Monday, March 20, 2006

For the uninitiated ........

Sometimes, work can do "wonders" to your system. Weekend's , all for yourself, become a luxury. Stresses and deadlines can be the way of life ... and can results in conversations which sound like the one featured in this post ....

Well , what do you think the converstion, would be like when stressed Divs, meets Jay who seems to be enjoying his weekend? An excerpt .... ;-)


D : Hey Jay, whats up?
J : Hey Divs! How are you?? Don't tell me you are calling from office! (Okie, that was rhetorical ... :D)
D : Its the same mundane work!! Don't even talk about it!
J : Fine, I have some entrepreneurial ideas, that we could work on, interested? ;-)
D : Er .....Okie ... lets discuss ! :D
J : Lets write a book!!
D : A what? :O Did you mean something on the lines of Ritu Beri's book? ;-)
J : Not exactly, see we can write a book and quote a price of Rs.1,00,001, per copy . Well, I know the figure was chosen, to up the price from Rs. 1,00,000 what Ritu Beri had quoted, for her book! :D
D : Okie ..... I guess you are too much into work Jay, Relax!! :-)
D : So, what will be our book on? (:D)
J : Oh, we don't have to worry about that, we shall fill half of it with a foreward section, written by most folks we know.
D : How will that help us?
J : Simple, for example, well just get Chitra, write a foreward (one of the many ;-)) . Now people will start wondering who Chitra is .... they will start getting curious, what her other works are, as she has been invited to present a foreward, to a book priced at ........... ahem ahem ;-) ! Thats where our second plan comes in ..... we shall go into a deal with Google, charging them, for promoting their search engine as "celebrities" (or atleast thats what others would think, else why would they have been invited to write a foreward) who were featured on our book, would most probably be searched for on their site!! :D
D : Wow ....(:D) you think google will be ready to pay in dollars for this??
J : Oh, we shall charge them in pounds otherwise ! ;-)
D : Okie .. go on!
J : Now ...for why our book is quoted 1,00,001? Our explanation is that, the book is charged at Re.1, but people (read publishers) valued the "love and affection", that people have towards us at Rs.1,00,000 for each of the 10,000 copies of books we have printed! :D
D : Hey, jay was it a bad week at work? ;-)
J : Don't distract the entrepreneur in me! :D
D : Er .....Okie ! :D
J : Actually, we shall endorse our book ourselves ... in a cryptic manner, though!
D : How is that now?
J : Like , I would give a review in two words "Read it " and sign it as "J". Now , people are going to be wondering ... WOW ... who is this "J", and thats where you come in!!
D : Me?! How come!
J : * Evil Grin* You give a review, "Definitely, worth a read" and sign it as "D"! Now, people would have two menacing problems as to who this D and J are!!
Ah ... we have managed to manipulate innocent souls and in the process managed to make "some" money!
D : Half our book will only be forewards , that will leave with a very small section for the "contents" in our book right? ;-)
J : Oh yeah, what do people expect for a book that is just charged at Re 1? ;-). The Rs.1,00,000 is for the "love and affection" they have towards us!
D : Hurray .. Young turks are here!!
J : Yeah, richness and wealth ... here we come!
D : Ritu Beri, needs to be careful ......! :D
J : Er ......... You mean ..... Beri beri careful? ;-)
D : She better be "Beri beri careful", coz we are soon going to be "beri beri" rich and "beri beri" famous!! :D

Yeah ... and it went on for quite sometime! :-)

6 comments:

chitra said...

Wow...I am 'honoured' to write the foreword :) !!

Shikha said...

hmm..looks like someone doesnt have much work:)

Jay said...

@Chitra,

Yeah , yeah .... :-)

@Shikha,

Guilty as charged!

Pallavi said...

lol...so this is keeping u busy eh!

Khushi said...

~x
:-O
okie... now, wt is the name of this 'untitled' book ;-) ?
:-?

Jay said...

@ Pallavi,

Just a one off day! :-)

@Khushi,

Er .. its called 'Untitled'!