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Toilet Robbery

My bladder always wants to torture me in new innovative ways. Till yesterday, it always got an urge for a micturition whenever there are no public toilets in sight, but today it crossed its limit. Like those sadistic girls who like to tease guys, my bladder had this urge just in front of a public toilet.. the catch was, the facility owners had locked the urinal. (it was 11am which is hardly an odd hour)

So here I was, trying to tame my bladder and thinking of 1 logical reason why anybody would like to keep a stinky toilet under lock and key? Like any other guy in that situation, the only sane explanation I could come up with was that there exists a band of armed bandits which specializes in stealing the stench from public toilets. Hence the authorities had to beef up security at such places.

What do you think could be the reason?

BTW: you might also like my PHD grade thesis on Urinals.

and some jokes about urinals:

A man entered the restroom after lunch, washed his hands, and then headed to the urinal. A co-worked was also at the sink. He asked, “You wash your hands before you pee?” The first man replied, “I had KFC for lunch. I don’t want my wife to tell me I taste like chicken!”
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A soldier and a sailor finished in the restroom, but the sailor started to leave without washing his hands. The soldier said, “Hey, sailor! In the Army, they taught us to wash our hands after pi$sing!” The sailor replied, “That’s nice, soldier. In the Navy, they taught us not to pi$s on our hands!”

19 replies on “Toilet Robbery”

we should have a separate post to discuss stocks
finally the fm and sebi seems to do an about turn
thanks to the fracas of the pn controversy
do u track gold etf? and what is ur opinion on them now that divali is coming closer
and wat else at ur end?

//we should have a separate post to discuss stocks//
i totally agree… any idea of how to do it.. because i write on stocks only once in a month or so.

//finally the fm and sebi seems to do an about turn//
ya, and markets crashing by 10% then rising by 5% in a single day is making me jittery. that is why currently i am miles away from the market… unfortunately it did not fall enough for me to enter.. but i am in no hurry.

//do u track gold etf? and what is ur opinion on them now that divali is coming closer//
no idea πŸ™ one thing is sure.. gold is not a good long term investment.. so the spike during diwali season might not last long.
however, keep and eye on equity ETF… esp closed ended ones… some of the good ones r available at a discount from the NAV

//and wat else at ur end?//
I have a considerable investment in http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ig&q=BRCM and yesterday the stock went down by 17%… not to mention my returns have been substantially erored by weak Dollar.

my suggestion i start a post on Stock chat or u and we continue with it

i said gold bcause dollars crashin oil is goin to go to 100+ and safety means gold
plus most other nations are starting to shift from dollar to alternatives then again gold
plus usama cant go wrong can he πŸ™‚

3 etfs here uti bees and some other one plus kotak hdfc and others are comin…?

the fluctuations are wild
saw icici share hi 1144 low 1063 it is kinda gettin crazy reminds me of the tech boom when i had seen such fluctuations , i see a crash sooner than later what say u?

//my suggestion i start a post on Stock chat or u and we continue with it//
http://enagar.com/stock-chat/
You can always find the link in rightmost bottom of the page πŸ™‚

//i said gold because dollars crashing oil is going to go to 100+ and safety means gold
plus most other nations are starting to shift from dollar to alternatives then again gold
plus usama cant go wrong can he πŸ™‚ //
Then why don’t you invest in Euro Backed funds. Till now US Dollars has been the preferred currency for every international contract (even if both the countries’ native currency was not USD) Oil has slowly and steadily moved to Euro Based contracts (an initiative started by Saddam Husein.. and in future, more and more people would like to make their dealings in Euro…

//3 etfs here uti bees and some other one plus kotak hdfc and others are comin…?//
It does not matter… if you want to invest, you can as well open a commodities brokerage account and buy as much quantity of gold as you want… there is already ample liquidity in the commodities market (and gold consists of more than half the transactions in commodities)….. all this mutual fund would do is buy a few tonnes of gold, keep it in a warehouse (at a cost) and pocket management fees… i do not think the returns would be any better than what you would get by buying gold biscuits yourself.

//the fluctuations are wild
saw icici share hi 1144 low 1063 it is kinda gettin crazy reminds me of the tech boom when i had seen such fluctuations , i see a crash sooner than later what say u?//
honestly.. I have no idea πŸ™ some people say that one can use these fluctuations to increase the holding at a good price… but i am just waiting for the sense to return.

//equity etfs close ended i remember a morgan stanley
dont know abt others//
this is a very good fund…. until a week back i held 800 of them (my father still hold about 2000+)

//is it better that way than indl stock picking
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mf/mf_info/histdata.php
it is trackg the sensex pretty much and what abt the liquidity ?//
exactly my point…
1) I am bullish about the stock market in the long term… so i treat these mutual funds like index funds… i buy when the market goes down.. sell when it goes up…. so it effectively reduces my risks associated with individual stocks.
2) there r no 2.5% entry loads, penalty of exiting before 6 months (you can even do day trade)
3) price is decided on the moment…. remember the day market crashed by 10%… I immediately gave a buy order for some tax saving mutual funds… but the price was determined EOD… and by then the market recovered… hence I effectively lost about 7-8%.
4) They trade below NAV… so effectively you can buy 100/- of sensex stocks by paying just 90/-

//any ideas on ur end ?//
i would say.. if u r planning to invest in any mutual fund.. then go for it… obviously nothing beats the fun of individually picking stocks and seeing their value multiply… and mutual funds is only for those who do not trust their instincts.

@karthi…
very true… now that explains what i was seeing πŸ™‚

@prax…
//for commodity mkts the initial deposit is huge//
u sure? i trade in equity derivatives… i usually pay around 5k for options of 50 nifty option. and about 20k for derivatives (contract value about 2.5L) i do not think commodities would be any different….

//secondly can u easily sell and buy etfs ?there are hardly any trades//
i do not know what gave u that idea….
Morgan stanley had a volume of 87,287 at NSE and 89,747 at BSE today….. thats like 10cr per day.

//where do u see the mkts ? 20000+?//
i do not know… can u name one stock which u think has room for appreciation…. i cannot find any one.

my friend traded in gold and oil for a while
the initial deposit was close to a lakh in ncdex

i was talkg abt spice and sunder not mstanley

markets go through periods of irrational exhuberance
dont they?

I have no idea about commodity trading πŸ™
also i tried researching about them.. but i found that most contracts were speculative short term ones.. and are settled in a week or 2.. and there is absolutely no possibility of a long term investment… plus you have to understand that sometimes a crazy merchant can settle the contracts with actual merchandise instead of cash.. so you might end up with a warehouse receipt (for which you will have to pay maintenance every week)

btw… i was telling you that a I had sold my stocks and put all the money in ICICI’s bond offer with 10% coupon interest rate….
and my speculation turned true πŸ™‚ the interest rates have started to drop.. http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/oct/26bank.htm

so as soon as these bonds will get listed in the exchange, I would sell them.. and hope that by that time i would be able to zero down on a good scrip to invest in…

and to answer your previous question πŸ™‚
yes the fall in interest rate will automatically improve the valuations
BTW, lets move this discussion thread to http://enagar.com/stock-chat/

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