Strike while the iron is hot !

I heard this saying for the first time from my ex-manager cum friend during some team activities. And this was the saying that came to my mind by the end of the day.

The Gang of Four, super senior, senior, classmate and me, who share a bond of being associated with same college and company, have been planning to meet for quite sometime. When I say “sometime”, it means more than three years. We didn’t have very ambitious plans, a simple lunch meet would also work for us. The universe was just not in our favour. If the time suited for three of us, it would not suit the fourth one. We tried to materialise the plan multiple times but it just didn’t happen.

N declared that she took an off today post Diwali, I stated that I too took an off, S joined saying that she too took an off. SS couldn’t resist the temptation and she too took an off. There couldn’t be a better opportunity than this to make our long pending lunch meet happen, when everyone has taken a leave from work. We just had to grab the opportunity and make use of it before we lose it.

Everyone immediately agreed to the plan and we met at N’s place from where we headed to the Heart Cup Coffee, Gandipet. We chatted about everything under the sun, work, life, kids, tensions, pleasures, priorities, wishes, dreams and practicalities. We didn’t need to find solutions to any problems. We just wanted the other person to hear us out , that was more than enough for us. No judgements, no decision making, no concrete plans, just a flow of conversations and thoughts.

Simple lunch followed by a filter coffee at Old Madras Coffee with loads of chatting, cherishing old times, thanking our blessings and making plans for next meet-up.

What could be more rejuvenating than this ?


Face Palm

We went out today to execute couple of pending shopping activities, one of which was buying a Diwali dress for A.

At the shopping mall, I picked up a nice piece and gazed at it contemplating if A would approve my choice. A came over to me and told it looked too short. I was surprised and asked if there wasn’t going to be any bottom piece for that. A’s reaction was : “Who will wear any bottom piece for this Amma ?” My reaction was : 🤦🏻‍♀️

I proceeded to the billing counter as V was going to check out if there’s anything else that could be considered for buying. When V offered me his credit card for the billing, I declined saying that I was carrying mine with me and proceeded further. The billing lady used my card and asked me for the pin. My reaction was “Oh, this needs a pin. What’s mine ?” I used my so called intelligence and stated that wi-fi can be used as the card had that wi-fi symbol. The billing lady tried it but the transaction didn’t go through. V came and told that the option needs to be explicitly enabled for the card. My reaction was : 🤦🏻‍♀️

That’s ok, some days are just not my days 😉

35 and going…

Oh my dear wish !! You had many seniors, peers and juniors with varying intensities. Some of them vanished after fulfilling their purpose of existence, some vanished after realising that they do not make sense anymore, some are still on the dilemma of staying strong versus fading away.

Unlike most of them, you are persistent and are going strong even after so many years. When was your inception ? It could be somewhere around 35 years ago ? You were born when I was in Guntur , in the house of the uncle , at whose place we had rented a home and stayed for about 6 years until I completed my tenth grade. It was somewhere at that time when you were born. It has been so many years since you have originated but you are only growing stronger by the day.

I saw a FAN in the washroom for the first time in that uncle’s house and I liked it and loved it instantly. What an idea !! Why is it not a common practice to fit a fan in the washroom ? It would make so much sense to do so. It would be so good to make use of it after a hot shower. Almost every time I am done with a hot shower, I keep longing for you… I keep looking for you in the washroom…

Oh my dear wish, I hope your purpose gets fulfilled soon and you no longer stay as just a wish !!!