asked why he is so confident in this first uncrewed flight, he
replies: “If it is the same software that’s developed by my company’s IT systems
department, this plane won’t even take off!!!! .”
That is called Confidence!!!
July 21, 2008
A man wanted to buy his son a parrot as a birthday present.
The next day he went to the pet shop and saw three identical parrots in
He asked the clerk, ‘how much for the parrot on the right?
The owner said it was Rs. 2500.
‘Rs. 2500.’, the man said. ‘Well what does he do?
‘He knows how to use all of the functions of Microsoft
Office 2000, responds the clerk.
He can do all of your spreadsheets and type all of your
The man then asked what the second parrot cost.
The clerk replied, Rs. 5000, but he not only knows Office 2000,
but is an expert computer programmer.
Finally, the man inquired about the cost of the last
parrot. The clerk replied, ‘Rs. 10,000.’
Curious as to how a bird can cost Rs. 10,000, the man asked what this
bird’s specialty was.
The clerk replies, ‘Well to be honest I haven’t seen him do anything.
August 29, 2007
I read the following in todays newspaper
There would be no power supply between 11am to 4pm in the following parts – basavanagudi, tata silk farm, TR nagar, kathriguppe and sorrounding areas.
How would it be for BESCOM if I (consumer) gave a notice in newspaper like this
There would be no payment of bills between 10th and 15th of this month by all consumers in the following parts of Bangalore viz basavanagudi, tata silk farm, TR nagar, kathriguppe and sorrounding areas.
Understood that preventive maintainence is more important but the same area getting notice every saturday / sunday for alternate weeks is too much isnt it?
March 9, 2007
There were two vendors selling Mangoes at the end of a road. One vendor was shouting 25 Rupees per Kilo, the other Vendor was shouting 30 Rupees per Kilo. Read the rest of this entry »
February 23, 2007
The month-long annual grapes mela organised by the Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Cooperative Society (HOPCOMS) began here on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »