Frustrating conversations…

6 May

As I write this, one of my flat-mates is sitting opposite me along with his brother, who has been staying with us as a guest for well over a month now, and has absolutely hijacked my kitchen. [I hate it when guests overstay their invitation, and take advantage of my hospitality even once I’ve withdrawn it.]
They are both talking intermittently in their mother-tongue. [I consider it very frustrating when people around me talk in a language I do not understand.]
They are talking about cricket. [Again, I consider it very frustrating when people around me talk in a language I do not understand.]
They are discussing IPL vs. International Cricket. [If there’s one thing I find more frustrating than cricket conversations, it would be cricket conversations that are so old and so stale that even I would have an opinion on it…]

CAN YOU BLAME ME FOR WANTING TO SLAP THEM VERY, VERY MUCH???

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21 Responses to “Frustrating conversations…”

  1. Rakesh May 7, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    In the US, there’s a sort of (unwrtten?) rule that renters’ guests are not allowed to stay for more than a week without specific permission. So, even if your family or even parents are visiting for more than a week, you need to take permission from the apartment owners. This rule works great in situations like yours, when you can throw unwanted guests out.

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 11:44 am #

      Ahh, that’s very thoughtful (and MEAN!)

      No, no such rules here, so he stays until one of us is shameful enough to ask his brother to make him leave.
      Which none of us are.

  2. Dark Knight May 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    hehehehe probably you are wishing, atithi tum kab jaoge lol.

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

      Not seen the movie, so NO idea what you mean to say.
      What DO you mean to say?

      • BlueMist May 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

        ha ha true DK. It means you are wishing O my dear guest when thou will leave my place ? 😛 😀 😀

        • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

          Haha, ok… Yes, my sentiments exactly.

  3. BlueMist May 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Sometimes I so wish to print and paste the do’s and don’ts for the guests. I can only fume and curse in my mind as a matter of fact. 😐

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

      You should print it out and put it up on your kitchen door. Don’t point it out. They’ll read it themselves and comply 🙂

  4. Ian May 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Speaking another language in a collective, when one member does not speak that language is beyond rude.

    I have been that unwelcome friends 🙂 So I would feel hypocritical if I was to comment on that!

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

      Haha!
      Well, technically I wasn’t part of the conversation, so they needn’t have spoken in a common language…

      It was cricket-talk that was annoying me.

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

      Haha!
      That IS wrong. But maybe you were a more pleasant guest than he is?

      Did you go about burping nineteen to a dozen after every dinner?

      • Ian May 8, 2010 at 12:44 am #

        I would leave the room for most bodily omissions.

        • unsungpsalm May 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

          That’s very considerate, and very proper.

  5. Stuti May 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Nope, I do not doubt for a moment why you wish to slap them. If it is any consolation, I think I shall call dibs on slapping one of them.
    Cricket conversations bore me. Especially when they talk about the batting order. And when India loses to Australia, like it did today. “Will India ever win?” is the most frequently heard. I swear, I shall punch someone in the face.

    • unsungpsalm May 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

      Aww, I want to hug you for that!

      BATTING order… Like REALLY, there are RELEVANT things out there to talk about!

      • Stuti May 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

        Oh yes. I spent two hours jumping up and down my seat, out of nervousness. The man next to me kept testing his upper body strength in the air, everytime India/Australia scored, lost a wicket, or a ‘ball’. I shall get frown lines when I am 20. 😐

        • unsungpsalm May 8, 2010 at 12:07 am #

          Nervousness over what?

          • Stuti May 8, 2010 at 12:11 am #

            Imagine being an nineteen year old intern. On your second day at work, chairs start creaking, people shout for cricket matches and you hear names that sound like yours (invariably followed by a profanity), after every two seconds.

            Haha I am so poetic. And I am spamming you, please forgive me!

            • unsungpsalm May 8, 2010 at 12:31 am #

              OMG stop apologising! I LOVE hosting 😛

              You’re an intern?? Cooool! Me too! Intern-Hi-5!

  6. Daksh May 8, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    dude youre defintely not expected to have a guest around for longer than a couple of weeks-, if they stay longer than that you are perfectly within your right to ask them to share the rent, electricity, etc expenses, otherwise he is essentially getting a free ride and you are subsidising him

    • unsungpsalm May 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

      I know baba, but who is going to ask him to pay? Hopefully the other 2 flat-mates… Not me!

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