Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another day drifting by..........

Alright now, the day here started on a very dismal note. I mean, waking up at 7:30 am is not cool at all, but then had no options. You see, the maid turns up at 8:00, and I have to leave by 8:30, 'coz work start from 9:00. Not done at all!! Anyhow, there I was drowsy and cursing my mobile for shrieking out loud (the damn thing has 3 alarms, and smarty pants yours truly had set them at an interval of 15 royal minutes, huh!!), since 7:00 am. Good thing Neal, couldn't hear it from his room (or may be he was too lazy!!). So, Up and about I make it to the wash basin and go about the morning rituals. So far so good. "What's so special?", you might ask. Nothing, nothing as of now!! With maid supposed to turn up in a few more minutes, I'm for the bath. No time to get some hot water, have to rely on the almost ice-cold water. Happily crooning away (that's not a habit, had to forget about the chill!!), the water runs out me, with the soap buds playing hid seek on my face. I managed to get things done with whatever little was around. And then I realise the reason, some smart ass last night had left the kitchen tap open, so drippy boy had gone on and tried to fill up the sink, it failed so tried even harder forgetting the fact, it doesn't have a never ending supply of water and there are other taps too, who rely on the same source. So, finally there's no water drippy boy failed in its mission. No wonder, the bratty steel was looking a bit dull in the morning.

So, having dealt with the morning accidents, I drove off for work, when on the way I came across this fella or rather a cab driver who seemed to have stepped out for a morning stroll with his car. Wonder whether he was showing his car around the place, "Look there sonny boy, that's where you find good eggs. 26 rupees to a dozen.", "That shopkeeper son is a might crook I tell you, he'll always try to rip you off. Avoid him!!", and god knows what not!! Well, it's really ok, but not at 9:00 am when the world does step out for go to work. And if you've got a car honking right behind you, you move aside. I frankly, have no idea, whether sensibility dawned on him or was mere chance I saw him drifting to the left, that was my chance and I sped. I happened to glance at the rear-view mirror and realised there were about 4 more fellas right behind me, all heaving a sigh of relief. I've got his number (the cab's license plate duh!!), next time I see that cab on the street, I'm not driving!!! hmpf!!!

At work, things have been pretty quiet. Deadlines met, things on schedule, nothing to jangle the nerves to be honest. Boring!! So, I resort to my favorite pastime now, blog reading. I started playing hop-skotch around here, and visited a good deal of them. One of then written by Scout, got me thinking (Read it here). It's about just how unsatisfied one with his/her professional life. And frankly, me being one of them I could feel exactly what she was talking about. I mean, am good at what I do, but I no longer enjoy it. At times I wonder why I drifted into the technical world. Societal pressure?? Parental expectations?? Peer pressure?? Or fear of taking the road less travelled?? I revel in challenges. Challenge my skill and you'll find a genius at work, else you got your everyday Jack next to you!! But then, somethings are going right for me (my personal life), just hafta align my professional life with it and well... I can breathe easy... a lot easy!! It's hard work, and that's why am still here coding and talking to clients. Seriously, money matters!!!

And finally, at the fag end of the day Tapan manages to crack me up. Just dropped in there, to check for the odd post that he puts up there, and came across this one, where he talks about a train ride of his mother , in which a hilarious encounter between mama and some youngsters is discussed. Left me smiling. Read it here.

Alright now, I've bored you fellas enough, get back to your stuff. Honestly!! You guys up for reading any and every rant or what??? :) lol...

Confused Gyaan:

There'll always be strings attached to you. You can break away and try to be yourself or you can loosen them and still try to be yourself. Which one is better?? :)

Ciao!!! Take care people....

20 comments:

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

hehe... interesting post.
I can so relate with your morning dilemma :)
Cheers!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hmm hope you have a better day tomorrow!

As for the strings,depends on what they made of :)

Keshi said...

**It's about just how unsatisfied one with his/her professional life. And frankly, me being one of them I could feel exactly what she was talking about. I mean, am good at what I do, but I no longer enjoy it.

I so can relate to that! Im happy yet unhappy.


Keshi.

