"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to Spot a Sri Lankan in a Foreign Country (test it to see the truth)

I got this from an email, and found it sooo funny. Many stuff will aplly to u, if u are a Sri Lankan who lives in a foreign country. The original story says just "How to Spot a Sri Lankan", and I changed it to " How to Spot a Sri Lankan in a Foreign Country".
Read and see whether it's true. Specially the Toilet has a plastic bowl part :)


This is so true and so funny. You know that you are definitely a Sri Lankan.

Everything you eat is flavored with garlic, onion and chilies. (True)

You try and re-use gift wrappers , gift boxes, aluminum foil and of course disposable cups & plates. (True)

You try to eject food particles from between your teeth by pressing your tongue against them and making a peculiar noise like, tshick, tshick! (True ???)

You are standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport. (True)

You arrive one or two hours late to a party, and think it's normal. (definetly True)

Your toilet has a plastic bowl next to the commode. (True it is)

You name your children in rhythms (example, Honey & Money, Sita & Gita, thunga & --singhe, Nimal & Vimal)

All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names. (True most of the time)

You take Sri Lankan snacks anywhere it says 'No Food Allowed' (ture? I dont know)

You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house. (true again)

You load up the family car with as many people as possible. (true )

You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it’s the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch (Ture True True)

Your parents tell you to not care about what your friends think, but they won't let you do certain things because of what the other Uncles And Aunties' will think. (Sub Continet)

You teach you kids to say uncle and auntie to anyone older related or not.

Owning a rice cooker is a top priority. (I doubt)

Use the dishwasher to store dishes - use it only for special occasions. (True Again)

Say ’NO’ after every sentence. i.e . . . . That’s good NO. Very expensive NO...etc (Not all i guess)

Men use the word 'PUT' frequently i.e. PUT a drink, PUT a Jump ! (Only False)

You live with your parents even if you are 40 years old. (And they like it that way). (is this true?)

If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose daughter has run with whose son and feel it's your duty to spread the word. (Definetly True)

If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight . (true)

When your parents meets a Sri Lankan for the first time and talk for a few minutes, you soon discover they are your relatives. (true ture true)

Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs while talking. (May b)

You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them away from getting dirty but the sheet on your bed has not seen water for months! (true for Dewaniya)

It is embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people (true)

You list your daughter as 'fair and slim' in the matrimonial no matter what she looks like. (true)

You have a big cabinet in your hall to keep glass wares & ceramic utensils (you have never used) (yep true again)

You have really enjoyed reading this because you know some, or most of them apply to you. (i bet u did)

2 comments:

Sam said...

You try to eject food particles from between your teeth by pressing your tongue against them and making a peculiar noise like, tshick, tshick! (Bangladesh Defiantly)

You are standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport. (Females. Defiantly)

You arrive one or two hours late to a party, and think it's normal. (Chandrika Kumarathuge?)

Your toilet has a plastic bowl next to the commode. (Indians. We have a bucket)

All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names. (Italians)

You take Sri Lankan snacks anywhere it says 'No Food Allowed' (We don’t. Never Seen)

You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house. (Sri Lankans alright)

You load up the family car with as many people as possible. (Mexicans )

Owning a rice cooker is a top priority. (Indian)

Men use the word 'PUT' frequently i.e. PUT a drink, PUT a Jump ! (Indians!)

You live with your parents even if you are 40 years old. (And they like it that way). (Prince Charles!)

If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose daughter has run with whose son and feel it's your duty to spread the word. (HaHa! That is us.)

When your parents meets a Sri Lankan for the first time and talk for a few minutes, you soon discover they are your relatives. (HaHa! That is us alright)

Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs while talking. (Noop. Not us.)

It is embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people (Italians!)

You list your daughter as 'fair and slim' in the matrimonial no matter what she looks like. (Indians!!!)

You have a big cabinet in your hall to keep glass wares & ceramic utensils (you have never used) (Oh Yes! we keep that if any case pope visits. learned it from British)

Anonymous said...

fucking loser!