Thursday, May 28, 2009

Futre vous

What all can you buy with 350 euros? A lot, if you convert it into INR. It is almost 19 K, with which you can buy a lot, for example, groceries for eight months, etc. If I get hold of that money, I will definitely buy a sidecar for my motorcycle. However, the 55 Indian passengers of the Air France flight who faced racial discrimination on their flight back to India, are not too happy with that money.

Being Indians, I wonder how they felt bad at being racially discriminated against! I mean, hello? The Air France guys are not only white, they are French as well, culturally the most advanced race in the world, boasting of the best artists, best museums, and owners of the most rich language, French. They are even smart enough to pronounce difficult spellings in their indigenous way that nobody else can understand. They are the French. They have all the right to be obnoxious. Even Rowan Atkinson, in his stand up about welcoming people to Hell, categorizes the French as being naturally disposed to get entry into Hell just by virtue of being French.

We Indians were supposed to be farmers and bicycle repairmen. But suddenly we decide to make a trip abroad. Why do you expect the French will give you chairs to sit and loos to defecate in? No wonder they treated us Indians as Indians should be treated. We can't blame the French now, can we? We should gladly accept the 350 euros they have offered to each passenger and buy eight months' worth of groceries, feeling happy that we saved one-way fare.

But no. The Indians, very uncharacteristically, felt insulted. And they are going further, pressing charges at the international court. I mean, HELLO... the father of your nation, Mr MK Gandhi, was thrown out of a train in South Africa only a few decades ago. For being Indian. What gall, I say! To stand up against racial discrimination? What has happened to us? This problem of gross insubordination to the whites (and especially to the French) makes me wonder if we are in the midst of a metamorphosis. Are we turning human after all from being Indian?

To sign off, lemme put it in French: Futre Vous, France... may those 55 Indians shove the 350 euros up your culturally rich asses and give you constipation for 350 days.

13 comments:

Mampi said...

would you attribute this re-awakening to the congress victory??

Oreen said...

no, i think it has been there for some time... say about ten or twenty years?

btw, there's one terminal at the Frankfurt airport from which planes to Asia and Africa take off. There are no chairs in that terminal, and no loo! You have to walk almost 500 meters to go to the loo at the next terminal. Indians sit on the floor, and so do the Europeans who are visiting Asia and Africa. If there's discrimination at that level, why should we expect anything better from some stupid French air hostesses? And it isn't just being brown that makes people hate us worldwide. We are collectively uncivil and the people who represent us abroad aren't all gentlefolk either... no wonder then...

but that doesn't mean we shouldn't give it back. stop flying fucking Lufthansa and Air France, man. They make a whopping business flying millions of Indians worldwide. If we all start flying Kingfisher and Jet (and also Thai and Singapore, who are generally well behaved)... we can drill a hole in their profit margins...

the Germans, buggers that they are, are so jingoistic, they fly only Lufthansa, buy only SAP applications and Bosch drilling machines, drive German cars or cars that have Bosch crdi units, eat only at the German cafe (Goethe Institut)... and fuck only German women... no wonder they are so bloody insular and inward looking... those myopic idiots won't even understand this much English, I think...

btw, why on earth did I start on the Germans?? because I faced the same thing flying Lufthansa... and because Rowan Atkinson rightly places the French next to the Germans in Hell.

Mampi said...

Hold on Babumoshai,
hasnt this started very much in our own country? I mean i have seen half of my punjab squatting on the roads outside the umreekan and kanedian ambassies.....
i have done enough fighting for a visa that i ultimately got simply cos i put my foot down, but others from my homestate have been simply taking that denial-ka-paper as a parcha coming from god almighty. when that all stops, this frankfurt and such stuff will also stop.
but then u and i are pretty much stating the same facts.

Anonymous said...

Right you are! No Loos.. I mean French Piss is as good as French Kiss... You cant just pollute that environment.

Most cultured.. eh! they were jumping across the rich flora of the coastal plains while we dissected the fucking zero in pieces.. even that bloody Leonardo of Pisa borrowed his haloed Fibonacci sequence from this land of cycle repairmen..

Their music is shittier than their privates.. women obnoxious.. poetry cheap.. leaders insane (Natu Napolean through Sathia sarkozy) and First lady's - "available".

The problem is with us.. We decide to give them business.. Europe is dying.. Euro would deplete to half if they can't convince the Muslim Petro axis accept it against Crude..

And then frenchmen would have one more place to go besides hell.. their own museums

How do we know said...

ha ha ha ha ha! you go man!!

How do we know said...

So, if we know that we are the ones who give them the money, why the hell do we holiday abroad?

How do we know said...

you have inspired my next post!

How do we know said...

and i agree.. why fly Lufthansa or Air France at all?

Oreen said...

How do we know why we holiday abroad?

Lazyani said...

Since, you are on the subject , any comments about the aussies?

Anonymous said...

The Best Airline with an impeccable track record has another disaster to handle now.. The Concorde was brought down by a strip of metal on the runway.. this time they are clueless

I know how it feels to loose a loved one.. lets spread the word for our own benefit.. the guys that can crash a Concorde & a 330 are not the ones you do business with!

Godbless

ashaan said...

At first I was wondering where you were leading to. Great article and beautifully written Mr. Dragon!

Anonymous said...

Aussies?? you said that laz?? They are not even worthy of a being a subject matter of a civil discussion!

Their forefathers were Prisoners, convicts, etc - everything but Human beings. Animals woud always behave like animals - the brits realized that way back. SO they retained the useful, domesticated animals (like the famed british bovine community) and sent the useless ones to this faraway eastern land! (They sent some to the West as well)

And look at us - we go study there (I mean we all know what type of Indians need Australian education).