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Thought for the day

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

You can never be a salesman until you accept routine failure as a part of the job description

– Me

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Thought for the day

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Sometimes you are the pigeon, sometimes you are the statue.

Dazed and confused

January 9, 2014 3 comments

Just one of those days when the whole world seems to conspire to get at you. You know that feeling, don’t know – nothing works out, and every new moment, every person you meet only piles up stuff on your already weary shoulders.

And on top of that, I am trying to control my sodium intake – so I cannot turn to any comfort food, either. Going out for a walk is ruled out – it’s freezing outside. And I already spy someone walking towards me with a piece of paper in hand, and a frown on the face.

Too many people to punch, too little time.

 

The Sword Of Damocles

November 6, 2013 Leave a comment

“The sword of Damocles” is an anecdote/parable that entered Greek culture around 2.5 millenia ago, sometime in the early BCE period. It’s an easy one to summarize:

Damocles was a courtier during the reign of Dionysus II. Once, he attempted to flatter the king by referring to the power & authority that Dionysus commanded. Dionysus immediately offered to trade places with Damocles for a while, and Damocles agreed.

However, Dionysus also arranged for a sword to be hung (by a single hair of a horse’s tail) above Damocles’s head – to represent the peril and anxiety that he was constantly under.

Damocles begged Dionysus to be relieved of his kingly duties, for he no longer wished to be so fortunate.

So tell me, dear Reader – what would you do in Damocles’s place? Give up immediately and retreat back to a position of safety, or enjoy the comforts/power for a while and then step back?

Or would you ride your luck to see just how far would it take you?

Thought for the day

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The beatings will continue until the morale improves

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Comfortably Numb

May 29, 2013 Leave a comment

The last few weeks have been terribly hectic for me. There’s some new short-term work that’s being performed and unfortunately, the folks working on it are “not quite qualified” (in the interest of maintaining a “G” rating for this blog). While the team plods away towards God knows where, I have to stand in the line of fire facing the customer.

But while eating flak for the incompetence of others might seem unfair, that’s all right – it’s part of the job that I voluntarily signed up for.¬†And in times like these, nothing cheers you up better than some good, relaxing music.

Usually in such cases Black Sabbath is my #1 choice, but today I was in a different mindset altogether. A quick browse through my mp3 player, and I turned on “The Wall”, skipped a few tracks, and closed my eyes.

Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working
Good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on, It’s time to go

I… Have become comfortably numb

Thought for the day

November 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Wise people learn from experience.

Wiser people learn from other people’s experiences.