July 9. “Button, here’s more on Paul, the psychic octopus.”
“What does he have to say?”
“He picked the team that’s going to lift the World Cup in exactly three minutes.”
“I also read a piece by Suhel Seth who is the CEO of Councelage, a Delhi-based brand and marketing consultancy firm, which is hilarious. He says that it’s his belief that the biggest contribution of the animal kingdom to the modern world has been Paul, the psychic octopus and, since he has accurately predicted results of matches in the World Cup, India needs someone to predict answers to some basic issues and no one can do it better than Paul. Below are a few of the issues that Suhel thinks Paul can solve:
→ When will our country send players, not administrators to the World Cup? I believe every Indian administrator, suspended or otherwise, is in South Africa as we speak.
→ When can we hope to have roads that don’t cave in every time they are re-built or when it rains?
→ When will the government begin harming Air India so that we can then sell it to Jet Airways—and that the history books can call the change ‘From Tata to Goyal?’
“Many more have been listed. You can read them for yourself.”
“By the way, this picture of a falcon in today’s Mumbai Mirror reminded me of Fluffy. Where is he these days? It would have been nice if he was the model. He’s so good-looking that he can easily do some modeling assignments. Tell him I’ll get him a few if he’s interested.”
“I’ll check it out with him even though I feel Preity will look better.”