Monday, June 11, 2012

Don't do it in 3s!

Best of 3. Isn't how we used to do it when we were kids? We toss the coin for heads or tails and determine the results based on 3 tries. Yet, 3 is not an auspicious number. Three years back, I wrote about never lighting more than 2 cigarettes using the same matchstick. Here is the addendum to that post.

Yesterday, I was at a dinner at a friend's place. The dinner was vegetarian. Don't roll your eyes. There are days in my life when I don't eat meat. While having the yummy vegetarian biriyani, I served three spoons of raita into my plate. Seeing this, my friend's wife intervened. She poured one more spoonful of raita over my biryani. She says, "We don't do it in 3s".

Who am I to complain? The raita was also yummy and went along with the biriyani very well.


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17 comments:

  1. I don't understand why they have this thing of not lighting more than 2 cigarettes with the same matchstick.

    But I'm sure a fourth helping of raita is definitely any day better than lighting the 3rd cigarette. :D

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    1. It will affect the friendship! That was the explanation given. I agree with your on the raita part. I am okay even for 5th and 6th helping. ;)

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    2. There are different theories of not lighting more than 2 cigarettes with the same matchsticks. I know one but can't guarantee whether it is true or not. They say while lighting first cigarette enemy can identify you, in second lighting he can aim you and in third one he can surely shoot you. so do not light the third one. Save life... LOL.
      www.rajnishonline.blogspot.com

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    3. My friend told me once that it should be in even numbers and never odd. Funny how some things we just follow when we hear it once.

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    4. @Rajnish - Your argument makes a whole lot of sense. It is better than believing something without knowing what even it signifies.

      @thetravellingwordsmith - :)

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  2. hahahaha...I was thinking what profound thoughts you may be leading us too..but this was so Nonaesque!

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    1. :) Merci Merci. You will not get "profound" thoughts from here. But you will be stimulated to think. :)

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  3. Bengalis also have there share of superstitions about numbers and 3 is not a good number. However the unlucky 13 is the considered a lucky number in bengali and is often referred to as 'shorbopoya troyadosha' meaning literally always lucky number thirteen!

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    1. Interesting information about 13. I like the number 13 and it has always been lucky for me!

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    1. Thank you for the invite. Good luck with the tournament. :)

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  5. We also believe in this, never make things in 3 :)

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    1. Birds of the same feather flock together. Isn't that the saying?

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  6. BTW You were lucky that the raita was tasty otherwise the 4th soon wud have been a nightamre for you :D

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    1. I went for a second helping when this happened. The reason why I went for a second helping is because raita was yummylicious.

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