Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grumble-grumble

Anyone know how to uninstall that newly added annoying, annoying, annoying, annoying --> infinity left bar on the google search results? Google had such a clean look - why did they have to go and tweak it? At the very least, shouldn't they have made these bells and whistles optional? Sigh.

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What do you do when someone asks totally inapproprite questions? I just overheard two colleagues talking. One of them, say A, was enquiring about the other's (say B's) baby. B made the usual blah-blah comments. Then A goes, "Are you done?". B looked confused and A helpfully clarified "I mean, are you done having babies or are you having one more?" The expression on B's face was priceless and she spluttered some response. Seriously, since when did someone's reproductive habits become topics of casual conversation? I have noticed that people of Asian descent are more likely to be the perpetrators - probably owing to the Asian culture of "everyone's business is my business as well".

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I uninstalled the Facebook app for iPhone. I realized that my tolerance for reading daily status updates like "Yaay - my kids finished eating their bowls of cereal completely" and "Watzisname is twiddling her thumbs" is pretty low. Must say, my quality of life seems to have improved.

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Phew - I sure sound grumpy! On the bright side, the weather today is gorgeous. A perfect California day - cloudless, sunny and pleasantly warm. Niccccceee!

7 comments:

Bharathis said...

Enjoy the weather! We are being roasted slowly in the 'moderate' heat of the oven called Chennai!

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,
If you use firefox, please check out this add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/161638/

I have been using this and no longer have the everything bar on the left. Hope it helps.

I have been a reader of your blog for a while now. Nice one.

-Srini

vishesh said...

lol :P

J said...

:-)

SK said...

Arch! hope you are not as grumpy now :--D

Man is a social animal, everyones business is every other persons business, more so among Indians Ha Ha! :--))

Archana said...

Mom - hope it is better now.

Srini - thanks a lot for that pointer. It was not getting installed earlier - looks like the problem with the plugin is fixed now. And oh, welcome aboard!

Vishesh - :-)

J - :-)

SK - ya,ya back to normal now :-).

SF-1 said...

I hate Facebook !!!