Monday, July 6, 2009

Episode 8 - Honey for Nothing ........... Part 2

Disclaimer: This episode is a sequel , and it won't make sense unless you read the previous part. Ummm..... that doesn't mean I guarantee that it'll still make sense !

Wattaa weeeek !! Wattaa weeeek !! Unbelievable incidences . Immensely ironic occurrences . WOW ! My life's a 'reality TV show' !! But I'll come to it later .......

Going by the ending of the previous episode you would've expected me to describe my 'quest' to obtain the internet connection I desperately needed. Well, I'm really sorry to disappoint you, but matter of fact is that I got the connection in just a few days without much fuss.

As I said , I got my intern in a company , most importantly , a start-up company. Before you ponder upon the 'most-importantly' part -- lemme clarify. There are certain advantages of working in a start-up :
1.Timings are flexible.
2.You don't have to wear a stupid ID card which your friends really love to 'play' with and comment at.
3.It's OK to wear informals. As long as you don't dress like Elvis Presley you are fine.
4.There's no compulsion, whatsoever, to SHAVE DAILY. I dunno about other guys, but the violence and bloodshed is just too much for me.

Work started immediately, and there was a rather conspicuous decrease in enthu of my project-partner cum batchmate in just a few days. It made me wonder,if my uncanny ability to 'put peace' does, actually, have an inductive effect on others working with me. But it turned out that the process had nothing to do with me. In fact, he was just being an IITian – no big deal!!

My company was placed in a nice locality, with notably quiet surroundings. There was a child-day-care center right opposite to my workplace (so now you know – I was jokin about the “quiet” surroundings). I once came across a woman, who appeared really hesitant to admit her child there. And that's when I noticed the name-board there . In big, bold letters, was written the name of the place ---- PMS , and below it was the tag-line --- “Not just babysitting!!” (:D) . In case you didn't understand her hesitation , wiki 'PMS' and refer to the first article in the list .

Our company didn't provide lunch. Instead they gave us “snacks” , which included samosa, cheese-sandwich , etc. (I don't blame you for getting jealous thr..)! So , we had to hunt around for good lunch houses. Subsequently, we stumbled upon a Chinese-cuisine place, which provided quite decent food – and also took pains to hire people from Assam,Sikkim,etc as waiters ..... you know........, so that the place gets a “Chinese” look. They really have to be appreciated for their dedication and thoughtfulness !!! Of course, once, we were unlucky enough to run into a couple going through with a divorce, seated in the adjacent table, who just couldn't keep their freakin' voices down . The conversation was something on expected lines:

Woman :: It's MY way or No way....

Moron(Ex-Husband) :: Okay, anything you say !!

Woman :: What are you doing with all that money ?? Spend some for child-care, and whatever's left , I'll take it....

Moron :: (Realising, ex-wife is talking abt money) You look beautiful today !!!!
and so on and so forth !!!

Must say...... each and everyday was quite eventful. I got accommodation in a really peaceful PG(paying guest house) . Of course, “peaceful” has it's own connotations........... more on it later . Quite mentionable, was the presence of a dog there. It's name was Tommy, but i suggested, to the caretaker, that naming him “Shah Rukh” would be more apt. Obviously, now I can't claim that I had nothing to do with its naming . The dog seems to like me . In fact, as i write this post Shah Rukh is licking my feet .................................. wait................................... well, it's chewing my feet now!!!!! GTG!!!!

P.S: Not all Moms take 'marriage jokes' lightly!!!! This was a conversation that took place a few days ago :
Mom :: Can you go buy some sugar ?
Moron(Me!!) :: Ok Maa......
(After 30 mins as i got up to go to the store)
Mom :: I got the sugar myself . You have become really lazy nowadays !
Moron ::Well, at least that way I'm completely prepared for married life ..... hehe.....

I'm going to abstain from describing the scene that followed , 'cause it was really gruesome ! In short, Mom went on about how my Dad has the 'same' attitude and how it's not healthy...blah.....blah...... :(

P.P.S: I put up a counter just to ensure/confirm that no one reads my blog! But to my utter dismay, quite a few DO read it . Now I can't publish watever I want, I feel a peculiar responsibility to censor my episodes.... :(

P.P.P.S: Please wait for the explanation for the title of this 'Honey for Nothing' series ......

P.P.P.P.S: Now that Delhi High court has decriminalised homosexuality --- I don't want any guy comin' to me and saying “You must be happy, since it's ok to be gay in India now” or any other possible version of this stupid remark. This so called 'joke' has already become repetitive and boooooooooring.

P.P.P.P.P.S: Ummm ......... I think I've overdone the 'P.S' part . What do you think??!!

1 comment:

Kiran said...

Love your blog.. Keep em coming!

i seriously think the divorce talk was made up. well?

Will keep coming back for a dose of serotonin :D