It was the day after the much-loved fimstar Ambareesh died. He was a hero all over the Indian state of Karnataka. To respect him, alcohol sales were forbidden in Bangalore. It was what is called a ‘dry day’. One could not order any alcoholic drink at a bar, restaurant, etc.
So, being unable to order an alcoholic drink, I ordered Coca Cola.
“Coca Cola” the waiter queried, “it’s not available. Today is dry day, sir”
“But Coca Cola is not alcoholic” I protested, adding “Coke, you know”
“Ah, Coke, sir. I can bring you that,”the waiter said, at last understanding what I was trying to order.