Friday, December 21, 2007

HMT's

Who can forget the importance of a towel after reading Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy. A true galactic traveler has to carry a towel which is very important for his survival. A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have... You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta…wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat…wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes. Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

As you can see, people of Karanataka especially in Mandya belt are true inter galactic travelers. They invariably carry their towel over their shoulders. Recently I had been to a nearby village and was curious to see so many intergalactic travelers around. They are fondly referred to as Hegal mele towel alias HMT's (Babel fish translation : Towel on shoulders). This HMT's might be something very similar to the mice in disguise who were actually using humans as laboratory creatures. Who knows ? ;)

5 comments:

KK said...

i do am an intergalactic traveller then.. coz i too use the towel every morning, like the travellers in the Mandya belt. i also do belong to HMT..!!!

Chandan said...

Ha ha KK it seems there are lots of hitch hikers around. Hope ur morning journey with towel are eventful with excellent views.

MM said...

here after a long time...
havebeen reading on the couple of posts that i had missed!!

:)
hope u r doing fine!

KUNTE FRIEND said...

HMT IN OUR AREA MEANS "HENNU MAKKALA TANDE" (FATHER OF GIRLS) I WANT TO KNOW WHICH HMT YOU R SERCHING

molarbear's posts said...

LOVED the HMT post! am in St Louis now. will email you soon.