off hua

So last week my house help comes over in the afternoon. About ten minutes after she arrives she gets a phone call. This is the conversation that followed the phone call.

Bai: Phone aaya. Meri nanand off hua.

Me: (Thinking that her nanand called and her phone got cut) Never mind. Call her from my phone (of course I said this in my God awful hindi)

Bai: (shooting a startled look at me) Nahin. Woh off hua.

Me: (Nodding benignly and smiling) Yes yes. Call her from my phone (offering said phone)

This goes on for about five minutes. Before Bai throws her hands up in defeat and says ‘Woh margayi!’

Dude. clearly my grasp of bambaiyya is very poor.

(hello. we’re back)

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