ScrimismsPresently suffering a dearth of witticisms
Musings29 Jan 2008

Overheard at the bus stop, from a group of five 19 or 20 year olds:

First Girl: My job sucks, but the view is pretty good. Oh, and I met Ghandi.

Second Girl: You did? No way!

Boy: You met Ghandi?

First Girl: Yeah, he was here to meet with some MPs, and I went downstairs to give something to my MP, and there he was.

Second Girl: Woah.

First Girl: Yeah, I didn’t know what to say, so I said, “Pleased to meet you!”, because, really, what can you say to Ghandi?

Second Girl: Yeah really, are you going to say “Wuzzup Ghandi!”? I don’t think so.

Boy: When did you meet him?

Girl: A couple months ago. He was here to talk to Parliament or something.

Boy: Ghandi’s been dead for years.

Girl: Oh. I guess it wasn’t Ghandi then.

Boy: The Dalai Lama was here a couple months ago. Maybe it was him.

Girl: Yeah, that’s right! It was the Dalai Lama.

Second Girl: Good thing you didn’t say “Wuzzup Ghandi!”, that would have been embarrassing.

Second Boy: Dalai Lama, isn’t he the one who keeps getting reincarnated?

Second Girl: No dear, that’s the Pope.

2 Responses to “Really, what can you say to Ghandi?”

  1. 30 Jan 2008 at 8:42 pm Janice

    I cannot even respond with a decent comment as I am laughing too hard ~

  2. 11 Feb 2008 at 9:52 pm luke

    following the hermeneutic of generosity and giving them the benefit of the doubt, the first ignorant child might have met one of the many people from the gandhi family prominent in indian politics, or the second ignorant child might have been referring to the fact that the dalai lama has said that he may not be reincarnated next time around, since china denies tibet its independence.

    but i doubt it.

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