Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Days of our lives.....

Yawn! Internships I tell you. They make you think. About anything and everything. Not that I'm famous for keeping my mind clear anyway, but still, internships give me that extra kick to ponder over weird stuff. What else can you do when you are jobless!?

So anyway, the other day as I sat waiting for my associate to call me, I realised the world of difference between the life that I have (or will have once I start working) and the life that I've always wanted to have or thought I'll have.

Let me give you a lil schedule of the days of My various lives (real and hypothetical)

What I do/will do:

7:00 AM: Get up, yawn..Sleep Again
7:30 AM: Get up, for real this time.
8:00 AM: Get ready for work.
9:00 AM: Get going for work.
10:00 AM: Reach your work place only to see none of the other associates are there. So you check your mails and do random TP on the internet (like blogging).
11:00 AM: Wonder if the day has started yet. Get started with your work because people have just started coming in.
12:00 PM: Stare at your computer screen pretending that you're in a state of deep concentration, working.
1:00 PM: Still staring....
2:00 PM: Eat lunch.
3:00 PM: Get on with the stare. Get pissed why people haven't yet started working.
4:00 PM: Finally do some work, which involves a lot more staring at the screen.
5:00 PM: Munch again. (Eating is also a source of entertainment and taking breaks in our work culture).
6:00 PM: Prepare to round up your work thinking you will finish it on time and leave (Maybe today!)
7:00 PM: People who come late and started working just some time back want to discuss work with you. Curse them silently.
8:00 PM: Stare at the watch thinking why, like all other days, you are being made to stay back when the work could have easily been finished earlier.
8:30 PM: If you're lucky, you get to make a move.
8: 35 PM: Smell Fresh Air once you manage to move out of the No-Smoking area where your colleagues were taking their routine smoke breaks.
9:30 PM: Reach home feeling dead. Eat.
10:00 PM: Realize that anything that you might have wanted to watch on TV has already gone. Force yourself to settle for something less 'your type'.
11:00 PM: Regret a bit but console yourself with the money you make! Sigh! Say a prayer for a better tomorrow. Doze off!
All Night: Dream of the life that follows.......

What I wish I did:
8:00 AM: Get up. Bed tea.
9:00 AM: Have a nice breakfast watching TV.
9:30 AM: Call your secretary to brief you of your plans for the day.
10:30 AM: Go for work where you know everyone will be on time!!
11:00 AM: Start your work which involves no staring at the screen. Dictate a Thank you note on receiving the "Best Event Planner of the Year".
4:00 PM: Work done. Say bye to everyone on your way to the theater.
5:00 PM: Give an awesome performance on stage for your current play which you wrote, directed and acted in.
6:00 PM: Get great comments from the audience and the critics. Smell the sweet fragrance of Adulation.
7: 00 PM: Go home to your penthouse in a skyscraper. Decide to give a new look to your house. So order new furniture.
8: 00 PM: Get ready for the party at friends place.
10:00 PM: Reach back feeling dead.
11:00 PM: Retire to your king sized bed. Thank god for the wonderful life. Pray tommorow is just the same.
All Night: Sleep tight!! ;)

6 comments:

**swordfishh** said...

Oh there is one thing common to both the lives you will lead-- Meeting FAKE people!! People who pretend to be smarter than you.. pretend to be intellectual with total pseudo intellectual talk :O :O

In school or college you always knew how to deal with these kinda people ;) Let ur grades/medals/trophies do the talking :P :P :P ... At least i used it to shut people up All the Time.. :P :P
Unfortunately that's not how it works out in the REAL world... U are appreciated for being fake... for being the 'smart one' ... oh yea it gives u reason to bitch abt the other one abt how fake he/she is before you realise you are ONE of those fake show-offs :O :O Life is a vicious cycle...

So Adhi... Every cloud has a silver lining... Instead of cribbing abt not havin a bunch of fake people call u fr dinner parties and appreciate ur acting skills (They'll invariably bitch abt it behind ur back).... Thank god u willv just hv to tolerate these people at work and thank God they don't share a bedroom with u!! (Hopin ur will find a spouse who isn't fake :P)

**swordfishh** said...
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**swordfishh** said...

Ok.. the previous reply sounded really really !@#$%^&* ...... But trust me.. I hate that real world where everyone has a mask on their face :O :O Makes me wanna give a stupid smile, talk in Hindi and say Saary Madam I not knows Ingliss and see if they will treat me the same way!! Internships I tell u... they drive u mad :D :D

Adhirath said...

@ Swordfish: Wow, internships, as it turns out, do make you go mad eh? i mean lissen to you swordfish...
maybe im wrong but i guess someone's had an ooverdose of fakeness for the day na? arre chill..dont let it get to your head....remember the epitomes of fakeness we have all around us in college...ignore them! :P

and well, sorry to correct you but in the dream life, the people would all be genuine! sounds gud NOW doesnt it?

Divya said...

Sigh... If only... Damn you :P my dream life would involve so much so much I tell you... Now I'm depressed I won't get it.. Go to hell :P

The Hoverer said...

hmm... interesting life style uve got there dude only one thing u missed out if ur going to be living in the country and in a penthouse in a sky scraper the only place i can think of u being in is mumbai and there u missed out the traffic so ur life actually going to be something like this

8:00 AM: Get up. Bed tea.
9:00 AM: Have a nice breakfast watching TV.
9:30 AM: Call your secretary to brief you of your plans for the day.
10:30 AM: Go for work where you know everyone will be on time!!
11:am stuck in traffic
11:45 AM: Start your work which involves no staring at the screen. Dictate a Thank you note on receiving the "Best Event Planner of the Year".
4:45 PM: Work done. Say bye to everyone on your way to the theater.
5:00 PM : stuck in traffic
6:00 PM: Give an awesome performance on stage for your current play which you wrote, directed and acted in.
7:00 PM: Get great comments from the audience and the critics. Smell the sweet fragrance of Adulation.
9: 00 PM: Go home to your penthouse in a skyscraper. Decide to give a new look to your house. So order new furniture.
10: 00 PM: Get ready for the party at friends place.
01:00 AM: Reach back feeling dead.
01:00 PM: Retire to your king sized bed. Thank god for the wonderful life. Pray tommorow is just the same. minus the traffic

All Night: Sleep tight!!

 
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