புலம்பல்கள் - PULAMBALGAL
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
It happens that once my manager when passing through office corridor, says "whazzup buddy" and was looking at me to say something. My brain deciphered something like a bee's buzz. I was wondering what to say. As adviced by my peers i just blurted out "Pardon me". I could see in his eyes "What this jerk is doing, cant understand whazzup??". To be polite he mutters "howdy". I was wondering what the heck is goin on.. what am i supposed to tell. I should have just used common sense and tried my usual "smile and nod" routine. But i tried to be polite and go back to my rhetoric "Pardon me..".
Thats it. My manager got real red in the face and i could see the confused look on his face. He was thinking, whether i m serious or making fun of him. Third time he says "Whazzup". From the look in his eyes i stopped well short of saying "Pardon me" and went back to my "smile and nod" routine. He was clearly releived (from not having to strangle me). And till date whenever he see me in the corridor or anywhere, he just hangs his head and walk away as though i dont exist. I can't blame him for that.
Anyways, is there any dictionary that explains all the american slang?