Sunday, June 10, 2007

On Debates And Others...

One of the things am enjoying quite a lot nowadays is the 'fun' hours spanning from 8 - 10 a.m at office. Fun because its the time when hot headed Mr.T isn't there mouthing his discontent on how the office is running and blaming every XYZ for it. So we (a group of three) take it upon ourselves to enjoy as much as we can before he comes. We blah blah and yes... we blah blah a lil more debating on various things (mostly marriage).

I was kind of surprised to learn Mr.P is expecting dowry. Not shocked, coz Kerala is still not completely devoid of the dowry system. It's so sad that hardly anyone reports such matters to the higher authorities. I was threatening Mr.P that in case he got married to some girl in exchange of big fat money, I would definitely complain even if the girl didn't!! But no, Mr.P already has plans what to do with his future wife's money! He isn't expecting much... just 9 lakhs and some gold...

So we (his sisters) decided that each day we will try advising him.. make him understand how wrong it is to take money, that you should accept a girl seeing her character and not coz of her money. He has refused to budge till now. He is still dreaming about sleeping in between stacks of money...

The fun hours also include 'samosa' time. Its the time when each of us take turns to buy samosas, bondas etc. etc. and stuff ourselves before Mr.T comes. Dunno why, but no one is interested in sharing food with Mr.T either. So we eat n yap, eat n yap... and you know what.

It feels good to know someone is interested in your views, thoughts, and how u feel about stuff. I can go talking endlessly to these two people on any matter and I can be rest assured they are listening to me. There are very few people who actually do that. I have met people who go on and on about their life and forget to ask me about how my life is going. Not that I mind. I am much more of a listener than a talker. But it does feel good to blurt out once in a while. To a listening ear, of course!

I have kept a bad news to the very last... Mr.D is leaving! :-( The place is going to be extremely dull without the jolly guy who dances to Hritik Roshan's tunes and who always keeps us in splits with his never ending stock of jokes and riddles. The 58 year old (age mentioned to avoid misunderstandings!! ;)) is going to shift to the Adliya branch soon and we are all thinking of protesting that move. Will miss you Mr.D... my office and blog space is going to be uncomfortably empty without you...