Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Points to Ponder

1. Never drink Butter milk after an afternoon lunch - especially if you have to get back to work and you have a deadline!
It makes you so damn sleepy that I have stared seeing everything double, my cheeks and jaws hurt from all the yawning...

2. I have this team mate - and his wife is pregnant - he was at the client's place - on site till last month and now because of her pregnancy - he is back here and his wife is at her mom's place.
Now, there's nothing wrong with that right? Right. BUT, he doesn't visit her every weekend! He says - "what can I do? She will stay there till the baby is 6-9 months, because until then I can't do much with the baby."
So, I ask him - "Aren't you going to help her? Doesn't she need you?"

(I'm dumb like that - I just can't shut up!)
He looks at me blankly and says - "What can I do? Taking care of the baby is the wife's job!"
It was my turn to look at him blankly after that!
Is this attitude right?
I don't know much about babies, pregnancies etc - but, I do know one thing - I want my husband with me ALL the time - except when he has to work! I mean, won't he miss out important milestones like rolling over, burping, baby poop, talking, crawling, walking etc etc...
I find his attitude very wrong... Am I wrong in judging his attitude towards his wife, child?
(I know judging is bad, but people help me out here!)

3. Why does the cell phone ring - the call always from home when you either have to pee badly or you are in a meeting?

4. Why is it that you are taken for granted for taking leave for family functions because you are the "woman", but it's understandable that the husband can't take leave because he has to "work" and meet "deadlines"

(This happens even if you are in the same profession!)

5. Why does your manager walk up to you to discuss a very serious issue when you are smiling away and trying hard not to giggle while reading a really funny post on a blog or


Do you have any more? I seem to have so many, but right now, I am really too sleepy to think and then type them out! (Whew!! I really work too hard!!!!! :-D)

Go on and add them, the comments section is your space! :-)


claytonia vices said...

Workplace must be exciting with all these charming men! ;-)

rayshma said...

u come across the strangest, don't u...!

rayshma said...

when in a line, the other line moves faster. and d person in front of u is the one with the most complex transactions!
no matter which side of the bread u butter, if it falls, it'll land buttered side down!

murphy's law, my fren... don't fret! :))

Pixie said...

@Rayshma: I do! I seem to attract weirdos like a magnet!!!
Murphy's laws - so true, especially the 2 that you have mentioned...

Poppins said...

LOL. I like Rayshma's additions to it too

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

you seem to notice interesting things even when you are tired!!

Jerusha said...
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Jerusha said...

:) I agree with Clay, must be exciting working with such charming men! :P

On a more serious note, whatever you wrote about the guy not being with the wife is absolutely right. Judge them to shreds! such men deserve to be judged, cos that is just so not right. I feel sorry for his poor wife, and the many Indian women who has to put up with such crap.

point 5 - I can so identify with that :-)

rayshma said...

thx, poppins! :)

RR said...

If you're a graduate student, your adviser will walk in just when the whole world decides to IM you and your screen erupts in an explosion of popup windows. Why?