I believe I am in iit only when I step outside the institute!
Here are some comments I have come across in this vacation.
A guy(say Mr.X) who secured 4000 rank in JEE 2010 -
X: Will I get a computer science seat in Bombay?
me: why CS and why Bombay? Anyways you will not get what you wanted.
X: My friends are planning to take CS and I like Bombay city.
me: You should have a vice-versa opinion dude! (like CS; friends are taking Bombay)
His father: Please suggest some good branch for my son. I just want him to be in iits. He should have a bright future.
(Most of the iitians know neither present nor future. How can I suggest something for your-son`s future?!)
One uncle with a great educational background -
"It`s a God`s gift for your parents"
Another uncle, an illiterate -
"Why do you go so far to study? There are many colleges here"
One of my relatives, introducing me to his friend, says "He is from iit, the place where students get 2 lakhs salary per month"
My friend`s hot girl friend -
My friend`s not-so-hot friend who is a girl -
"Wow! that`s so great!"
(But what is the use??)
My sir at Orbit -
sir: What is your qualification?
me: Btech sir, mechanical engineering, iit madras
sir: Is it in dilsukhnagar?
me (after a pause): No sir. It is in madras
sir: Oh! madras?! donation seat?
A fellow iitian - "mama.. common.. lets rock this city!"