Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Y2K Alive in Bangalore

Remember back to New Years Eve 1999. What will happen at mid-night? Will my computer crash, will we run out of water,food,gas? Will the power go and leave us in the dark?
We best buy a generator, gallons of water all the can food at the store and fill up the cars,clean the shot gun and get ready for an all out battle with the neighbors for food, water and heat, after all Minnesota in January it is balmy!

well we all know how that one turned out.

Now that training is coming into good use here in Bangalore or I should say in India in general.
Hording as defined by Webster's:
horde /hɔrd, hoʊrd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[hawrd, hohrd] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, hord·ed, hord·ing.
a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.
a tribe or troop of Asian nomads.
any nomadic group.
a moving pack or swarm of animals: A horde of mosquitoes invaded the camp. –verb (used without object)
to gather in a horde: The prisoners horded together in the compound.
[Origin: 1545–55; earlier also hord, horda ≪ Czech, Pol horda < Ukrainian dial. gordá, Ukrainian ordá, ORuss (orig. in Zolotaya orda the Golden Horde), via Mongolian or directly < Turkic ordu

The following is the definition added by yours truly,
6. Walk into any grocery type store see an item of food, mostly canned but not limited to cans, made in the US , mostly used to make Mexican food, but not limited to that, and buy all of the ,except one, and tell you neighbors about the "find" you made at the store and watch them all stampede to get in on the deal only to find out there is only one left:)!!

The have them over so they can see all the cool stuff you found and you can gloat over you success.

It is important to only invite people over who do not have a spare key to your house.