September 22, 2006

Something Irrelevant

One personal frustration that bothers me more than it should is this: when I think up a great comeback days or even weeks after an initial remark. Conversely, one of the most satisfying feelings is when I do successfully respond in a timely manner. Thus, the following incident was immensely satisfying in a weird, inane way.

I was in Ottawa after one of my weekly cross-country flights from Vancouver. I was speaking with a friend, who had recently graduated from University of Waterloo. Somehow, we started discussing the quality of tap water; apparently, it is much better in certain parts of Ottawa then others. I mentioned that Vancouver tap water was good. The Waterloo graduate then said, "Man, the water over in Waterloo is terrible."

Quickly, my reply came, "is it because the Water comes from the Loo?"

Toilet humour, but it made me laugh no less.

Moral: Not every story needs a moral.

And with that irrelevant anecdote aside, I am going to take a break from Irrelevant Opinions to sort out some thoughts, focus on Ramadhan, and work on some personal projects.

May you all benefit greatly from the blessed month that is upon us. Ameen.


  1. lol, I have the exact same thing! Sometimes after I've had a conversation or engaged in a debate, I'll think of a joke or some particularly brilliant point that I didn't mention. And then I feel like banging my head on the wall.

    May you also have an amazing Ramadan and benefit from it in every way, ameen! :)

  2. Assalaamu'alaykum

    lol... that is definitely a "Mom joke".. My Mom (and Dad too actually) tells jokes like this and it cracks her up. The humour in it for the rest of us is watching her enjoy her own joke. :D

    All the best with your current endeavours, insha'Allah. May you also find great benefit in this month, and may your days be filled with His infinite blessings, ameen. :)

  3. Ramadan Mubarak, may Allah (swt) accept our fasting and repentance. Ameen.

    Great joke :)

  4. Heh heh heh... sometimes, it feels really good to laugh at a joke like this one. Heh heh heh. You've got to be lucky with the timing, because othertimes, you just get the "lame" look back.

  5. Hehe, I can already tell who that person was you were speaking to about tap water. As an old reference to that person, I'm surprised that he didn't invite you "and your boys" out to Waterloo to sample this tap water. :)

    There's a Seinfeld episode about this where George Constanza finally comes up with a great comeback to a comment he received after flying back to New York from wherever he was. :)

  6. Nauman: Yep, you guessed it. I guess you would qualify as one of my "boys", so maybe we should take that trip down to Waterloo and see for ourselves. Word, homie. Word.

  7. Ramadan kareem bro. Nice blog.

  8. seinfeld is an awesome show

  9. I'm down for that... fo' shizzle... ma nizzle... :)

    Then again, I'll just fly out to Vancouver instead. We can forget the Loo and watch Luongo inshallah instead. :)

  10. Assalaamu Alaikum :)

    Insha'Allah you're having a very lovely Ramadan.