Boy 1: Have you noticed a couple of new faces in the other project?
Boy 2: Yes. Couple of eye candies.
Boy 1: Especially that one who is walking in the cup of coffee.
Boy 2: Yeah, man! But, the danger light is on.
It was a lazy afternoon at work and I was overhearing two of my colleagues engaged in a conversation. As the conversation progressed, I was interested and disinterested in alternating cycles. My interest spiked up on hearing the word “eye candy”. Then, it dipped down as these boys were young enough to be discussing school going girls. Finally, the levels spiked up on hearing the word “danger light”. Unable to contain the curiosity, I walked up to them and enquired.
Me: Well… Excuse me for overhearing.
Boy 1 & Boy 2: Tsk Tsk…
Boy 2: Bad man with bad manners. You should not be doing this.
Me: *sheepish smile and meekly* You guys were loud.
My colleagues gave me a cold look as I defended myself. Realizing this to be a wrong move, I decided to ask the question that was burning me.
Me: Tell me what did you mean by danger light.
Boy 1 & Boy 2: *laughing*
Boy 1: Aren’t you married?
Boy 1: Then you know.
Me: No, I don’t know.
Boy 2: It is the thing on their forehead.
Me: You mean the bindi?
Boy 1: No! It is the red thing they wear on the parting line of their hair.
Yes, it is sindoor. It is red in color like the danger light!
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