Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Monday, May 28, 2007

earthy logic

overheard this nugget of conversation at a shop.

customer (brandishing a Rs 2 coin) - do you have 2 Re coins ? (do ek rupai ka sikka hai?)
shopkeeper - if you want change, then ask directly. (agar chutta chahiye to puchiyo to sahi).

i also hear this often, "can you do this?", "can you come here?", etc.
why would you want to question ability, when you actually want something done.

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