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Food Courts – Fighting for chairs

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Yep… “Fighting for Chairs” is another name of the game that people usually call “Food Courts”. I suddenly see too many of them nowadays. In malls, in big restaurants like Haldiram’s and small road-side restaurants. When road-side temporary establishments do this, I’m fine with it. But when these moneyed chains do it, it sickens me. They charge the same as everyone else or more. And they let in as many people as can enter in their obscenely huge shops with very few chairs and tables. It’s totally up to the people to fight for them or eat while balancing their food on one hand. Perhaps the only differentiating factor from the road-side vendors are that they give you air-conditioning. But then the road-side food tastes better 🙂

Lots of events seem to give me the impression that I am a little too weird. And when I see so many people happily jostling for standing space in a super over-crowded Haldiram’s, I get a little more sure that there might be something wrong with me. But I will be what I am. When it comes to dining out, it is restaurants that direct me to a proper table, or a road-side vendor. Fighting for food and tables and chairs are not for me.

Though my gut feeling says that food courts are the future… with the amount of profit these guys must make while having almost no costs in managing customers. Once you set up a food court kind of joint, it just raking in the moolah all the time 😦 I gotta learn how to cook.

[UPDATE: The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!]

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Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 9:26 am

Posted in Muses, Rants

A new way to increase ad revenue?

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I’ve subscribed to “Cricket Zone with Krish Srikkanth” recently in Bloglines. I got the link from Amit Agarwal’s blog. However, I see an interesting thing happening. The feed that is displayed on Bloglines misses random words from the post. And this happens with each post. So even though I can see most of the posts, I have to browse over to the post on the original website to read it properly!

I’m wondering if this is some new strategy being tested by Google to increase ad revenue from Blogger blogs. Well, it isn’t working that well I think. Because I’m pissed off, and I’ll unsubscribe if the next post doesn’t read properly from my feed reader.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Rants, WTF

The asses at Zapak

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I’ve been spending wasting some time playing Multiplayer Cricket at www.zapak.com. And I’ve realised one thing… most people are just plain arses. They quit the game when they don’t get to bat first. They quit when they are losing. They quit if they can’t score a couple of balls. They don’t reply back when you try to chat with them. They’re just a pain. The people at Zapak must find a way to throw out these guys. I don’t think I’m going to play again at that place 😦

But a wider problem still remains. Why are people like that? Why do they have to be so selfish? I expect most people playing cricket at Zapak to be from the Indian subcontinent. Are we in this region such asses generally?

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Monday, February 26, 2007 at 12:46 am

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Manglik searches

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It's funny how most people who reach my blog via search engines reach via the search for "manglik". I did write a frustrated post once it once. But people seriously seem to be worried about this thing! And there's nothing out there which says anything with authority, or clears up all this confusion. Pretty hopeless case this 😦

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 9:37 am

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ICICI direct.com pains

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Adding to Sushubh's rant about ICICI direct.com, this is what I get to see today:

ICICI direct.com login problem screenshot

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Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:29 am

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Stupid doctors

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ok, What are doctors for?

A friend recently went to the doctor because of an upset stomach. And the doctor tells him that he needs to stop eating out and eat only "home food". I thought the doctor was supposed to cure him so that he would be able to resume his ordinary lifestyle. And it's not like he ate restaurant food everday!!

When you go to a doctor you don't pay him for prevention advice. You pay him to be cured.

Now that'll be the day when I go to my ophthalmologist and he says that I am not supposed to read anymore because my eyes are weak, … instead of prescribing me glasses.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1:00 pm

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Windows pain

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It's such a bloody pain…

Every time I play a game, it changes my monitor resolution… and my Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk windows have shifted to the center of the screen from the rightmost corner where I place them 👿

There really should be some play to pin these windows to where I want them. In fact this holds thru for all things on my desktop including files and shortcuts. This happens even when I do a remote login from another PC with some other monitor resolution.

Pain Pain… super pain 😦

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Monday, April 3, 2006 at 8:59 pm

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