I completely refrain from commenting on my workplace matters on this space but in the last fortnight have been absolutely bombarded from friends asking how I felt at the corporate governance scandal at Satyam. When I tell them that I felt bad, some of friends feel quite disappointed. “You mean you are just feeling bad? You must be quite devastated, buddy”, some of them suggest helpfully. Others probe even further.
How does wife feel?
And how about in-laws?
They are calm?
What does your brother say? Is his company hiring?
I have not asked him and he has not told me.
And what are you doing about it?
Haven’t thought about it. Just came back from work.
Work? You mean you still have, mmmmm………..
At this point I cut them off. Can I call you later? I am rushing to a party.
Party? You have to hear the shock from the other side. As if gangrene has been discovered in my limbs and I am shaking a leg in party instead of wailing in pain inside an ICU.
I see the possibility of Sholay inspired dialogue sequence on this episode. This goes to all my friends.
Arre O Samba?
Kitne Aadmi the?
Teen, kewal teen?
Woh Teen aur tum tirpan hazaar! Woh teen aur tum tirpan hazaar?!
Sharm aani chahiye.
Kitna Inam rakhe hain sarkar
Saat Hajaar Karore.
Saat Hajaar Karore?
Woh teen aur tum tirpan hazaar.Fir bhi kha gaye. Poora ka poora.
Ha. Ha. Ha.Ha.Ha
(And the Sardar drops dead in anguished laughter. Compounded by his worthlessness and despair in only a pachis hajaar bounty on his head. R.I.P.)
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