Monday, February 27, 2006

Reputation

You know you're creating a name for yourself when,

At work:
  • You are always the first to place the order for the evening snack.
  • The peon knows this and gives your order pride of place on the list.
  • The juniors in the office call out to you whenever there are left over snacks.
  • The other Engineers switch to your brand of cream biscuits -- *talk about taste.*
  • The store around the corner stocks a particular brand of cream biscuits just for you.
  • Your colleagues use you instead of the "Spelling and Grammar tool" -- *for their emails.*
  • The watchman is surprised to see you leave early.
  • The watchman is surprised to see you arrive early.
  • Your colleagues start copying your excuses for arriving late.
  • You're busy at work and still end up as the first person being signed up for the day's game of cricket.

At home:

  • You go home after a tiring week to find the following menu for Sunday lunch -- Potato sambaar, Potato poriyal, Potato kurma, Potato chips and Sweet potato for dessert, and you have no complaints at all.
  • In the middle of the Sunday noon movie, there's an ad for a particular brand of cream biscuits on TV, and the kid next door, who's just dropped by, looks at you and smirks.
  • The sister curses you on finding the biscuit box empty on Monday morning.
  • Dad always has a clean pair of socks to spare as you rummage through your cup-board for your own on Monday morning.
  • You ask for the auto to come by at 8 AM sharp and he always, always reports at 8.15 AM, just as you shove that left foot into the shoe and are about to leave.

In general,

  • Old friends are reminded of your blog -- instead of you -- whenever you meet them.
  • Old friends remind you gently when a post is due or when they're bored.
  • Old friends can recognise your comments even when you comment anonymously -- *this is bad; must devise alternative style for comments and drop the obsessive, compulsive double dashes.*
  • You post two posts in a day and then none for a month.
  • This and the guy in it remind you of somebody you're very familiar with.

10 comments:

Kripa Shankar said...
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Kripa Shankar said...

ok...so what brand of cream biscuits are u so fanatical about?
lemme take a guess:
Britannia Jim-Jam.
But I donot see ads of any cream biscuits on TV these days...Are you taking about our Sharukh-ki-biscuit Sunfeast or something??

Ok...and w.r.t "You post two posts in a day and then none for a month."...i was laughing at myself...i put "3 in a day" after "none for a year"...beat that..
psst..but i changed the date of the posts so that people don't see the wierdness..hehe

Karthik said...

Cream biscuits !!! Gosh !! I wud modify it and write --

1) when u'r PL decides to call you over for a fag

2) when all the best office rumours reach u first

3) when ur PM calls u over a "small" treat at a reputed 5 star hotel where u wud normally struggle to enter !!

And the best part is -

When dad and mom find out that u'r shirt pocket always stinks of smoke, and decide to confront u at 12.00 in the night !!! :( :(

harry said...

nice musings..... socks part..well, i can relate to that..moi belongs to that category..

consumerdemon said...

kripa - psst. your insanity is showing. what is the point of changing the dates if you are going to tell everone about it?

blogger sucks. i cannot see my blog at all.

consumerdemon said...

and, a girl was asked to imitate somebody here and we were supposed to guess and she just said "I am so bored" and everybody shouted out meera!. not at all nice.

Manish Chauhan said...

hehehe

And when your boss thinks that you are actually threatening to take his place !!

Anonymous said...

the pic on the side... creates this v funny feeling - U can scroll the text up while the pic stays ... Its kinda like U want the pic to move up and refuses!

musafir said...

@kripa shankar: :) - yeah I noticed the dates on your posts. Now why would you do that? Considering the people who check your blog know that you've not posted for quite a while now! Anyway, the ad was for some stupid brand of biscuits which I don't remember now, but the kid shot me a look because both of us share this craving for cream biscuits :D

@karthik: Ahem, now why am I not surprised?

And you got caught? What happened after that? Would love to hear your explanation ;)

@harry: Join the club! And what's more irritating about the 'socks' thingie is how my Dad waits for me to give up before he makes his 'offer', point being he could have done it earlier and saved me some time!

@consumer demon: Yeah, I noticed -- funny, thought you'd taken your blog off the net.

LOL at the imitation -- now that is what I call a reputation :)

@manish chauhan: Yeah, that too, but sometimes the boss is not worth overthrowing ;)

@anon.: That's the general idea -- I've made the template such that the picture stays fixed while the text in the side bar scrolls, I like it that way. Tell me if you notice any other issues.

Anonymous said...

It was NOT meant to be an issue! Jus my feeling and thought on it!
It does feel funny!