After joining the IT industry, it was my first appraisal. Hearing about my promotion I felt really happy. Promotions came to many of my friends who worked for other companies, except one guy. Knowing about all of our promotions, he felt a little bad about it.
We had a get together in his home and he was showing his new laptop which company gave him to make him work off hours. His perception of receiving the laptop was hard work.
We were exploring his new gadget and he suddenly grabbed the laptop and opened Outlook mail box. He happily showed us a mail, which read
I am pleased to inform the industry standards here. As per the currently prevailing trend, I should be promoted this year. May be since you are working as project manager, you may not be aware of the market trends. To explain industry standards am giving few example below
<<< A list of our friends’ name, company & experience was given>>>
P.S. For getting Promotion one does not need any talent. Only he/she should ask their manager & know a bit of market trends.
We all were shocked to see how his mind was inhibited.
My Friend was going to United States on long-term assignment. He was involved in a complete shopping spree. On a Saturday evening, he requested me to accompany him in shopping.
We went to Globus- a leading retailer of ready-made goods & he was picking up jacket, some sweat shirts, Thermal wears, socks, belts and loaded his bag completely.
While we were about to bill the goods, he said that he forgot to buy inner wears. I asked him to grab and come soon, but he forced me to come to the inner wear section. I was no way interested to know his hip or shoulder size.
He asked the guy in the counter to get him all dark-colored inner. I did not understand the logic behind this and asked him why not light colors?
He casually said “We cannot see the grime in dark colors”.
He did not answer my question “Why would he use the inner for more than a day & why would it be visible to others “
I was waiting in ZEBRA crossing for the signal to turn green. The normally greenish tree today looked dull.
I went near it and saw some 20 small posters stuck on it. Initially it looked like pasted, But then I realized that these posters were either nailed or stapled in the tree. These small advertisements on the tree made it look so dull form its normal look.
There were 1000’s of passerby who were not seeing the tree bleeding. I am also helpless, couldn’t remove all pin from its body.
My Bus came & circumstance forced me to move from the tree. Before leaving, I touched the tree and said “Jesus took only few nails on him”.
Year 1990 – My age 10 years
I crave for Moral Science class & I always loved the subject. But today since the teacher was not feeling well, Geography teacher substituted the hour.
People were yelling and the teacher was losing her patience.
Our class had a gigantic girl who was the class Monitor. She got reckoned to fill the black board with the names of people who are talking. At one point of time the board was filled up with names.
The teacher lost her patience and exclaimed “Pin drop Silence”.
There was pin drop silence for a second & the Monitor FARTED so loudly… the class roared with laughter.
After my prayers in temple on Saturday evening, I visited her house. Her parents were so good and treated me as their son.
Every day is not the same. I was seated in the hall. Her father returned home a bit drunk.
He sat just opposite to me with a glass of whisky & forced me to play chess with him. I agreed reluctantly.
While we were playing, he asked me to name the most valuable thing in the world.
I replied “Mothers love”.
He asked me to think rationally than emotionally & gave me further 3 to 4 chances. I didn’t succeed to answer what was in his mind.
He exclaimed “time” and threw his glass violently, on the floor.
I couldn’t disagree there which would continue the topic. I did disagree in mind because, if Time was valuable… why this guy wasted my time.