Friday, September 18, 2009

Office Activities - 1

Something I got while surfing!!
Am on and looking for colleagues to be playmates on this. See if it fits your office schedule. It does for me!!

Here's a way to spice up your office. Pick two or three colleagues and agree to play the Office Game which awards points as follows:

ONE POINT

* Run one lap around the office at top speed. Walk sideways to the photocopier.
* Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.
* When they're not looking, pour most of someone's fresh cup of coffee into your mug leaving them with an inch of brew.
* Ignore the first five people who say 'good morning' to you.
* Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and say "Just called to say I can't talk right now. Bye."
* To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.
* While riding an elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.

THREE-POINTS

* Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask "Did you get all that, I don't want to have to repeat it." - Double points if you do this to a manager.
* Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle.
* Shout random numbers while someone is counting.

FIVE POINTS

* At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).
* Walk into a very busy person's office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.
* For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as 'Bob'.
* Announce to everyone in a meeting that you "really have to go do number two".
* After every sentence, say 'mon' in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in, "the report's on your desk, mon". Keep this up for one hour.
* While an office mate is out, move their chair into the elevator.
* In a meeting or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, "Shut up, all of you just shut up!"
* In a colleague's diary, write in 10 am: "See how I look in tights".
* Carry your laptop over to your colleague and ask "You wanna trade?"
* Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, it's gone now"
* Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, "I can't talk about it"
* Speak with an accent (French, German, Porky Pig, etc.) during a very important conference call.
* Tuck one pant leg into your sock and when queried, answer, "not now" and walk away.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who is an Idiot?

Some days back while roaming through the Blogspot community, I came across a Blogger who otherwise had an interesting array of posts.
But this was one archive post which really made me go on the offensive and comment postdated.
On later thoughts, I realized there might be several people with similar sentiments so this post and comment deserve an entry 'For the People' too.

The Blog post can be referred at :
http://wikisharma.blogspot.com/2008/10/kuldip-nayar-is-idiot.html

And this is what I think about it:
Am not adequately qualified to brand somebody as an Idiot or not.
But what I know is that when you are not even aware of how the government works, been working in past and intends to do so in future, you wont have a clue as to the authenticity of such reports.

Am not sure of your credentials but I know the person who wrote this held an important office in foreign embassies for India, been an integral part of the Government [of course, like many others..] and if he says something, you cannot just brand the person an IDIOT, just because you don't understand the system.

Am not sure if you vote too, and if you do, if you try to know the past and present of the candidates, other than what you hear in the mish-mash of Brand Advertising and Blind following.

Am sure you do watch American movies, specially those Government Thrillers, where they show thousands of things going in White House kept secret from the public for various reasons.
This does not just happens in English movies, its a fact for any country, for no country is a Real Democracy!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Request visitors

I request visitors to my blog to please comment your opinions.
This blog is meant for the people, though the content has not been a quality fodder for mind as of now.
But I promise to churn out better stuff in future.
Till then your comments would let me know how it is being perceived.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ever helpless j(u)anta

And like always they thought they be-fooled us. They thought the ‘aam janta’ is as ‘aam’ as everybody takes them to be and as helpless too.
And they are also aware there wont be any commotion like past for now there is an additional point of ongoing recession.
They say people get the Government they deserve and also the Company.
Am not sure about the silence on controversial issues in the past and also the clean chit these people keep getting from the ‘aam janta’.
‘Aam’ is not that common, for it comes seasonally and that too in alternate years and now even that time gap has increased. Rates have shot up due to heavy exports and various other reasons making ‘aam’ a wrong colloquial for ‘common’.

We may take time to set this syntax-semantic combo right, but even then there’s no guarantee common sense would prevail amongst the common people.
Why the heed to what an oppressive regime implements though resort to any unethical way to ward it off, unless one of them is caught and punished.
They want to go for a tried and tested method to help make their lives better and not try to change the system for the benefit of all.
A beneficial system is one where everybody works and profits and not where everyone works, gets emoluments and one of them profits.
In such a system Entropy is not balanced and either requires stitches here and there at different times or explodes after some point.
When its not balanced, the components are never at rest and age before time and are immune to various seasonal fractures and as the repairs also happen selectively, the system is in doldrums throughout.

Everyone wants there part of the world to be functioning right and the don’t realize they are not living in a self-sufficient shell. The day all beggars will go nuts, they’ll rob the riches of the rich. This wont make the poor-world rich but would turn all into poor.
As they say..
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.

There is a lot more to say and all fires swooshing tangentially making me unable to write anything of sense to the reader.

Maybe some other time..