Monday, January 31, 2011

But a lie's still a lie, even when it’s white

Lyrics to WHITE LIE, a song from US TV Series "Lie to me"
(Src: http://bonjupatten.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/white-lies-do-not-pay-off-in-the-long-run/)

I say I'm 10 when I'm 9 and half.
My Uncle Tells a joke and I try to laugh
In gym I fake a headache, but I want to quit
I say I love the sweater that my Grandma knit.

But that's a white lie
(sing echo) White Lie
That's the kind you want to tell
white Lie
(sing echo) White Lie
So your mom won't have to yell
A white lie
(sing echo) White Lie
Everybody does it cause it feels alright and it's more polite
But a lie's still a lie, even when it's white

I pretend I'm asleep when my dad walk's in
I said I ate my chicken, but I just ate the skin
You speak and say your lie and when your mouth says not
Your pants are on fire, but they're not too hot

When it's a
White Lie
(sing echo) White Lie
It's the kind you want to tell
A white lie
(sing echo) White Lie
So your dad won't have to yell
A white lie
(sing echo) white lie
Everybody does it, cause it feels alright and it's more polite
but a lie's still a lie, even when it's white

While it might be hard, to say what's true,
would you want a white lie told to you?

But that's a white lie
(sing echo) White Lie
That's the kind you want to tell
white Lie
(sing echo) White Lie
So your mom won't have to yell
A white lie
(sing echo) White Lie
Everybody does it cause it feels alright and it's more polite
But a lie's still a lie, even when it's white!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Pink or Blue?

Even modern couples want to find the gender of the to-be-born child. Sounds ridiculous? You can't guess why, unless you think "out-of-the-box".

[Spoiler alert] Take your time to guess before reading further.

I too was surprised when I heard. But here's why...

Couples these days want to know the gender of to-be-born child for various different reasons (apart from the usual ones one may think of, in disgust).
1. What color toys, clothes etc., to buy? It would be blue if it's a boy and pink if it's a girl.
2. It is time to admit first baby girl into a school and they would like to know what gender second child is going to be. They would go for co-ed if it's a boy and girls school if it's a girl.
3. To decide the time of birth, if given a choice (like in case of c-section). Some days are auspicious for baby boy and some are auspicious for baby girls.

The third one sounds weird as it tries to decide the fate of new born ;-), but which one does not?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Business Proposition

One of my distant friends came up with a strange business proposition to which I wondered how he even thought of such a thing and why did I cross his mind to execute that. The thing was... he had no money or interest to do investments under 80C and he asked me whether I would be interested to buy mutual funds in his behalf, may be as a joint investment. If I am willing to do the same, he says we can share the tax benefit he would be getting out of that investment. Isn't this a legal and a cool idea, both in a single package?