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Mosar illa, Cheese ide …

A friend was visiting Bengalooru on a vacation. Very excited at being home and wanting to see the developments in the city, he offered to do the grocery shopping on behalf of his parents. He went to the market, bought the vegetables and just as he was set to return, he remembered his mother telling him to get a pack of Natural Yoghurt as well.

So he headed to the nearest Bakery and asked the assistant for a pack of Natural Yoghurt. Having been abroad for a while now, our friend’s language had change a bit and it took a while for him to explain the shop assistant what Natural Yoghurt meant. Finally he remembered his pre-abroad days and said “Ah! Of course, get me curd. All I need is a pack of curd”.

Now the assistant seemed relieved. He went in and checked in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, there was no pack of curd available. As he turned around to respond to our friend that curd was not available, he remembered the words of his owner, “If the item is not available, then suggest any other closest item, say if bread is over, suggest the customer to buy buns, etc”. So the assistant decided that he will try his luck. He responded to our friend, “Saar! Mosar-illa, Cheese ide. Kodla?” (Sir, there ain’t any curd left, but cheese is available. Do you want that?)

Our friend was delighted to know that a small bakery in good old Bengalooru has now started selling Mozzarella Cheese. All excited, he said “Howdu, adoo beku” (Yes, I need that too). As the assistant handed him a pack of Cheese, our friend questioned the assistant with a confused look, “Curd packet yellide?” (Where is the pack of curd?)

The even more confused assistant repeated the words, “Saar!! Helidanalla Saar, Mosar illa, Cheese ide antha?” (Sir, Didn’t I just tell you that curd is not available, but I can give you Cheese instead?) Slowly the words appeared to make sense to our friend, who politely refused the product and returned home with a sheepish grin on his face.


Comments on: "Mosar illa, Cheese ide …" (5)

  1. Can’t stop laughing! I remember years and years ago, when Olay hit the market, I rushed to the nearby kaka shop and asked for oil of olay. He said it is ‘out of stock’ but he can give me ‘gogonut ooyill’.

  2. Is this friend by chance YOU Niks? You didn’t tell me when we were in Bangalore about this?

  3. @Sumana: Thanks! Gogonut OoyiLLLLL!!! LOL! ManasLayo. Kaka shops are usually famous for ‘UNGLE CHIPS’ 🙂
    @Sandhya:’Vandenegalu’:) This is a pigment of my skin’s imagination 🙂

  4. what a perfect way to beat my monday blues….hilarious….:)..similar thing happened to me here, my first day in london and i go to offlicense store and asked for Curd and the shop owner srilankan man quickly asked me ARe you srilankan or Indian? I also remember this joke back in school…
    A sardar invited an Englishman for luch and places curd on table…the guest asked him what is this?Sardar didn’t know English,he said “Milk sleeping in night, morning becomes tight”…lame but cudnt stop writing here…:)..

    Keep writing,


  5. @Bhavya: LOL! There were many such funny jokes at school! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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