Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Daddy knows best!

Oh yes he does!! :) :)
Now, I have had my ups and downs with my dad. He was super strict when we were growing up. I didn't understand him and he definitely didn't understand me!! :D
Sure, we have had our differences over the years, but this is not about that, this post is to share with you guys what my daddy taught me and what I have strived hard to learn, accept and follow and few things which I have mastered as well.
  • Work hard, keep your head low and raise it only when you have substantial proof to back your work up.
  • Be modest about your work.
  • Do your work honestly. If not today, honesty does pay off in the long run and it makes sure you sleep every night with a clear heart and a happy soul. I am a firm believer of this because I have examples in the form of my parents right in front of me!
  • Know your curse words! My dad taught us the bad words, anyway most of them! :D
  • When you have someone in front of you, especially a boss you don't like, keep your cool. As they start getting heated up, and they see you all calm and collected, it will irritate them more!
  • There is no point in adding word to word in an argument. Most times silence is the best argument you can give.
  • Wait and watch for your opportunity, this is very important, so that you don't make any false moves, which will make get you into trouble.

Most important one,

  • Once you know the other person is a pig, no point in fighting with them. For a pig enjoys the wrestle in mud. After a while, you realise that while you are getting dirty, the pig is enjoying the mud and the wrestle!!
There! Not all of them maybe the "right" way of tackling things, but it works! :D
Being bad or cunning helps sometimes, especially when you aren't being dishonest!!

Edited to add: I am not saying this will work, it just might. It has for me!
And, my dad's a great guy, honest, hardworking and loyal and dependable, so no jokes on dad pls! :)
The one comment that was there, I have removed for the same reasons.


26 comments:

hitchwriter said...

ding

Pixie said...

Oye! what kind of a comment is this??! :D

hitchwriter said...

Use Silence as an argument... I have to really learn to use that...

My wife is an expert in that...

Pixie said...

I know! Sigh.. I need to learn to use it too!!
I use it only at work! :D
At home, sometimes is fun to fight a bit as well!! ;)

Swaram said...

Dong!

Pixie said...

Oye! Yenidu?! Dong antha comment??

hitchwriter said...

btw i would love wrestling with a pig... really...

Pixie said...

Pray tell why?
Wrestling a Pig? of all things you could wrestle, you will settle for a pig?!

Swaram said...

Working honestly ... yes ... the conscience is stirred up if we don't :(

Keeping calm n collected is so important na! It does irritate the other person. I get so irritated when the other half keeps calm :P

Pig point is the best :) So true :)

Swaram said...

Hitchy said ding na; so mine is dong
:P

Pixie said...

I have learnt to practice it well at work - it yields amazing results!! :D :D

you should see the look on the other person's face! :P
Priceless!!

Swaram said...

Dads r the best alva :)

Pixie said...

Howdu! :)

My parents are my emotional anchors! :) :)

Varunavi said...

Hugs to the wonderful dad and u r blessed pixie and he is also blessed to have u :) Touchwood dear

Work hard, keep your head low and raise it only when you have substantial proof to back your work up----- Wonderful :)

Lol ur dad taught bad words :)

Most times silence is the best argument you can give---It does wonders :)

Once you know the other person is a pig, no point in fighting with them. For a pig enjoys the wrestle in mud. After a while, you realise that while you are getting dirty, the pig is enjoying the mud and the wrestle!!---- VERY WELL SAID

Hugs to ur dad and to u :)

Just a grail said...

Your dad is a wise man and that is all wonderful advice, in fact some of it hit home and will help me deal a little better with the drama at my office.
So tell your Dad thanks!

Ersa said...

dad taught you swear words? wow...awesome dad, awesome daughter!!!

Pixie said...

@Grail: I'm glad some of it helped! :)
Will pass on the message to dad as well!! :):)

@Varunavi: thank u thank u! :)

@Ersa: Heh! yea, both of us are awesome!! :P

(modest too!! )

rayshma said...

really wise, ur dad!
practical gyaan this is. not idealistic.. stuff that'll actually help u! :)

Indyeah said...

If not today, honesty does pay off in the long run and it makes sure you sleep every night with a clear heart and a happy soul. I am a firm believer of this because I have examples in the form of my parents right in front of me!
My parents have taught me the same :)
(((((((((((((hugs))))))

you have a wonderful dad:)



he taught you guys swear words too?:D
LOL! cool and cute in a way :D:D



(((Hugs))) now I know why you are such a balanced gal :D
and doesn't lose her cool:D:D


muahh!:)

parents are best and dads are the bestest!!:D:D
atleast for me he is the awesomest!:D:D

Passionate Goof said...

Very good commandments for the workplace indeed. In today's times and times, plain hardwork alone does not pay, it has to be smart work too! I can definitely pick up some from here.

masood said...

hey, those are pretty cool lessons!!!

i love the part when he thought you the cussing! way to go :)

my dad almost preaches the same. and he is my role model. i just wish i could atleast be half the man he is...my life would be set then! :)

vimmuuu said...

Heyyy...thats like the best dad ever !!!!! I would love to have him !!! LOL !!!

Timepass said...

My maternal grandparents instilled the same values in me..Your post brought back lovely memories Pixie..

Pixie said...

@Indy: Thanks babe! :)
I am not completely balanced! :P
But, I am trying to get there, you know, maintain some sort of balance.
Me - I am emotional, I wear my heart most of the times on my sleeve! :P
And, my temper - I am working on it and making some sort of progress. :)

Yea, Parents are the bestest and Dad's awesomest!! :P

Hugs right back to you too!

Muah! :)

@Passionate Goof: Welcome to my space. I am glad that some of these points actually helped! :)

@Masood: Welcome to my space! :) Most dad's say the same thing don't they?! :)

@Vimmu: LOL!! ;)

@Timepass: Hugs! Am happy, this post brought back precious memories for you! :)

writerzblock said...

Very beautiful, Pix. Have you shown this post to him? He would be sooooo proud!

Smitha said...

Pixie, That was so wonderful!

'Do your work honestly. If not today, honesty does pay off in the long run and it makes sure you sleep every night with a clear heart and a happy soul.' My dad taught us the same.. and till date I believe that we donot need dishonesty to get ahead in life.. Honesty pays and on more ways than one!

For me too, Dad was always my role model :) He is everything I want to be.. He is someone who inspired confidence, respect and loads of love... Dads and moms - they are amazing, aren't they?