Wednesday, June 09, 2010

While I was sleeping

When I was in school, I wrote a lot of essays which ended with "Thank goodness it was just a dream" or "I woke up, relieved. It was just a dream" To prevent such lame endings to my post, I'll state here right now that what you're about to read (if you choose to) is a dream. Nothing else.

So, I was sitting in Ketsbaia waiting for the light to turn green, when suddenly, an old beat up car, it's side view mirror precariously hanging on to it's life came from the across the road and tried to squeeze in on my left, on it's way to goodness knows where (it was on the wrong side of the road, so it took me by surprise) The driver naturally misjudged  the available gap and there was a loud screechy noise, a bang and I could see the slow, unrehearsed moves of the driver, an indication of someone who had just braked with all their might. I knew I had been hit. The driver of the other car panicked and backed up. Another loud screechy noise ensued.

Shaking like a leaf I got out of Ketsbaia, inspecting the damage. So did the other driver, a harassed looking lady in a floral blouse and brown skirt. There were dents on my car, and a part of him seems to have been torn off. I walked towards the lady asking her for her insurance information. She kept quiet. I asked her for her name instead, and she was still quiet. I didn't know what to do. Suddenly she walked up to me with a piece of paper, put it in my hand and left.

On it was written the recipe to repair dents without going to the workshop. Apparently, all you need to do is to crush some of the mini peanut puffs (see picture), and add them to  some materials we use to make car paint. (I work in an automotive paint factory, so I know the ingredients when I see them) and voila, you've got material durable enough to fix your dents and patch up broken bits.

Yeah, looks like I am married to my job!


  1. Ok, those curry puff pix sure got my stomach growling ... LOL!

  2. I an CC, one of the administrators and owners of Sueskitchen, Since you did not ask permission to use Alices's recipe personal picture I came to see how it was being used.
    I fear I don't find the analogy amusing,in fact..I didn't care for it at all. You make her recipe sound as though it will repair dents in cars.. I will ask that you remove her picture and any reference to Sueskitchen immediately.
    In advance,I thank you for removing the picture. I'll check back later.
    CC of

  3. We are not amused! Peanut thingies cannot fix dents! What were you thinking?

    (When I first saw the photo, I thought those were sweet potatoes.)

  4. Nick: I was asked to remove it... but I was craving for them the whole day yesterday.

    CC: Done. And, seriously, you didn't have to be so unkind about it.

    SAW: LOL... Well, evidently blog post 'labels' escape some people.

    (Come to think of it, it does look like 'em)

  5. You write so well! Seriously!

    Oh and CC....take a chill pill la. No need to get so narky!

  6. Dear CC of,

    1. All Terra was trying to do was to show people what a curry puff looks like, to those who did not know, and your photograph could have contributed to that little piece of education.

    2. Terra did not mention anything about making car dent repairing curry puffs. Neither did she mention that there is a recipe for car dent repairing curry puffs.

    3. Its always nicer to be kind, rather than being so rude. It just reflects badly on yourself, which brings me to point 4.

    4. You need a sense of humour. And if you don't have one, you do not go off on someone who simply had a very funny dream about peanut filled curry puffs and chemicals being able to fix car paint.

  7. I occasionally have rather too vivid dreams about the database business. I know what you mean.

    Those mini peanut puff people need to lighten up a bit.

  8. This is more nuts than the dreams I write about.

  9. Gee: Thank you for the support...

    King of Scurf: LOL... yeah, it's not much fun, though...

    Ricardo: Of course.. since we are actually talking about peanuts ;)


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