A colleague (let’s call him “CR”) working at an office based in Silicon Valley, California narrated the following funny incident.
CR is on his way home after running an errand when his wife calls him up on his cell phone and asks him to get something nice to eat. So, CR goes to an Indian restaurant to grab some samosas. The owner of the restaurant is an acquaintance and suggests that they chat for some time over a beer. CR sits down with him while in the background, the big television screen in the restaurant is blaring out programs from the Zee TV channel.
The Indian owner of the restaurant is a burly guy and so are the other workers there – all manly, tough-looking, strong men with thick, hairy arms. After some time, the owner who CR is sitting with sipping beer turns in the direction of the other workers and announces loudly,
“Oye! Jaldi aao. Chhoti Bahu TV pe aa raha hai!”
Translation – “Oye! Come quickly. ‘Chhoti Bahu’ is about to start on TV!”
(‘Chhoti Bahu – Sindoor bin Suhagan’ is the type of utterly feminine, cheesy, stereotypical, overly dramatic Indian soap opera that targets most Indian women. http://www.zeetv.com/shows/choti-bahusindoor-bin-suhagan.html)
Out come the masculine beer-drinking men to join their boss and sit engrossed in watching the soap, leaving CR stunned and speechless!