Friday, December 31, 2010

And so she said...

Dec 31, 2010: Features Editor (and my boss) Ms Sudipta Basu’s last day at work. She obviously doesn’t need me (or anybody else) to ‘tell’ her that she will be missed. It’s rather obvious. So keeping the buttering aside, here is a compilation of the choicest one-liners that Ms Basu has produced over her five-year stint at this newspaper. (Without which it would have been a tad more difficult to get through)

When I was in uniform, you were in liquid form!
~ Ref: The 20-something age of her team (which includes me).

She is literally blowjobing over the phone man!
~Ref: A certain reporter buttering a source/celeb

My eyes are in a petri-dish!
~Ref: Post 10 pm after editing ‘Sunday Read’ stories

In that case, I will soon be covered in penises man!
~ Ref: Some stupid research which said that stress increases testosterone

What do I put it in this space?! My FACE? Even that would need a center-spread!
~Ref: The weekly fighting ritual for more space in the Sunday section

Ask him to stop masturbating over the page.
~Ref: Wanting the page designer to hurry up.

I think it’s like an abusive relationship
~Ref: Herself and her boss

I have a Pulitzerrrrrrrrr-worthy story for you. Pulitzerrrr!!!!
~Ref: A DUMB story that nobody in the right mine would want to work on

She was nice, decent, copy was fine. But unconditioned HAIR! So I didn’t hire her
~ Ref: An applicant who was turned down

The hunt for the next one to fill my very elegant pair of 10th century Chinese shoes is on.
~Ref: Her goodbye letter

And there are more, many more, but we would have to do with this for now. Until then…

Have a fruitful sabbatical Ms Basu. And Thank You.
~  Features Team


Zain said...

She sounds like a really neat boss. I love the one-liners!

Hotwani said...

She is. Really! Remind me when me meet next time. I will tell you the censored ones :P

Zain said...


Anonymous said...

Hey, I am checking this blog using the phone and this appears to be kind of odd. Thought you'd wish to know. This is a great write-up nevertheless, did not mess that up.

- David

Hotwani said...

Thanks David. Really appreciate. Could you also please tell me what's the problem? Also, what phone are you using? Might be able to fix the problem. Regards.