Vandita said...

totally get the mornin torture, gettin up in the morning for work or college is a pain!...throw in unit digit temperatures and u'll know what i mean :P
anyways good post, now i'll go on to read what u read...can't right click on ur blog :(

Solitaire said...

I am a psychologist in the making. Will take any rant of yours, patiently.

Sam said...

@raaji: thnx a lot... am so glad someone relates to it!! :)

@sameera: oh.. it was worse!! forget it.. this week's gonna be like that!!
btw, ur string funda makes me think!!

@keshi: hey sunshine... somehow am not surprised... it does seep across in ur posts.. there is the occasional lift in ur mood, but otherwise, i always get the feeling that something plays at teh back of ur mind.. dunno if one can put a finger on it.. but its der!!
cheer up...
as it's said in a movie, "just like in the movie, by the end everything works out fine, and if it doesn't then wait.. this is not the end" I think the movie was Om Shanti Om, a recent bollywood flick!!

Sam said...

@vands: oh I do knw abt ur delhi weather... how i wish it was this cold arnd here.. i cud wear the warm stuff then.. i mean, 6-7 is not happening at all.. need it even lower!! :P
and yeah.. once you are done with those reads do let me knw what you think of them!!

@solitaire: really?? in that case please do come arnd more often, i really do need some counselling!!
but honestly, it is a very intersting field of study, human psychology.. you can never know enough!! never...

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

sam... i knw d mornin thing jst suxs... its a violation f human rights im sure... only no1 is lookin in2 it rte nw...

all d besties tho... 2 u, n me, n evryy1 else

Pri said...

so u rnt a morning person ahaa...
interesting post...
was fun reading...enjoyed the links too :)

Sam said...

lolzzz... seriously!! i agree with ya.. and for its a regular affair to if am not mistaken!!

Vandita said...

u wanna wear the warm stuff??? thats why u want it to be colder?
waah is all i can say.
oh and im done with the reads loved scout though i cant really identify but i do know the tired even after sleepin an entire day waali feelin.
abt tapan, that was marathi ? the language...sounded like that to me...was super LOL i can bet my mum doesn't even know hugh grant from brad pitt or bryan adams from ronan keating !! :P

Sam said...

@pri: dats gr8... well.. i was never a morning person, especially you shud knw.. i mean, how many times have u called in the morning only to find out that am sleeping???

Sam said...

@vands: nah!! dat ws gujrati...
well i really didn't wear the stuff except late night... and dat wud account for hardly 10 days!!

gunj said...

a bad morning can sure make all d difference :P

Pri said...

@ sam
not quite sure about u not being a morning person but can vouch for u being rather nocturnal...*grin*..after all those calls which went unanswered n got noticed only after me waking up in the morning...guess ur a 'late to bed ...later to rise' kinda person...heehee
somehow my sleep schedule is falling in place after the hectic duty regime during internship...:D

Keshi said...

**i always get the feeling that something plays at teh back of ur mind

ur a good observer Sam hehehe...


And I rem that line from OSO..apparently it was stolen from Alchemist :)

Keshi.

Sam said...

@gunj: u r so right!!! it sure does!!

@pri: falling in place???

@keshi: ah!! i forgot that one.. how could i?? the alchemist part i mean!!

shooting star said...

nice rant!!!....you should do it more often....on the blog i mean....

Ashu said...

haha, driving in pune can reallly be nuts and i know how weird it is to deal with the cab drivers and all and sundry people out there....

my sympathies !!!!!!

u sem to have overcome the work pressures which seem to be quite normal with us folks -- IT people. somehow it makes me feel proud of our tribe, how we manage out lives despite being in stress and blah blah blah............

funny enuf, i found u on many blogs.....good good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sam said...

@ss: hehe.. okies.. i'll try!!

@ashu: oh.. i knw.. u have idea of the dirivng pains that i'm gng thru.. but then u had a scooty... zip-zap and u r gone.. i can't do that with a car now can i??
oh.. well the work eases off a bit at times... but wen it mounts... feel like running away!!

and well.... I do try to be omnipresent you knw!! :P