A typical day on the way to office is marked with a brisk walk, greetings to a few familiar faces, optimism on my sleeve, radiocity (@ 60% volume ;-)) and a test of patience!!
Well for all those with an expression of :O .... let me explain. There are many reasons that could qualify, for my patience being tested, well let me assure .. its not ......the bus timing, songs played within that time frame or the traffic jams. Its an aquaintance (X) who boards the bus from the point I board!
I am somone who believes the 'more the merrier'. Well .. here is somone who has made me love solitude. This person feels he needs to have an opinion on all the issues around him and he would offer them unsolicited! Sometimes ..I just have to go that extra mile to retain my calm! Some excerpts ..........
X : Hey .. Jay! U are not sending any messages (SMS) today??! Hmm? Hmm??? Hmmmm???? ;-)
Me : Yeah ......
X : Ah ....... why??!
Me : Hey ... I think its time to board the bus!
X : Hey Jay .... U are SMSing eh?:O
Me: Nope .. not really just checking if my keys are working fine!
X : Messages are charged eh??! :O
X : I think India should go for three seamers.
Me: Oh .... Okie
X : But I don't think we have three world class seamers!
X : These traffic jams are getting really sad!
Me: That's right.
X : I think we should start by 6 am and wind by 3 pm.
X : We can beat the jams!!
Me: Why not start at 12 midnight ... lesser jams ....Hurray! (:-|)
X : These people will not listen to us yaar!
X : Oh ... ur friend is leaving to Ireland? Beautiful place .. I must say!
Me: Yeah .. he is. Oh U have been there? Any suggestions as places not to be missed there?
X : I haven't been there!! Not even heard about it!
Me: Okie .... (Man!)
X : U cleared the NCFM for ur Certification eh? ( NSE's Certification on Financial Markets).
Me: Yeah .....
X : But I am self trained ..... and I know abt the markets better.
X : No Certifications ... for people like us eh?
Me: I am not sure ......
So U see many of such instances ......its a kind of test of patience ..... everyday! Did I mention that .. he is a Manager too ? I really wonder .... it should be so difficult for the folks who report to him!