09 August, 2014

Funny questions and situations I often face. Spare me please.

Sometimes I keep quite. Not because, I do not have the answer but because the other person is saying something so foolish, senseless, lame and dumb that it leaves me dumbfounded and also defenseless. I think it would be a waste of energy to even get into an argument.

I had written this blog post long back. Specially read point no 9. I think it is time to reiterate it.

It happens with me ALL THE TIME.

Friends, acquaintances, strangers asking me questions- Tell me how to lose weight? My gripe is, they do it outside my studio, during a regular party, lunch, high tea, dinner, movie- any other time which is not my official work time.

My reasons for not helping

1. I am a professional. I charge for consultancy. I work by appointment. Officially take an appointment and come and see me in the studio. I will be happy to help you and answer all your queries. If you cannot come, I also offer e training online.

2. I have a life outside the studio. I want to enjoy like any other person. When it is not my work time, I am enjoying my lunch or party, I do not want to be bothered with these queries.

3. Even if I wanted to tell you, what do you expect me to do? Lie down on the restaurant floor and start demonstrating you the exercises or snatch away that big plate of food which is in front of you and start giving you diet tips?

Come and train with me in my studio. Show me some dedication. I will devote my time to you completely. I will make sure you get your desired results. But outside the studio, please ask for no free advice. Because I really have none. Outside the studio, I am a different person.

Similarly, people know I dance and teach Argentine tango. Again in a party, invariably, the moment any music is put (sometimes Bollywood), my friends and acquaintances request- Please show us your dance. I wonder- how? I need a partner, my tango heels, the tango music. And I freeze. Maybe shake a leg on Bollywood. But how tango?

Another funny question people keep asking- Is tango like salsa?
Ans. No it is not.
Is it similar?
Ans. Are Kathak and Bharatnatyam same?
Now this difference Indians know. Then they stop asking further.