Sorry guys. Have been busy looking for a house the last few days. And you know what comes first in life..once you have a girl in tow…the girl.
We have decided on a house in Velachery. A nice place…sometime do pay a visit. As for my address, you could mail me and check. Oops, did not realize you did not have my mail id. How about calling and checking? By the way, do you have my mobile number? Now you know how welcome you are to my house.
My land lady is very nice. Here is how our conversation went –
Me: Hi, we are interested in your house. Could we have a look.
She: Sure. What are you? A Muslim, Christian or a HIndu?
Me: I am a Hindu.
She: Oh, cool. Not that religion matters. Afterall, we are a Hindu nation with a Muslim President and a Sikh Prime Minister and a Christian chief of ruling party.
She: Where are you from?
She: That Meenakshi Amman temple place?
Me: Yes. Same place. Can we see the house pls?
(All this while we were waiting outside)
She: Sure. Why not. You are not a Bhramin are you?
Me: No madam. I am not.
(So much for her nationalistic feelings)
She: We are going to Muscat.
(The broker had told me they were going to US…guess it does not matter)
Me: Thats nice. Could we see the house pls.
(We are still outside)
She: Yeah sure. Why not. Where do you work?
Me: I work in Tidel Park.
She: Ohhhh cool. A software professional. Come on right in….the rent is Rs 5500/-
Though I am not a software professional, it did help in getting the house. But one thing is for sure..the rent could have been a little less if I had not mentioned Tidel Park.