Promotion for Dummies

Talking of promotions, I have always thought of them as something you would expect at work and not a surprise element. Its not like you walk into your office and get to your desk and your boss comes up and says, “Hey nice shoes. By the way you are promoted”. OK, that could happen but not to me. In fact if it did happened to me, I would quit as soon as I recovered from the shock. Any way, like I was saying, a promotion Continue reading →

We didn’t start the fire…

…because I was sleeping! After a long day at work, I returned after lunch and beer to my apartment. Turned on the AC, changed into shorts, fluffed up my pillow and snuck in to my comforter. Ah that blissful feeling! The room being just that bit cool and the comforter just that bit warm, a happy stomach full of yummy Chinese food and that golden glow around me that is a side effect of a few beers. I was slipping away into deep, deep slumber Continue reading →

Down with sickness

Two weeks back I had the fortune of falling sick. Yes I didn’t have to go to work for 4 full days. In between the Quack I was visiting used all permutations and combinations, giving me a different combination of colorful pills to pop on every visit till one of them accidentally did work and cured me of the jungle fever. Turns out it was my finger that was causing me so much discomfort, yes one bloody finger. Working in such a high risk environments Continue reading →

Story of the bomb that was too scared to go off

Friday was the most exciting day at work in the little over 2 years I have spent as a child labourer in this sweatshop. No, the company didn’t shutdown. Not that exciting you moron. But yea we did have a bomb scare. Yea, a bomb scare for real. Now those of you living in happening places like the Gaza strip, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Rwanda etc will be wondering, “Now what’s so special about that, that aint the real thing”. Well that is as exciting as I Continue reading →

Fare Well Year 2006

No, this article is not about Rosh Hashanah, which incidentally just went by. So stop blowing those Shofars damn it. Now! But first let me wish my friends, both those who are Jewish by birth and those who are by nature, a very happy new year. This year, like every other year, has seen a lot of suns set. Now you are surprised that why does that warrant a blog entry and even more surprised that why the hell you are reading it. Well either Continue reading →