The Shoat Statements

Random musings by the multiple voices inside my head.


...women have to wear a sari to court in Sri Lanka? A woman can so easily look professional without having to wrap herself up in 6 yards. I can understand the colour restrictions (applicable to both sexes) but not the whole sari thing.

I mean, if women have to wear saris, shouldn't the men be wearing the national? Why force a colour and a costume on women, but only a colour on men? Plus, as pointed out by so many people, a sari reveals so much more of a woman's body than a suit (pants or skirt) possibly could.

Retarded, chauvinistic rule says I.

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...that motorcyclists have absolutely no fear for their own lives? I've lost track of the number of times I've personally wanted to run over a motorcyclist. They overtake from the left, right, on pavements, kiss your buffer, the sides, the mirrors and all this at times without even a helmet...but if a car so much as grazes them (and it's usually their fault), rest assured that there will be a mob at hand to chop your head off.

Seriously, does it not occur to them that a trip to the garage for me could mean a trip to the morgue for them?

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...pedestrians feel the need to cross the road five feet away from the pedestrian crossing? It is so annoying that after waiting at a crossing for people to cross, you have to brake and wait less than three feet ahead, because some morons feel that a pedestrian crossing stretches across infinitely.

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...my love life is of such paramount interest to my extended family? Why can't they just watch Mahagedara instead?

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...there is never any edible vegetarian food at family gatherings? A token plate of rubber-like fish does NOT count, for those of us who have chosen not to eat meat (and yes, chicken is meat). And a salad is a salad. We cannot eat rice and salad and be satisfied with it.

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...people ask for treats? If you want to eat something so badly, go out and buy it yourself. I'm sure the vast majority of us would like to treat our friends & colleagues daily, had we the ability. If we aren't giving a treat, it's because we have a good reason not to, so I wish people would just take the bloody hint.

Last I checked, plenty stores sell Christmas cake/cakes in general/biriyani/wattalappam/kavum/kokis et al, so go get it yourself.

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...Pizza Hut is still in business? Most of their pizza taste the same, the seafood is conspicuously absent from the Seafood Supreme, the menu sucks and the prices are exorbitant.

They've also lost most of their sense, because the Pizza Hut marketing dept. seems to think that the best way to entice us to eat their pizzas is by letting us know that mice live inside the pizza crusts! Blech!!!

Did I mention that the portions have also gotten smaller?

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Hmmm...that's it for today. Feel free to add your own burning questions here.


Just a short post wishing everyone a great 2009.



May it be infinitely better than the one that just passed!

The 100% non-religious commandments I try to live by.



1. Always try to make a positive difference.

2. Don't bite the dog, even if he bit you.

3. Question everything. Always check everything, even your most cherished thoughts, against the facts. If they don't hold up, it's time for the dustbin.

4. Enjoy your sex life, and let others enjoy theirs. What people do behind closed doors (and with whom) is none of your business, and doesn't concern you at all.

5. Always do the right thing. Even if you don't benefit from it.

6. Give gifts. It will always make you feel good.

7. Do not tolerate evil, injustice or stupidity.

8. If you have a dream, chase it. Never mind whether you'll achieve it or not.

9. Keep the child in you alive.

10. Never shy away from love, no matter how many times you've been burnt. But don't let your life be defined by love, or whom you love. You are your own master, always.

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