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Corporate Weirdos - Part 6

Yes, I'm doing this series after a long time. But, today I'm not gonna talk about 'weirdos' in the strict sense of the term. This is a practical problem faced by all organizations (well, almost all)...It is the lack of support from the 'support' teams in the firm....Many, have written humorous and not so humorous accounts of difficulties faced from HR, Network team, Finance Desk and Travel Desk...

I have been subject to very rude treatment from my support teams the past two days, despite me trying to pamper their egos infinitely...and that made me wonder why? My answer lies here:

1. Under paid and over worked: Most often they compare salaries with people in the line functions and feel that they are being under paid and over worked...The feeling that they are doing a thankless job adds to their frustrations...The end result is they never lose a chance to test the patience of the 'better-offs'...

2. Lack of training: While these teams are busy organising and…

Wild Wayanad...

..that's where I was, two weeks back. And I was thoroughly smitten...Atleast if there is a heaven, I'd pretty much like it to be as pristine and wild (oxymoronic???) as Wayanad...I have never been to any other place where I could see deers on the roadside ... It was rainy season and the 'wise' elders realised that warnings of danger are not gonna make us change plans. They then resorted to teasing about "oh, you guys going for monsoon tourism , eh?" (the hidden innuendos of 'water kindling fire' very much in place) ...

We ofcourse ended up missing the 'Meenmutty Falls' and the 'Chembra Peak'...But there was still plenty to see around...and actually relax...the air I'm sure had more oxygen content or whatever ingredient that makes a human being happy...

Unlike the upteen school excursions to Thekkady, where one is lucky to see atleast an elephant, we actually saw wild boars, elephants, peacocks and even a wild hen....

The only grouch m…

Life's Like That - 7

Lady and hubby in a scenic locale - a hill top with waterfall gurgling near by surrounded by evergreen forests....

Both quietly enjoying the feeling of being one with nature...

Suddenly lady says "I can't tell you how happy and contented I feel now...Seems like I can hear the heart beat of Mother Nature ...Maybe in my last janam I must have been a great sanyasi ..."

Hubby turns around, takes a good sharp look at lady and after a pregnant pause wisely responds "...or maybe a monkey !!!"

P.S. We were in Wayanad last weekend....Details of trip and snaps in the next post.