It was my first team party and person sitting next to me showed me, ‘his little finger’ (hand gesture for peeing, in our style). I thought this chap wants to go for pee, as barrel beer which he drank might be shouting out from his bladder. So I gave him little space to pass by but he didn’t move. And again he showed me that same finger and blabbered something (till today I don’t know whether it was Japanese or English) , this time I thought, he is asking me to go for pee. Wow… I was sitting next to a Bladder Reader (similar to palm reader), who predicts my urination cycle. Anyway I was not in a mood to leave table so sat there with a blank stare and smile by the corner of my lips, just to convey him that, thanks for his beautiful offer. Again he showed me the same finger, this time I got really ‘pissed off’ with him and thought of cutting his finger but another fellow peer came like an angel to bail me out.
Angel Peer: Aditya-san, he is asking, are you married? [Oh… what ‘nasty’ gesture]
Me: Oh… No…No… I am not married. [With a big smile and a much bigger sigh]
Bladder Reader: Hai… (Yes in Japanese), Good, good.
Angle Peer: This hand gesture is confusing for foreigners [And gave a smile as if he is glad with the achievement of ridiculously jumbling me]
Me: yes… it is but Daijob (That is OK)
Bladder Reader: Yes, confusing symbolJ. Same, ando… I am single wa [gave a basterdly innocent smile]
Looking at his smile, I thought he is trying to show his ‘gay’ instincts. To avoid any more advances or risks involved, I showed him my finger, of course small one and left the place for toilet. When I came back after ‘long relief program’, I took farthest possible seat from that ‘Bladder Reader’.