Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Laptops are people too.

So is there anybody out there? who does this:

You use your laptop on its battery supply, lost in your work, you don't realize this until it starts to hibernate. That is when you try to stop it by hurriedly connecting it to the power supply, in the naive almost comically pathetic hope that the computer will now, in light of the fact that the power supply has resumed, decide to put a halt to the process of hibernation and resume working.








Welcome to India; the country of mismanagement galore, where a law abiding citizen such as myself has to submit himself to farcical government procedures and protocol in order to get a passport renewed [the funny part is that while I can technically use my passport as a universal address proof since it is one of the toughest documents to forge, I can't use it as proof with the authority that issued it to me and which is going to issue me with the renewed document. Does this make sense to you? ] while alien terrorists like Ajmal Kasab can coolly just waltz into the country on a rubber dinghy and use live people as targets for shooting practise. I need to bribe the bastards at the RTO to register my car in time while the government allows aliens like Quattrochi to gaily withdraw funds from seized bank accounts. I could just go on and on. I am disgusted with the people of our country. I seriously am.

So I have been trying to renew my passport since last month, first the fucking agent made a mistake in counting and incorrectly assumed that I was an adult [he calls it 'major'] when I got my previous passport, so I had to return after 4 hours of boredom in the passport office. Then comes the strike that the workers were on; which lasted until this monday, now it seems that I need 3 proofs of ID and a police verification as well. All of this for a fucking renewal, this will be my third passport. God I hate these slothful government bureaucracies, and those we-stink-worse-than-smegma[this is apparently an adjective] governments employees,and these archaic rules that the whole world has abandoned except for our glorious nation.


Slippery Reflections said...

when's the passport due?

you just ignore the pop up which cries out for power?
oh pc eh! :P

also, the white on black really really hurts my eye, mebbe a light grey on black will help?

pave said...


so you want everyones blog to look like urs? ;)

Slippery Reflections said...


stfu. i don't want my eyes dying is all. otherwise he'll just lose half his readership. :D it doesn't hurt your pair?

pave said...

nah s'all right. mine eyes seem to be handling it.

JerryKantrell said...

Sorry to interrupt you guys, but it seems to me that my blog has been nationalized by the two of you :D hehe.

@pavi witty comment!

@slipperyreflections: It seems that they need three ID proofs, and one of them is the ration card which y family doesn't have. And when I ask people how to get it done, they say 'get your passport done it is better than ration card'

Anonymous said...

you rancid li'l mofo, you.

Sunil said...

(that was me, pi)

JerryKantrell said...

Why does it say San Jose then?

Anonymous said...

why don't you stay there and do something about the system..

JerryKantrell said...

@anon: too bored, man.