Why I respect Russel Peter now – Fuqua Life 4
October 20, 2012 2 Comments
I know a lot of you maybe wondering when did Russel Peter come to Fuqua … no he didn’t … you didn’t miss any excitement
Occasion – Amine’s birthday party hosted by him and his gracious flatmates … Thank You Guys !!!!
We call for a cab but the cab company keeps on telling we are almost there …. We were getting anxious and angry at the cab service. Finally I saw a cab on street and decided to flag it. We cancelled the cab booking and went to the flagged cab once it stopped. The driver was ecstatic to see us and welcomed us saying, he had dropped us before to our house. I just smiled because I didn’t remember anything …
Once in, we told him the address which we wanted to go to. He laughed and said in excitement BARTY BLACE. Let’s go …
I am confused …what is BARTY… “We need to go to this address” … no BARTY
Cab Driver – Yes Yes, I know. THE BARTY BLACE.
Varun – No Barty … Just take me to this address.
Cab Driver – Yes … Barty Blace
Now I am losing patience … what the hell is going … and what is BARTY
Enters into the argument, my flatmate, my NUS classmate, Samir Sultan ( clapsss … ). He is most polite and soft spoken person I have ever met. I am confused, how come he is coming to the argument.
Samir – Let me handle …
Varun – You sure
Samir – Yes …. ( turning away to cab driver) … Yes we need to go to BARTY BLACE …
Cab Driver – Yes, that is what I am saying… let’s go !
I am surprised … shocked … where are we going … Samir tells me in Hindi to not worry and relax. I act to relax and to some extent tried to relax too.
Few minutes later, we reach the place and only person interacting with cab driver was Samir.
Now I am confused and I confront Samir …. what the HELL is this BARTY PLACE
Samir smiles and smiles and smiles. Now when I ask again, the main story comes out …
Samir – I actually saw lot of Russel Peter show in Singapore. In them I remembered he told that Egyptian origin people can’t say the letter P. They pronounce the letter P as B. So I could understand what the cab driver meant.
Varun – You learnt it from Russel Peter … of all places , Russel Peter. I can’t believe it.
Samir just smiles and I realized learning can come from anywhere … even Russel Peters !