In case you have a poor opinion about me, no, BM is not Bowel Movement and neither is GM Gonad Modification.
I have always wondered about how, in the West and in Australia, you could meet people in the lift/elevator while going for breakfast and everybody says ‘Good Morning’ to everyone else. Some even ask which country one is from, and reveal their own whereabouts. In short, a pointless but pleasant exchange of courtesy.
In India, we look at our feet, or at our images on the mirrors of the lifts, or ogle silently at the foreigners. It seems we have Bad Mornings every time.
Even at the gym, I find that I could be sharing gym space for months together with some people, but they rarely make eye contact with me. Only when I say ‘hello, how are you?’ would they look up and smile and return the greeting.
What is it with Indians, you think? Were we culturally dropped in the head when in infancy? Or is it just me who sees these people in my orbit?