Category Archives: Life is like that

only human

 In the same breath by which Sharon Stone made the karma remark on the Sichuan earthquake, she had proudly proclaimed the friendship she shares with the Dalai Lama.

 

The backlash against her (from the karma remark) has cost her royalties from endorsing Christian Dior’s skincare products in China, and the reputation she had toiled to build.

 

And it looks set to also cost her a friendship.

 

The Dalai Lama, in distancing himself from Sharon Stone, acknowledged that ‘I’ve met that lady’, but then ‘her particular sort of comment – that I don’t know.’

 

This goes to show that humans, regardless of who they are, are very pragmatic beings.

 

things you never say to your wife

 Don’t you pass any such remark to your wife:

 

“Did you put on just a little weight?”  Don’t even imply this.

 

“Is the weighing machine working right?  It says I am lighter these days.”  Not unless you want to trigger her disproportionate concern on the correctness of the scale’s report about her.

 

“Carol still looks good, doesn’t she?”  Especially if Carol was your ex.  Even if she wasn’t,  refrain from uttering anything like this anyway.

 

And the ultimate one: 

 

“These can’t be my kids.”  Never ever say this, even when your kids are performing way better than you did.  Or even when you mean it as a compliment to her family.

 

Of course, it is perfectly OK for your wife to say the same.  That’s the way life is.