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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Outta My Way, Jack

On the roads, in restaurants, in movie theatres, on NDTV's The Big Fight or while driving, the average inhabitant of this country is spitting, shouting, talking loudly on the cellphone, jumping queues, interrupting conversations, switching lanes, burping or simply scratching his crotch (if he's a he) and staring rudely at all and sundry.

Such people need to get hold of Lynne Truss' forthcoming book, entitled Talk To The Hand, a cry for civility and manners in an ungentlemanly world. If practical, zero-tolerance measures are suggested, one is going to adopt them at once. If you don't mind, Sir.

5 Comments:

  • could we organise for free copies of the book to be sent ASAP to obnoxious anonymous commenters as well?

    By Blogger uma, at 12:55 PM  

  • Oi! I'm an anonymous commenter, but I'm not obnoxious. Am I, Prufrock?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:33 PM  

  • Glaring omission from your list of places that require this book - our very own Lower House of Parliament

    :-(

    By Blogger shrik, at 9:20 PM  

  • But what I meant to say before I read the comment about obnoxious commentators: Lynn Truss has written many books, but the only ones to make an impact are the ones in which she's basically shouted at everyone for bad behaviour of some sort.

    Have you noticed?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:58 AM  

  • Uma: You think those anonymous commentators can read?

    Anon: Not referring to you, of course :)

    Shrik: Too true, alas.

    Anon2: She's probably just one of those erudite schoolmarms that everyone's in awe of.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 3:47 PM  

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