Second consecutive day when I am troubling my readers with a double bill. But kya karoon, can't help it. This afternoon's incidents were too hilarious to not report.
Murphy's law rocks. And how...
Had this customer from the Netherlands dropping in on us at EC. As it usually happens, when less important people in my company get stuck in deep shit, they pull in the more important ones too so that the pain can be shared. So at 2:15 today afternoon, just when I had returned back from a hearty lunch I got my summons from boss to attend this customer meeting. Half asleep, I trudged towards the other half of the campus only to find that I was running late and had to climb five flights of stairs to reach this place called OAK. No sooner had I entered the room than the usual introductions happened. These guys insisted on exchanging business cards and it was only then that I realized that I had none in my wallet. My boss gave me a stare which roughly translated as " ()**&^%$^($ , How on earth did this scum bag get into Marketing ?"
10 minutes into the meeting, my eyes drooped and I fell asleep only to be rudely awakened by what seemed to be a question directed towards me. Mumbling something incomprehensible under the guise of an answer, I resolved not to make a fool of myself anymore. Since the tea and coffee had not yet come in, I thought I would keep myself awake with some Pepsi. And yes, it happened again. The damn can would not open and when I gave my last almighty tug, it fizzed out making as much noise as a hundred hissing serpents. Needless to say everyone stared at me. Anxious to make amends, I stared solemnly at the screen and nodded at everything that was said. Soon there was a change of presenters and the projector connections had to tinkered with. Eager to redeem myself, I offered to do it but predictably, the customer's laptop conked off no sooner had I touched it. That was it. That was the last straw in the camel's back. Taking it as sign from God, divine intervention to stop this lousy sequence of events, I gracefully (??) withdrew from the rest of the evenings proceedings.
Now as I sit back n think, has it been one of "those days" ? If so, just like that funda Samuel L Jackson gives in Unbreakable, "Is there an exact opposite for this kind of a day ?" Just imagine - I wake up as late as I possibly can, the geyser heat is just about right, board the bus and get my favorite seat, Sunaina plays all my favorite songs on Josh 91, open my inbox to see 76 mails incl: that one looooong one from u-no-hoo, then my blog gets 20 hits in 10 minutes, boss calls up n gives me credit for something I did not do, have a good lunj - aloo paratha and juice with Kau giving us his wonderful stories, return back to surf the net, do some work, play TT and then leave at 7:30, watch some tennis on telly and then round off the day with FRIENDS on Zee English.
If wishes were horses..!