Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Slide

Random thoughts were flitting in and out her head, like butterflies she had seen the other day at the park.
She jumped off the swing and ran to the slide... She still wanted to try the big one, but her mom had told her that was for big girls. She was indignant about that, she was a big girl at least that was what her daddy had told her when she had visted him the previous week. But then, she reflected, her dad always disagreed with anything her mom said or did. She did a lot of reflecting these days and she reflected now that she was big enough for the big slide.
She checked her wrist watch, which had been a gift from Tom and saw that there was still half an hour before her mom picked her up. She took a deep breadth and looked out and saw that no one was there.
Her heart pounding, she approached the Big Slide cautiously... She said a prayer to God and then grabbed the railings with her small hands and slowly climbed the steps.
She looked down and was awed that the caterpillar looked so small from way above!! She then Smoothed her skirt and sat down at the beginning of the slide... she was scared, but then took a deep breadth and let go!!!
She wizzed down and felt a kind of thrill she had never felt before!! and before she knew it, she was on the soft pile of sand...She grinned and climbed up again.... and slid down with greater excitement!!!
She told her froggy Penny that it would be their little secret!! She then picked up her bag and waitied for her mom near the gate.
She saw her mom's car and wondered for a moment if she would know, then mom smiled her sweet smile and asked her how her day went for which she replied great with a twinkle in her eyes...
She looked back at the slide and hugged herself for her delicious secret and got into the car and went home, waiting excitedly for the next day when she could slide down again feeling greater freedom and joy than she ever felt!!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

A game of Table Tennis

I am going to tell you all how the game of Table Tennins is played in the world of software engineers...
Here goes, you are the unfortunate ball in the middle and you have your tls/pms on either side, hitting you hard and ferociously like they were playing as if their life depended on how hard you get hit!!!
Now, you may think... why am I talking like this?? The reason for me not blogging for like 8 days is because I was stuck in the middle like the poor table tennis ball... even if the ball goes out of bounds, it gets brought back and hit once again!!!
I could even comapare it to the apes in Mysore Zoo... you know, there are 3-4 of them in a huge enclosure and the big ones always gang up on the smallest ape... I remember this scene when I had gone to the zoo when i was a kid...
Whenever the small ape approaced the big one, it used to get smacked on the head!! and the small ape used to scuttle off to this corner... then after a while, the big apes drag it back and smack it again!! and in the midst of all this, you have the people standing outside the enclosure all pointing and laughing...
Thats the life I had been leading for the past one week!!! Well, now that i off to greener pastures in a different company, I just hope that God gives me the sense of humour to turn back one day when Im old and laugh off everything!
Till then, its just praying and hoping for the best!! But, one thing is sure... when Im a TL such things aint happening to my team mates!