This is why you need a wife…
Out with Sharmila for our usual Sunday evening date night. Watching the Cowboys play Saints. We are at a different bar than our usual one today. Met the bartender at the new bar. I was exchanging notes about making cocktails with him.
Then I ordered my drink. It has been a cold, cloudy, dreary day. Thought I would get going with a Bourbon. The following conversation took place with Jay (the aforementioned bartender):
“Four Roses. Single Barrel”
“With a splash of Sprite”
“Four cubes. Wash. Don’t pour.”
And then as Jay walked away, he looked at Sharmila and said “The man knows how to take his Bourbon”.
Sharmila, completed unimpressed and accusing me of showing off (which was totally true 🙂 ) asked me “Bolbo okey baaritey haath diye posto bhaath mekhey khao?” (“Shall I tell him that you mush your rice and curry with your hands at home and then eat with your fingers?”) 🙂
Nothing like a wife to burst your pretentious sophistication bubble 🙂
I think you married your match Rajib! Thanks for a good laugh 😀
Good for Sharmila – and what is wash don’t pour? Educate this wine and beer girl.
Shelly it is about whether you drop the ice in the liquid or vice versa
Posto ke curry boley opoman korle!
I strongly object to one thing : “Posto” ISNOTEQUAL to “curry”! It is far superior it is like comparing a Dodge Neon with Cadillac. Sharmila what is wrong with having that with bare hands! Take this scenario for instance : Imagine both U & RR to be Chinese(or of Chinese decent) and he said the same thing to the bar-tender would the “Chinese-wife” say the same thing about him using chop sticks at home! 🙂
Now explain to me what haat diye posto bhat kgawa got to do with being sphisticated? I do that at almost every other dinner (can’t help-from bordhomaan) and i still consider myself sophisticated.
All my American friends, I would like to refer you to Paromita and Joyjit for a short yet lucid translation of “Bolbo okey baaritey haath diye posto bhaath mekhey khao?” that does not take away the central point I was trying to make.
Paromita and Joyjit, your move. 🙂
Gold! Good on you Sharmila Roy
Rajib Roy, what is the difference between wash and pour when drinking bourbon?
“Posto” as “Posto Choccori” or “Alu Posto” or “Pyag Posto” are a delicacy in the Great district of “Barddhhaman”. Curry refers to something like fish or chiken in an overcooked overspiced sauce, almost like a stew here in the US. The various “Postos”, when properly prepared looks like a paste. For instance “Aloo Posto” (Aloo = Potato) is small cubes of potato cooked in a “Posto” paste. I will leave the definition of “Posto” to Rajib. Over to u Rajib!
The man knows how to eat hiz posto bhaath. :-). And the lady knows how to make her man squirm. 🙂
Haha…good one Sharmila …that’s too funny..
Ha ha ha ha …. hilarious! I am still laughing! Sharmila Roy Boni, fatafati! goragori khachi haste haste… It is a case of Bond becoming Reddy…
Empire strikes back….
Joyjit Mukherjee – poppy seeds, softened with an hour of soaking, and then made into a paste by grinding – the grinding levels are decided by which item you are ooking.
That’s too funny!!!
We’re they out of Macallan’s 12 or 18 year old scotch?
Good story! Actually my kind of story!
I didn’t know it was possible to eat rice & curry without mushing them together… learn something new daily..
It was always obvious that our be(i)tter halves are the ones wearing the pants, puncturing our ‘pretentious hot air balloon’ whenever they need to cut us down to size!!!