Saturday, July 22, 2006

Yeh number maujood..

I applied for a corporate connection a 10 days ago and after a lot of bullying and shouting and threatening, our connections finally started working last week. But the few days I spent without a mobile connection seemed the worst of my life.. and I started wondering, considering how much time we spend on the phone, do we really connect with anyone we talk to?
As part of my sales shadow stint, I've seen colleagues spend a good chunk of time travelling and talking on their phone.. arguing, joking, commiserating, losing their tempers and, thanks to the police, paying out fines for their trouble. And I can't seem to resist messaging when I have time and calling for something which could have easily waited.. So when I come across this line from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it clicks instantly - "Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating".
That also reminds me that I haven't seen any movie since Superman Returns.. and Pirates is in theatres right now.. Excuse me, I need to call and friend to fix a plan for watching it..

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Wishing and Hoping

This is the hardest post I've ever had to write.. so much had happened since I left Shillong that it seems almost odd to try and concise it to a single post.. Had got so used to just loggin on and posting whenever the urge took me.. I'm right now at a Reliance Webworld at Forum Mall, Bangalore. The people here screwed up with myaccount so am busy enjoying free net access while the sort it out.. I like the customer care here ;)
Well, started my new job.. Met some really awesome managers at the top of my organisation and at the risk of sound fatous - they rock.. SO much knowledge, wisdom, drive and creativity.. Wish that I coudl be even half as good as them.. My Mktg Director told me to just soak up all the knowledge possible right now and am going to do just that. Hub Office Training finished in 3 days and 2 of our number were shipped off to Mumbai and Gurgaon.. I was told that I was marketing and therefore posted here in Bangalore.. the househunting started.. after 3 more days of Regional Office training, another of our number left for Hyderabad.. and last night after our sales shadow stint started, we got disbanded more to assorted hotels and guesthouses.. Now its just my roomie and me. My roomie is a doll and I really look forward to sharing with her.. Here's hoping she doesnt get too fed up of me.. We are moving into a 2BHK in Devasandra tonight and with the usual confusion (about bank accounts and ready cash), hoping things go smoothly.. Also get to swipe some of my brother's stuff lying here so we should have a TV at least which is a big thing..
What else? My feet still hurt from the sales stint yesterday and am currently hunting for flats..

Friday, July 07, 2006

A New Era Dawns

There's some sort of saying about the best laid plans of mice and men.. but since I got about 15 minutes before my time is up..
Had planned to blog from Delhi then from B'lore but got caught up in life.. Left Shillong on 26th June and landed straight into the heat that masquerades as Delhi.. a rat in the house, no fan in my room, no broadband and a phone that didn't work seemed like the worst of omens.. But when we landed in Bangalore last Friday with 23 degrees and a lovely guesthouse, things started looking up. Met up with some friends too and started work this Monday after about 6 months of vacationing..
Phew! We are training till next week and since yours truly is posted in Hub Office, must start apartment hunting too.. the good news is that am doing shadow stints till October so no responsibilities yet! The bad news is that I don't have a local connection.. More news later when the muse comes around..