Monday, March 10, 2008

How not to open a bottle of wine

Once upon a time (day before yesterday, as a matter of fact) there were these two friends meeting over Sunday lunch. Between them was a bottle of red, which had been lying somewhere in a cupboard for some time. With a view to open the bottle and have a glass of wine each, the friends were seriously impaired by the absence of a corkscrew which must've been there, but could not be found after searching all over the household. In situations like this the world over, people have been known to gain access to the contents either by pushing the cork into the bottle ( sacrilege!), or perhaps a better but more extreme method, by breaking the neck of the bottle carefully.
But these two fellows were bright and innovative practising engineers. They used their heads and common household tools and tackles, and the result is there for all to see!
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you my very good friend in dino , whose face has been given an appropriate coat of Gaussian blur, to protect his identity from prowling headhunters who call, sms and mail him all the time, invariably trying to avail of his technical genius.
About the genie in the bottle. Sula Red. Cabarnet Shiraz. Full-bodied, yes. Fruity, maybe. The label promised a faint aroma of peppercorn but I couldn't discern it with my poor nose. Bit on the drier side. Little too much tannin for my taste. Otherwise okee-dokee.


The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Ha ha ha! good one. I thought that shirt was a particularly good touch.

Partho said...

Sorry. Been away. Yes, that piece of checkered fabric there ( it's not a shirt btw, but a well-worn pair of boxers) conveys the right spirit of urgency and determination. I distinctly remember telling him, Look , feller, these are all the tools we've got, and we've got to drink that wine anyhow. Now go to work with your engineering. He grabbed the boxer as an additional tackle.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

LOL @ boxers! Lots of terrible jokes come to mind but i will save them for another time and place. :p