SOME OF MY friends started a company built around an innovative idea for an online business. A debate broke out about what to name the venture.
“We have to call it Imagination,” one passionate participant cried out.
Everyone thought the idea over for a minute, and then a voice of reason replied, “Are you sure you want your business card to read ‘Imagination, Limited’?”
MY BROTHER HAD taken his clients out for drinks and one of them placed an order for “scotch on the rocks with ice!”
RANA AZAD, Bengaluru
I AM IN CHARGE OF the legal cell in my office and always struggle to understand the jargon and inconclusive statements that one lawyer sends us. However, two lines are unfailingly clear: “Also, please find enclosed herewith my bill for the consultation fee. You are requested to release the payment at the earliest.”
RATNA THAKUR, New Delhi
SOME YEARS AGO I worked at a bank in Kerala. The regional office had sent a letter to the branch manager regarding the annual audit. The letter stated that the remarks in the reply could either be ‘noted’ or ‘confirmed’. Not sure how to point out the unrectified irregularities, the branch manager responded, “noted to confirm”.