How to Survive a Marriage Proposal

For most people, the day someone proposes to them is arguably the happiest day of their life. However, if you are like me, you’ve been asked this question so many times (primarily by… Continue reading

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me” – Matt Groening

One of the most unfortunate facts about conversations is that they require a minimum of 2 participants. Ideally both these people will speak the same language. Over the years I’ve learnt there is… Continue reading

Okay, but where are you really from?

Most people don’t have trouble answering the question ‘where are you from?’. Okay, I don’t have trouble answering the question either. It’s the people asking the question who have a problem with my… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Dentists

Dear dentists, I can’t help but feel like your job is to terrorize me. First, when you stick those sharp objects in my mouth and lie to me saying that it won’t hurt.… Continue reading

What Santa Claus Taught Me About Discrimination

In my younger days I was told that Santa Claus only visited Christian kids. So I decided I wanted to be Christian. Going to church seemed like a small sacrifice for getting Christmas… Continue reading

A Summary of Your Facebook Friends

There may be over 1 billion Facebook users, but almost all of them fall into the 10 categories below: 1. The just got married/had a baby people – The closer you are to… Continue reading

Everything Will be Alright and Other Commonly Told Lies

Most of us avoid telling lies are far as possible. However, there are some situations in which almost all of us end up lying, even though we might not mean to. I’m referring… Continue reading

5 Ways Instagram Has Made My Life Worse

Before you tell me that nobody is holding a gun to my head forcing me to use Instagram, I would like to point out that I don’t use it. This social media site… Continue reading

Yet Another Japanese Restaurant Misadventure

Anybody who knows me reasonably well can attest to the fact that I like to try new foods. 9 out of 10 times this doesn’t end too well. As much as I like… Continue reading

The Road to Scary Driving Starts in Dubai

If you regularly read this space you’ve probably figured out that I’m not too thrilled with the people I meet on the bus and metro. So you might be wondering why I don’t… Continue reading

Who Says the Customer is the Boss?

Back when I worked in customer service, I was taught that the customer was always right. It didn’t matter if they were actually wrong, they were still right. For the last few years,… Continue reading

The International Armrest Agreement

For years I’ve wondered about who is entitled to the armrest when sitting next to a stranger in an aeroplane or a movie theatre.  Should it be shared? Does it go to the… Continue reading