Wednesday, August 11, 2010

random things

R and I joined the organization together. We met during induction and we hit it off from there. By the second day of induction, we became fast friends and we have remained so. I remember his shock and surprise when  my hand went up to the HR's call of people with above 5 yrs of experience. I told him, it is my 6th company whereas it was his 2nd. He dropped me to the auto-stand, all the while trying to get my age with questions about the year i passed out 10th, what is my total years of experience, and if i started working right after finishing studies etc? i told him i know what he trying to do, but played a woman to the hilt and did not tell my age.

Now, he knows my age. We catch up once in a while post-lunch and walk together. He told me he is quitting. R, i am going to miss you and that is why, this post is for you. We say we will keep in touch, but i know it is never the same. One of my ex-colleague and i work in the same IT park together. We were so excited to be working in the same campus (different companies) that we met up or lunch the first month i joined. After that, we have never met up. And it's been one and a half years now. Most of my team mates have also left. For a change, i am sitting back and watching. All this while, i've always been the one who left before the others did. :-)
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From the office bus, i saw a beggar at a traffic signal carrying an infant and an empty bottle of milk. Something tells me the infant is not her child. Any mother, no matter how poor wouldn't display the empty feeding bottle to beg. She would feed the baby with her own milk. She would do something. i don't know. i am disturbed by that sight.
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There was one scene in the movie, Paa. It was just about a minute or so. Vidya Balan as a doctor advises a couple in their 30s not to delay in having kids. Somehow it hit me hard. Looked like she was advising me and S. i am not confident that we are leaving a better world for the kids. hmph!

Sis is coming next month with my 7 month old nephew and 3 yr old niece. Let's see if they inspire.
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11 comments:

Shobana Jayaraman (Srikumar) said...

Bidding adieu is a difficult thing. You are doing it beautifully! :) Ready to welcome new relationships like that of a mother and child! I wish you all the best sweety! :)

Meenakshy said...

hehehe... in reality Vidya herself is in her 30s and doesnt seem to be having children for some more time..
this begging business needs a serious ban.. they just play with our emotions.. its frustrating to a level that i feel like snatching the child and run away.. anyways everybody goes through what they have to
and yes.. enjoy being sisters and massi :)

claytonia vices said...

You know, I saw this comedy movie based on this premise: The world is facing a huge crisis because the dumb people keep breeding and fill up the planet with their offspring while the intelligent ones die away while still analysing if they are ready to have kids or not. So the whole world has broken down as there is no one intelligent enough to run anything!

I realise this is actually coming true!!

Arunima said...

lol@chaitanya.

Anant Singh said...

Nostalgia...musings about children...you have started sounding really old :P

p.s. the child was definitely not hers...babies are used by female beggars who are not physically disfigured and are often passed from girl to girl when they change shifts...the real mothers get a cut for renting out their babies...sad but true

@claytonia...that movie is called Idiocracy and it strengthened my resolve to have lots of babies...when the right time comes, when we're financially secure, when the future looks good, etc., etc.

AmitL said...

ohh..How did R finally get to know your age, I wonder?I'm sure yo u didn't tell him..:)haha.
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nice to read about 'inspirations'..:)wishing you good luck.:)

Tys on Ice said...

the baby begging part was depressing...see it whenever we go there...even while knowing that its a scam, we pay..hopefully the child will not go hungry..

thing abt bcoming a parent is that every child somehow brings out the same emotion...it kind of opens u to a new kind of emotion...unconditional strong emotion...painful, yet sweet...kind of a pang...its something i have not felt untill now..

kirti said...

You are so right there about catching up with old friends.Once one of them moves away ,it gets difficult to find time to meet up.
Begging on Indian streets is really a big put off. I always wonder why are there so many people in India with such low esteem so as to beg rather than work.
Although a mother struggling with a 3 year old and an infant can hardly be an inspiration ,nonethe less, wishing you all the best ! :P

Jon said...

My first time here...

Isnt bidding adieu ('atttrition in corporate terms') a common sight now. Even since the industry picked itself up?
We really don't mean that when we say the phrase 'keep in touch'

We are too busy and tied up for that aren't we?
I guess it's best when we let office relationships die in offices!!

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What if she didn't have enough milk in her!
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Don't tell me about Paa... One of the worst piece of movie i ever saw

austere said...

Life goes on.
So when do we get the "good news"?

Rohit Sharma said...

Am sure R will miss you too.