Monday, September 10, 2007

A Bit of This and That...

This weekend was peaceful... Yup, that's the word I would use to describe it...
Met my very close friend on Saturday and had lunch together - we had a great time and I'm hoping that we get to repeat it again...
We went to Garuda Mall - and did a bit of window shopping - which means - I dragged him into all the shops and he, poor chap came in and gave the appropriate answers for all my comments! (Very sweet of him!!) though at the end of it all inside Shoppers stop he asked me quite seriously how my husband survived one of these trips!!!
In Garuda Mall, especially on the weekends - you get to see a variety of weirdos in weird and allien get-ups!
I am wonder-struck by it every time without fail!!!
My one major question is - how do the parents put up with it??
Or are they ignorant as to how their kids dress when they hang outwith friends??
Or, maybe they all change clothes in the restrooms after getting to the mall?!!
What kind of a wardrobe is that - almost falling off jeans and blink and you can miss it tops,or the ragged t-shirts...
We saw this kid - who was dressed in over-sized t-shirt, track pants and shoes - he was tightly holding his - ummmm - "property" (You know what I mean!!) and walking all around!
Shouldn't such people be thrown out??

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I just read this and found it scary and the feeling of helplessness increased.
But, it also made me wonder - what would I have done? Would I have helped her?Why have our people become so cruel? does no one care anymore??
When I asked my friend - he said I was naive! Huh?!! Naive because I spoke of helping another human being in distress??
He said no one wanted the harassment of getting entangled with the local authorities...how sad is that? We live in such a sad world...

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It's been a week since my husband left for USA on work - it's been an eventful week...I have missed him and he has been on my thoughts constantly, but I am not sad or mopey or depressed which is a good sign :-)

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What is it when your higher-ups at work think that you are doing a good job only if you stay back late? I have never figured this out still, after all these years of experience...
The guys who stay back late are the "hard-working" ones... you mention that Bangalore is quite unsafe now-a-days and you want to get home early,you get cheesy comments like -
"so-and-so used to stay back till 11 or 12 and nothing ever happened to her!" or
"Let me drop you home..." (Said with a smirk on the face)
Good that nothing happened to her, but we have a life outside this office... is it so hard to get that?
Most of them have no sort of personal lives - they meet their wives/friends/family over the weekend... is that time enough?
What's the deal of a weekend marriage? Why get married then in the first place? What happened to maintaining some sort of balance?
Recently, credit was given to the guys who stayed late and did the work, not us who completed everything on time for the onsite guys to take it cross to business for approval or clarifications...

Team work has always been important to me - but, I see that the better you gel with your team mates, there is at least one guy who is trying to break you guys up with some sort of misunderstanding...
So, basically even if you are in the same team, you got to be deadly enemies and make sure that your team mate or one of your juniors get the blame... what kind of team work is that??

If I keep talking about this - I can go on and on and on... and it's all so negative and childish...

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I don't really know how to end this post - so I'm stopping now...

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You write very well

claytonia vices said...

I have never been to Garuda mall. I think ppl studying evolution should go there.... they might just find a few emerging species there ;-)

Pixie said...

@anon :Thank you! But, do leave a name next time... :-)

@ Vicky: You get them everywhere now-a-days!! Scary really!

Vibha said...

Yes very true...those who stay back late get the appreciation...time plays a major role. Have seen people taking long coffee/tea /smoking and all sorts of break at regular timings and stay back late and they get a lot of appreciation for their hard work or whatever.

Anonymous said...

I love whatever you write Pixie :)
you know I take a break from my boring monotonous routine work and go through ur posts... it really makes me feel good... :)
do write everyday:)
see.. here u do get ur full credit... so be regular over here.. :)
- Shalini

Jerusha said...

I only very very rarely go home on time, I always stay back late, not necessarily to work though. However, if I was married, or had family that I'm living with, I don't think I'd ever stay longer in the office than I have to as long as I can help it. So it's sort of circumstantial too I think..

Pixie said...

@Vibha: I see a lot of that happeneing... It's bad really

@Shalini: Thank you for the nice comments! Will be regular here... :-)

@Jerusha: Yes, but that shouldn't lead to your seniors from judging your work based on how late a person stays back...

dame's diary said...

pix,
Time flies. So before you know it, your hubby will be back!

Posted something about Mysore..
Thought of you!

rayshma said...

tag done! :)
keep writing...

PizzaDude said...

I just cannot tolerate it when people judge you by how long you stay in office. In a way, if a person has to stay back after office hours to complete the work then it means that he/she is not very efficient.