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faults in the clouds of delusion

Friday, July 03, 2009


Overheard, one end of a telephone conversation:

- Yes, he's at the University of Pennsylvania right now.
- Yes, it's in Philadelphia.
- Yes, it's a real university.

I think I can guess at the first two questions.


Blogger Szerelem said...

ok, for us dummies - what are the first two questions?

7/03/2009 11:04 PM  
Blogger Falstaff said...

Seriously? There are people out there who've never heard of U Penn?

7/04/2009 3:58 AM  
Blogger Szerelem said...

Falstaff: I know you're from Penn and all but you shouldn't take it that personally. I have met people over the last couple of months who have heard of neither Harvard nor Oxford. (So, what do they teach at Oxford, I am asked. Ummm?!)

7/04/2009 4:26 AM  
Blogger Rahul Siddharthan said...

Philadelphia is a real place?

7/04/2009 2:44 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

based on context, i'd guess the first was "what is your son doing now?" and the second, "is that in philadelphia?"

i know! maybe they know it by its formal name -- UPenndranath?

not if you're staying the night at the cosmic elevator's ;-)

7/04/2009 10:32 PM  
Blogger km said...

True story: there was a day-care/kindergarten outside my place in Bombay that was called "Harvard Academy".

Rahul: Philadelphia is an illusion caused by a lack of New York.

"Upenndranath" = :D

7/05/2009 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upenndranath.. hahahahaha!!!

- PM

7/28/2009 3:09 AM  

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