May 10, 2010 by Preeks
Don’t worry; this is not going to be a weekly feature. It’s just that we learnt a lot this particular week, and well, it’s Monday and we are depressed in general. Hence, the need for a random rant post.
Lesson 1: The IT Guys in office will never give you what you want. Not because they can’t, but simply because they won’t. Reasons escape me. Logic defies me. But, that’s the fact. So, you cannot get Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, Android SDK, MS Visio and Firefox. Period. The world may be running on rocket fuel, and we may be giving them the technology to do that, but hey, we are just fine working on Internet Explorer 5 (!!!). That said, sometimes, just sometimes, it is okay to stand up to them and get yourself access to some sites. Especially, if it is your own blog site they blocked. Hmmph. 😐
Lesson 2: On Mondays, come what may, even if it means you sitting behind the driver in the Company bus, do not, take me seriously on this one, mind you, do not wake up a sleeping co-passenger colleague to request him/her to move in, so you can share the seat. I won’t tell you which of the above characters I was playing, but just go by my word. Okay? Good.
Lesson 3: To make up for ruined weekdays, spend the weekend doing something totally useless. In my case, it was spent watching Badmash Company with College Friends. I have a strong feeling that people in the hall were laughing more on our jokes than on the Movie’s jokes. In which case, our weekend was actually not useless, but spent doing the good deed of entertaining people, and saving them from the hazards of watching the movie. That’s more useful work than what I did the whole week! 😉
Lesson 4: This one comes from someone else. But it sounded like an important lesson to learn for the future. Hence, the honorable mention. Here goes – When you go to someone’s house, and they hand you the TV remote, don’t think you have the power to watch what you want to. Because you don’t. All pairs of eyes will be glued to the screen, from every corner of the house, and if you happen to stop at something not exactly of their liking, you get chastening looks of “She watches THIS on TV?” So, you would rather spend the time watching News Channels – Safe and Uncontroversial. Unless you are watching India TV, which I am sure you are not.If you lost me, it’s okay. I forgive you.
Also, as a corollary to the last lesson, often the TV Remote is just a metaphor, for life. People around you may have given you the full freedom, but when you do what you want to, there will be “Umms” and “Errs” all around you. But what’s life, without the “rukawat ke liye Khed hai” sorts, no? So, we’ll leave it at that.. 🙂
On that note, have a great week ahead!
Armed for the week,
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