Thursday, May 30, 2013

577. Lessons from a daughter

When you have a toddler at home, you learn lot of things from them.

I have a one year old daughter at home.

My wife and I learn a lot from her everyday.

This post has some of those details.

1. The Horror film experience!

When you suddenly see your daughter holding a vicks bottle. The cap in one hand and the bottle in the other. As you frantically run towards her to retrieve the bottle, you realize that she has already licked some vicks and instead of crying; is laughing at you. The climax is when you pick her up, she applies some vicks on your eyes. Finally we have a smiling daughter and a father who is cooling his eyes with coconut oil.

2. The missing daughter

One day, my daughter suddenly went missing. We searched for her all around the house My wife started crying and I went to a numb state. She was not to be seen for more than 15 minutes. We searched for her every where. Then we heard a sneezing sound coming from the dirt bag; and there she was lying inside the dirt-clothes bag and chewing on a pavaada naadaa. Now she has a kolusu on her legs.

3. The biter

You have to keep your eyes open especially when your daughter is teething. She will bite me anytime. The teeth are very sharp and when she bites me , tears will well up in my eyes; but all those tear filled eyes will soon turn to smile filled eyes when I see that innocent face smiling at me.

4. My movie partner.

I watch movies late at night. Sitting on my bean bag, sipping on hot lemon tea and watching a movie of my choice is one hobby of mine. I usually watch movies alone. But now I have a movie partner. My daughter watches movies with me. Last weekend, we watched the exorcism of emily rose.
Result : A laughing daughter and a frightened father.

5. The jumper

My daugher is a daredevil. She crawls on the bed and she knows no fear. She just leaps from the bed. Now we have cushions on the floor surrounding the bed. Still she just takes off and leaps from the bed.

6. The reader

When I read a book, she also needs a book. When I am on the computer, I give her a computer too.
I do not know what she reads; but as long as I read the book, she will also hold her book and read something in her baby language.

7. Musician at home

Anya has great love for congos. When I play the guitar, she starts playing the congos. She has got amazing rhythm sense.

I am learning a lot from my daughter. Her mother is her first love. I am her second love.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

576. OfficeTeam Lunch

If you are working in an IT firm you will relate to this post easily.

Office Team Lunches happen once in a while in many firms. Birthdays, Wedding anniversaries, team celebrations are some of the reasons for people gathering for team lunches. The team leader will usually call for the team lunch. A mail will be circulated among the team members that on a certain day in that week the team will go for a team lunch.

Note : Team lunches never happen on non-working days.

The team lunch is of three types.

1) Aappu for company.

The lunch is sponsored by the company. The Team leader will have the money in his hand and he will organize the team lunch. No one in the team will know the exact budget behind the lunch. The team members will only know that they are gonna have a good time. They will eat and come back. They will not bother about how much was spent on the team lunch. The team leader will steal a lump sum of money if he is corrupt.

2) Aappu for a single person.

This is the "maamaa tousar keenjuchu" kinda team lunches. The entire team will find an "Adimai" who will give them a treat. The reasons for the treat is immaterial for the team members as long as they have a good lunch. Everyone in the team will exactly know how much is spent. Care is taken by each member to clean the wallet of the Adimai who gives the treat. Everyone will pose along with the Adimai and take lot of photos and they will publish the photos on their facebook walls. This is done to make the Adimai feel important. If two top figures pose with the adimai, he will usually forget the bill amount. 

Note : The Adimai is usually a Guy.

3) Mutual Aappu for the entire team.

Everyone shares their money for the team lunch. If it is a buffet, the team members will exactly know the amount that each one of them need to shell out from their pockets.

The real problem happens when there is no buffet. Everyone will order less; but will make sure that they eat more than the others. There will be few people who will always eat that extra chicken lollypop starters and will have a sense of satisfaction that they have eaten more.( A note to such people: You will only shit a little more than others. Don't take pride in that). Finally when the bill arrives, some one will pull out the calculator and will divide the money so that everyone can share. Now everyone will pull out Hundred rupee notes and five hundred rupee notes and no one will have the exact change. Finally one person will pay for two or three people and this person will have to run behind the other three people for months to get back his money.

The following two pictures will tell you how people usually sit during team lunches.

1)The boys will sit on one table
2)The girls will sit on another table.

If a guy sits in a table full of girls, then he is the Adimai.

Note: The picture is used with permission from my sister. So personal offensive comments about the people in the picture can be avoided. I am very strict, you see.

1) Aappu - Punishment
2) maamaa tousar keenjuchu - Murder
3) Adimai - Slave

- Chronicwriter

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

575. Sreesanth is innocent

Everyone is blaming Sreesanth for spot fixing. Those who copy in exams, those who do not follow rules, those who cheat, lie and do all sorts of nonsense have finally got their scapegoat. This time it is Sreesanth. Yes we will talk about this issue like how we talked about Cronje , Azhar and Jadeja  and after sometime we will find some other thing to talk about. Life moves on. As Sreesanth is the hot topic, let us see the different reactions various people might have because of this issue.