Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Overheard this morning at the neighbourhood breakfast joint:

I was really sick a few months ago and my girlfriend said she was going to pamper me. So she comes home from work one day and she's got this giant package all wrapped up in wrapping paper and bows and stuff. And inside is a Sitar.

A What?

A Sitar. It's an indian instrument. Yknow, the beatles used one.

Oh, right. So, why a Sitar?

I have no idea.

But you'd played one before?

I'd never seen one before in my life.

I don't understand.

Neither did I. She told me later it cost her like 600 dollars.

Wow. So have you been playing it?

Well, there is a guy at my work who plays one, so he's been showing me how to play a little. I'm still not very good, but I feel like I should at least try to learn.