Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kosu Tholla...

Four days of rest and relaxation at home (not to mention made-by-Amma food) is a bane. No, I haven’t become any fatter (in fact, becoming a little plumper would make me extremely happy). It is a bane because at the end of four days, I have got to return to this city which is very similar in climate to Coimbatore, but horrible in terms of water, food and most importantly traffic. But return I did and stuck I got at work. And it does not help that I have a teamie who can’t see through a prank and escalate it to all managers (yes, I have multiple managers… sob, sob). It is certainly not easy for a small (read: shummall) girl to handle all this. I just turned 24 for crying out loud.

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, life bowls yet another one of its bouncers (IPL effect, you see) and says I will have attend a training from 10am to 7pm everyday for two weeks and then do the support activities from 7pm to 10pm. WTF!!! And any training is bound to put you to sleep. Don’t you lie to me that you have always been awake during any training you have attended! No? Not even during the post-lunch sessions? Then you are either a compulsive liar or an alien. Now is a post-lunch session and I am terribly sleepy.

I haven’t read a book in months, I haven’t read the newspaper in 3 days now and I don’t have time for anything besides work. It sounds nothing like me. I have always been the person that gives more importance to personal life than work. My priorities were and are and will be this way for the rest of my life. But I have to go through this for the next couple of weeks and I will have to put up with. There might not be further updates in this space until May. I hate me for quarantining myself from the outside world. I hate this job. I hate my work. I hate myself now!

My teamie (who I disgustedly call “kosu”) is getting on my nerves and is hell-bent on getting everything from high priority issues to pranks I play to his digestive disorders escalated to equally incompetent managers (when have we ever accepted that managers are competent?). He manages to piss me off and irritate me and make me want to pull the hair out of my head – ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Now I understand why Goundamani said his infamous dialogue “Indha kosu thollai thaanga mudila da Narayana… Marundhu adichu kollungada idha” – the same dialogue that I have been using for quite some time now and had mentioned the English translation in my previous post. As I am writing this now, kosu is showing off in front of everyone how resourceful he is by running up 4 floors to get different color markers for our trainer. Hold on a sec… that is the job of the Admin/House-keeping department staff.

Before exiting the door, he asked, “Do you need anything else?”

I couldn’t stop myself from saying, “Some coffee, perhaps?” And everyone (including the trainer) burst out laughing.

What pleasure he gets out of asking questions that in our domain are as dumb as, “How is 1+1 2 and not 11?” (The same dumb question multiple times and still not understand…) beats me! I have heard God helps those who help themselves. That explains my need for all the Tortoise/Mortein/Good Night/All Out. Hayyo Hayyo!!!


  1. Happa, now tat u hv pored out, u must be feelin lighter...

  2. Life is a beach :)
    vent all your frustrations out on the blog and be happy :)

    My lame generic advice: Hang in there, this too shall pass

    Good luck...

  3. you didn't say what was the prank you played on him.

  4. @Chan
    Yeah, seriously! I feel so much better now.

    @Not Specified
    Hope so too, my friend...

    I called him and said I wasn't coming to office and told him specifically NOT to tell anyone. He called 3 managers and told them that I am on leave! :(

  5. Indha varushame BP tablets pottuka aarambichuduvel polaruke ... pora rate a paarthaa, that kosu will make you go mad and you running on the street is certainly on the cards. :)

  6. @Satish
    Indha kosu ellam onnume illa. Naangellam erumai maataye katti meichavanga (previous proj ;) )... This piece-ku just oru All Out porum!

  7. Im trying to visualize that "kosu"!!!
    “Some coffee, perhaps?”...hahaha....what was his reaction when said this?????

  8. @VJ
    He was like a GEM (normally GEM stands for Ginger Eaten Monkey - the rough translation of Inji thinna korangu! But in his case, it was Ginger Eaten Mosquito - Inji thinna kosu!)

  9. hehehe..."GEM"...hehehe!!!!does he know that you blog btw??? keep him away, else kosu might take mahavatar!!!!

  10. @VJ
    He knows about my blog and knows I write about him. But I simply don't care.:P

  11. //I called him and said I wasn't coming to office and told him specifically NOT to tell anyone. He called 3 managers and told them that I am on leave! :(//

    Ha... ha...! Interesting & Funny!!

  12. po da lusu veit mudam venapona thandam

  13. nice blog. slightly parochial, but then so am i :D

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