Saturday, 12 Sep. 2009 – 4.00 PM Evening
Trying to wrap up the pending stuff, for a change let us go home early.
Skype Window appears on screen! XYZ calling…
The outer self (OS) - Shit!! Not now… Should I pick it… or should I not..
The inner self (IS) - You were supposed to go early Maheep..
OS - Come on, it won’t take more than 5 minutes.. its just a simple and innocent follow up call.. let us pick it.
IS - You kid me not!
OS - Its recession time… not a good idea to ignore when opportunity is knocking your door.
OS wins, picked up the call
XYZ – Hey Maheep, whats up. Hope I am not disturbing you on a weekend.
Me – Hey! Its okay, I am in office anyways.
XYZ – Great. I won’t take much time of yours, its just that I presented your proposal to the management and they are asking for some more details. Something more solid!
Me – And that is?
XYZ – Well, some kind of project plan, your suggestions to improve the overall productivity, how can you add value to the project, things like that. You know the typical management stuff to shut them up.
Me – And you don’t need it now, right?
XYZ – Ah, not now, I understand its weekend, but we are looking forward to make a decision by Monday, so some thing by Monday morning our time.
Me – Hmm
Hung up the call
OS – Fuck!
IS – Evil laugh. Don’t blame me sweetheart.
OS – Will you keep your bloody mouth shut?
IS – Wateve.. its your life.. your weekend…
Spent the whole evening working on relationship diagrams, flow charts, a brief presentation and n number of other supporting documents.
Saturday, 12 Sep. 2009 – 11.00 PM Evening
OS - Let us call it a day. Just the write-up thing is pending and I can handle it tomorrow.
IS – Excuse me but I think you promised wifey to go shopping on this Sunday
OS – I know, you moron. But this is not gonna take more than 2 hours. Got the whole day for other things.
IS – As if I don’t know you!
OS – Din’t I just tell you to keep your bloody mouth shut!
IS – :(
Sunday, 13 Sep. 2009 – 03.00 PM Noon
Neha – I thought you were going to office.
Me – Hmm??
Neha – Office? Ain’t you supposed to move your lazy ass from this couch and get ready?
Me – Reluctantly Hmm
Sunday, 13 Sep. 2009 – 05.30 PM Evening
Finally in office. Trying to work on the document when my friend Raj makes an appearance
Me – Argh!
Sunday, 13 Sep. 2009 – 8.00 PM Evening
Raj – chal bye then, bohat time kharab kar liya (Okay, see ya then, already wasted so much time)
Me - :)
Sunday, 13 Sep. 2009 – 10.00 PM Evening
Finished the stuff, clubbed everything. Trying to clean up the extra files…
Being an IT Professional, speed is the key. And we don’t believe in deleting the files via Recycle Bin. It has to be wiped out. So Shift + Delete.
Like they say! Speed thrills… but kills… and very next moment.
THE PROPOSAL IS GONE… WIPED OUT… DELETED!!
Shit! Fuck!!! Shit!
Now what??? Remember… recession time. It has to go today… Monday is already jammed so no use postponing it.
Sunday, 13 Sep. 2009 – 12.15 AM Mid Night
Finished again… Reviewed carefully… Sent email!
Somehow crawled to car, drove home. Wifey’s face expression suggests, not the best time to present the case so better go to sleep.
Monday, 14 Sep. 2009 – 10.00 AM Morning
New Mail from XYZ
Thanks a lot for your intensive proposal and project plan. We really appreciate the efforts you have put in to work on this but I am afraid, management has decided to go ahead with a local company from US.
Thanks again for your time and we look forward to work with you in future.
AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH… FUCK @#$@#$%^ SHIT @@#$@!w$@ YOU CAN’T BLOODY DO THIS TO ME…
Monday, 14 Sep. 2009 – 4.00 PM Evening
Skype window appears….
Such is life.. sach main nobody dies virgin!!!