Saturday, July 23, 2005

Manic monday...

Remember those days in school or college when you awoke and just lay in bed wondering how you were going to spend your day? Remember complaining that you didn't have anything to do or that you were bored? Wait till you dont have a 'summer holiday' anymore. Wait till you have just 32 holidays in the year, or less. Wait till you dont have a weekend to do as you please.

Actually the working life isn't bad at all. I entered this new realm about ten months ago and have had a pretty good time since. But who doesnt love a good shout ever so often. And it's my blog and I'll rant if i want to.

The first casualty when you start working is choice. In college you could choose to lie in bed, on a cold wintry morning, for an extra hour and then only consequence you'd face was a missed class. Of course, do it too often and you'd be forced to miss a year's class. Try the lazy hour in bed while working and soon you'll be wont of creative excuses: "There was a ferocious dog outside my door and it wouldn't let me leave" or "The bus driver had the loosies and he to go really bad...". You could choose to party till 3am but then you'd be bleary-eyed all day at work the next day. You could certainly decide to call in sick but you'll realize that being ill too often downsizes that vital paycheck!

There's one similarity between the workfree pre-21 years and post that. Monday. The much bemoaned first day of the week (or third if you live in the middle-east, could someone living there tell me if you hate Monday as much too??)



No offence meant, I dont mean to call any of you cows. Oh, I take that back, I think of only one person as a cow and if you are reading this I wonder if you know that I am referring to You. He he, that unwarranted jab aside, that picture is quite typical. Flat on a monday morning - physically, from all the 'stuff' you've been upto on the weekend, and mentally, knowing you have a whole week of work to go through till it's Friday evening again. [I, being at the ripe age of 22, am referring to the under-30 category. And no offence meant to those over 30; I had this cartoon with me so it was convenient.]

And then there's complaining about work. It never ends, mindlessly doing the same thing again and again. Always getting the dirtiest work getting passed on to you because you're the new kid on the block. Being piled with work just as you've tied your shoelaces and are ready to run out of the door to start the best part of my day. To top it all, you have to listen to people who've read all the self-help, how to talk effectively, how to get my cheese moved, how to be an effective but sweet talking pain in the arse.

What do you do in times like these? Make a few changes. I made mine. And now I work even on Sundays. And yet I dont complain.

22 Comments:

At 7:34 am, Blogger Ms. V said...

Hehehehehe! That was funny! :D I loved the cow poster, probably because I don't as yet fall in either category.

And no, we don't hate Mondays as much. In fact, we don't hate Mondays at all. We hate Saturdays!!! Now that's a first, eh? ;)

 
At 7:41 am, Blogger George said...

thank you Ms. V,from the middle east are we. hmm....which category do you fall into? I dont hate mondays at all now. This post has a few hidden punches, you'd have to know me to get them all : ) keep visiting

 
At 10:09 am, Anonymous mysteryman said...

did u finally lay ur hands on hp-6?..hav made a detailed entry on my blog abt the book btw...but ofcourse u dont hav time i c from other ahem.."activities" to read blogs...

 
At 9:32 pm, Blogger George said...

Ah mysteryman, i'd love to read the HP-6 post on your blog. One thing i definitely dont have time for is trying to guess who you are. and since a click on your name on my post results in nothing i cant eb expected to have read your blog now can i?

 
At 10:31 pm, Blogger Ms. V said...

Yup. I was brought up in Oman. I fall into the category of people who do absolutely nothing whatsoever! So every day is a Sunday. Well, hopefully I'll get the hidden punches with time, but if there's one thing I knew for sure, I wasn't the one being called a cow! :D

 
At 2:54 am, Blogger Vaibhav said...

hehehehe... sounds like you weren't enjoying EMT much dude!! CFT is better than Linking... though I still WANT A FUCKING VACATION!!!!

 
At 3:00 am, Blogger Vaibhav said...

we are on traing again for our ne process... so not much work! Leaving at 6 again finally!!

These days, I am getting my kicks from sending serious mails to the FB team...

dude! did you ever try to make a User Co. OOB??

I did that on a client request and this is the message that the application gave:

"A User Company cannot be made Acquired or Out of Business. Doing so will cause distortaions in the Space/Time Continuum. Please mail Tech in this regard."

hehehehehe

 
At 4:15 am, Anonymous mysteryman said...

wow!..great powers of deduction u hav dude...
anyways lemme see if my french is in working condition...
how does this sound--"tu avec quelque chose a mange??"

 
At 5:17 am, Blogger Yohan said...

Madhu's the cow! Right? Right?

George...nice to see that you're a regular blogger.

Never had the Monday blues too badly; it's a quirk of the spirit I guess: high hopes and low expectations. And also, lazy Sundays.

I don't mean to rub it in, but in my line of 'work' there are always holdays, weekends and whatnot! So what if I don't get the fat paycheck and the necktie scars?

 
At 5:26 am, Blogger Vaibhav said...

George: have you sent me a mail titled "Server Report " ?

 
At 6:15 am, Blogger George said...

no tawakeley, i have not sent you a server report mail. i have been getting those myself.
glad that work is going well. damn i should have seen one of those continum messages! would have laughed my head of. space and time it seens.

 
At 6:18 am, Blogger George said...

sorry to disappoint yohan, but madhu isn's the cow.
yeah, with this job i kept in the writing groove so i gues i'll be able to post regularly.

And in my line of work i watch cricket when its on TV..plus other 'georgie's favourite type' perks

ah and no...will never wear a neck tie unless i'm one day at Lord's

 
At 6:21 am, Blogger George said...

Mysteryman, you just said "You with something to eat"

avec=with

avoir= have

tu as= you have

 
At 7:42 am, Anonymous mysteryman said...

just to refresh ur fading memory...
it was urs truly who made the correction to ur incorrect usage of 'tu avec' in the first place...
my french is better than urs....heehee

 
At 7:44 am, Anonymous mysteryman said...

just to refresh ur fading memory...
it was urs truly who made the correction to ur incorrect usage of 'tu avec' in the first place...
my french is better than urs....heehee

 
At 12:42 pm, Blogger The_UndeaD_ said...

Pretty good writing George...That was a nice blog...Yohan u should learn from George's writing skills instead of calling me a Cow u Somalian Hippopotamus.

 
At 9:22 pm, Blogger Yohan said...

Hee hee hee! Sorry Madhu...couldn't resist!

 
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