Boy to accompanying girl, on street, in Hindi: Do I look like a fool to you? Today suddenly your uncle-aunty is coming to visit? Today of all days you have to go home early? You think I can’t see through this? Haan? Is that what you think? Answer me! [girl begins to respond. boy furiously talks over her] Don’t interrupt me when I’m talking!
Man on phone, on bus, uncaring of audience, in Bengali: What do you mean I cut it too fine? I told you at 2PM to get out by 6. How much sooner do you want me to tell? Are you the president of India — I have to take advance appointments with you now?… Work! Don’t teach me work and responsibility. Listen, there are hundred girls like you, ok, if I wanted to look. Just because I’m a good man, you’re getting away with taking advantage of me. I will give you exactly ten minutes grace period today. If you’re not there by 6.10, then you don’t need to ever come back. I will not listen to your feminine wiles and whiny coy tears, I will not listen even if you say sorry a thousand… hello? Hello? [panicking] Helloww?
Girl on phone, in an auto, speaking in a low voice, in Bengali: I don’t believe in Valentine’s day. I have told you before… no, I have told you before I am not interested. No, standing in front of my office for six months does not mean you love me. [listens for a few seconds] Fine, go tell my neighbours I had intimate relations with you. But don’t you EVER come to tell me you love me again. Not after threatening me like this.
Elderly man on phone to wife, on railway platform, in Bengali: Hyaan go, today is apparently Valentine’s day. People, maane, give each other little presents. Apparently. So… I saw fresh nolen gurer shondesh being brought to a sweet-shop as I was coming to the station… well, these are probably the season’s last, so I took a few. Oh! Oh really! Good good, this is so good. Ok, I’ll go now, but I’ll be home within half an hour, all right? [turning to male companion] She knew it was Valentine’s day! She said she has made payesh with the last bits of patali. Ah! What a lunch this will be. I might skip the curries altogether.