Tuesday, October 7, 2008

On the delicate issue of re-sizing

I met an old friend the other night. We had the customary celebration but I could sense that there was something amiss. It wasn't anything at work, I could fathom that. He is a man of substantial means. Could it be his family? I doubted it. His wife is a most charming lady and his only son an exceptionally bright young lad.

After much hemming and hawing, and several large drinks, he told me all. It seems his son is passionately fond of food and is expanding in all directions. They've been trying to get him on a diet and some kind of exercise routine, but it doesn't seem to be working too well.

"If only I could get someone who can be firm with him and make him stick to his diet....." he told me and asked me if I could have a word with him. I agreed, of course, and gave the lad a little talk, but I doubt it will have any significant effect

What I think my friend needs is an heir compressor.

13 comments:

gradwolf said...

lol...you told him? :p

rads said...

lol, If only I could get someone who can be firm with him and make him stick to his diet...

I thought you'd land with the quintessential "wife", but that would have been expected! :)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

Nice post! It IS a delicate matter to discuss :) and the last line is really funny :)
I have come across the same situation with a friend of mine. Couldnt suggest anything. Your suggestion duly noted ;)

Vivek said...

I hope you told him about the virtues of throwing his weight around?
That could seriously bring down the house. (Literally)
:-)

Vivek said...

Your picture of the Iphone is AWESOME!
APT description of a worthless contraption.
Paperweight anyone?

maxdavinci said...

get a gurl

best advise ever possible for weight and hair loss!

RukmaniRam said...

Even I thought you were going to bring your wife in the picture.

Good pun in the end!

Vin said...

heir compressor ;) how could one ever think of that? good one n hope he's compresses soon

sthitapragnya said...

LOL! So finally, you're dietitian huh!

Arun Sundar said...

Lol at 'Expanding in all directions'!!

Reminds of a kid I used to have at my neighbors earlier. One can never see him without a Lays chips bag. Felt like grabbing the chips bag many a time, but never did. :)

Maddy said...

i was wondering what you woudl have told him - beta food is good but no food is better?
like arun said, lays is the culprit..

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

LOL pj.

Madhava said...

Hahaha.
I believe that this post was written solely to honour the wit of the "heir compressor".