Life in a Non-Metro: Weekdays

My day starts somewhere between 9:00 – 10:00 am, when I get up after wasting my 7 hours in sleep, why wasted seven hours? Because I can’t remember anything happened in that duration, it’s a time loss, and according to X-Files whenever time loss happens, you were abducted by aliens. I don’t know any other theories for time loss so I’ll go with X-Files theory. So after getting abducted by aliens I wake up after 9:00 AM.

I hurry as much as I can not caring about the cold water, electric-shock-giving taps and dark-(basin-mirror-shower)less-bathroom. Around 10:15 AM I hear an everyday morning voice “Vikash” from my flatmate (flaty), I shout “one minute”, I hurry up enqueueing all the new stuff in utorrent and take two objects of never-forget-otherwise-you’ll-get-fucked category:  my ID card and the flat Key. While I lock the door, my flaty picks up his Indiatimes from the floor and starts reading it, he reads it whole the way to the bus by holding it by both the hands and amusing every passerby.  His crusade of reading the whole news paper and showing himself as a very busy person ends just before the bus stop which is just 10 minutes from my flat. We pass a couple of crowded buses because my flaty has got bus-crowdo-fobia. After waiting 5-10 minutes we get a bus or a cab or a car or a whatever; which drops us to a stop called College, which is just in front of my office building. We walk to the elevator area without talking; we get to our cubicles again without uttering a single word to each other. In this whole process we make a lot better version of movie Gerry.  

At my cubical my name plate reads “Viaksh Singh” which is a new name given by my company. Now me Viaksh Singh resume my work where I had left it yesterday. The platform I am supposed to work on is “dot Net” but I work on XML only, some XML lines here and there and my job done. Let’s cut the boring part, let’s talk about “a few team members”. Just after getting into the team I told my tech lead one method which could have saved a lot of development time by eliminating syntax errors and extra parameters. My lead was happy but a few team members couldn’t digest it. A few weeks later during an informal introduction I told them that I was a BTech as well as an MTech from IIT which made me the highest educated in the team, which practically gave a few members constipation. A few weeks later they had an online stupid-with-no-innovation game called Pie in the Face, in which every person could vote 5 times a day, I hacked the Javascript and voted more than 10 times, after that I got named as “anti-social-element”.  Also my I-don’t-give-a-shit face made a few members realize that I was ignoring them. So in reverse they have decided to ignore me. Now for a few team members I don’t exist and for me, as usual, nobody exists unless I need some urgent help.

Usually I don’t have much work, so I read something or watch something or go to pantry to read news paper or look at some stupid magazines to watch models or go to CCD or Barista or cafeteria, the whole day disappears just like that. Officially I should leave the office at 7:30 PM but I can’t because the busiest person on the planet my flaty always has some work to finish. Around 8:30 PM he pings me to leave, I leave the cubical exhausted and irritated to face another pain in the ass nautanki from my flaty. I go to his cubical to find him busy in his so called work, after a few minutes he closes his java editor and then starts searching for movies on the company’s LAN, 5-6 minutes later he transfers some crappy movies into his pen drive, which takes another 5-10 minutes, after transfer he goes to the bathroom to wash his coffee mug, comes back in 2-3 minutes, packs up all the things he spilled in the whole day and we leave but just before the exit he suddenly enters into another bathroom and comes back after another 3-4 minutes. Finally we leave around 9:00-9:20 PM.

As usual we pass the crowded buses, this time a lot of them not just a couple of them. As we get closer to our dining place my flaty’s song of hygiene and same-taste starts. This is where I curse Evolution, why don’t we have ear-lids when we can have eye-lids and lips, what actually went wrong??  Despite all the singing we dine at the same place every day.

We walk back to our flat after dinner, again finishing the remaining part of a lot better version of Gerry movie. I watch those new episodes, movies which I had enqueued in the morning to download and then around 3 AM I once again prepare myself for another alien abduction.

That’s all for the day, Good Night !!  


4 thoughts on “Life in a Non-Metro: Weekdays

  1. and i thought that being the only bandi in a office full of guys was the sole reason for somebody to keep quiet and feel ignored whole day 😛

  2. ohh…arre i don’t feel ignored or bored in office, i enjoy the whole day wandering here and there with guys or doing some work. But now my freedom is taken away, I am getting transferred to another team which has got a lot work with only five members in it.. poor me 😦

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