Saturday, May 27, 2006

All in a day

Typical day at work (Well, not exactly!)

Have to reach office at 7-30 in the morning for a conf call. While getting there, am almost run down by a monster car whose driver thinks he's the only one driving at that hour. He gets the F word he deserved nonetheless! Conference is actually 2 hours of listening to a faint sermon. The speaker constantly keeps moving away from the phone (For chrissake!). Conference ends at 9-30am.

Stomach is making all sorts of weird sounds. Its craving for food. Off to a nearby fast food center to have some idly-vada and coffee. Come back to office at 10-00am. I remember that tickets to "The DaVinci Code" movie is booked for the 3-30pm show - almost the whole team is going to the movie. Pushing that distracting thought aside, I open my mailbox. 60 unread mails - since the previous evening. That took about an hour to clear up. 11-00am. Head starts spinning due to lack of sleep - I had to get up at 5am to make it to office before 7-30am. One more round of coffee and that takes the time to 11-30am. Barely half-hour of "work", the emergency alarm in the building starts to howl. There is an announcement on the public addressing system that there is an emergency in the building and we have to evacuate immediately! "This surely is one more fire evacuation drill", I thought to myself. And sure enough, it just was that! They spent half hour and all the old/about-to-expire fire extinguishers to extinguish fake fire and train people on how to react in an emergency. Had they thought about the possibility of a real fire in the evening and that they would not have any fire extinguisher left after they bozzled out all of 'em?! No idea! And they actually burnt petrol to create the fake fire!! Can you believe that?! "We can afford it!" is what one of the senior person at office said when asked about this. "Really?! Who are 'we'?!", I thought to myself.

12-30pm. We had a little chat among ourselves in our team and we decided to go out for lunch and then to the movie directly. Full half-day of outing. WOW! Lunch at Bheema's. We call lunch at Bheema's as "Batting" - Amass food as batsmen amass runs - something like that. Batting was followed by bowling at amoeba. Reason - still 2 hours left to the start of movie. We walk from amoeba to inox and get into the movie hall. The movie was a marathon one - 3 hours!! Got out at 6-30pm. Had to walk back to office, which took a half-hour. Check mails again and head home.

All this in a day's work... :)


  1. Anonymous7:19 pm IST

    So, is there any place in your team for a script writer?!?! :D

  2. Anonymous8:55 am IST

    Hmm.. quite a happening day :D

  3. Anonymous3:21 pm IST

    So, how was the movie? I hope we (CBG) are going to watch it sometime soon.

  4. Anonymous10:46 am IST

    conf calls..... we have it in the late evenings. after a hard days work , listening to a sermon is....pain
    Anyways, How was the movie???

  5. Anonymous4:37 pm IST

    Hey.. u r back to blogging normally. welcome!!!

  6. Anonymous10:28 pm IST

    A new meaning to the term "Fire Fighting" .....


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