getting there

Work entails tunneling into secure servers and for the most part requires that after launching a particular run; we just sit there staring at the screen. All outside communication’s cut off and truly there’s not much else to do except well, twiddle thumbs, doodle, re-arrange the desk, drink coffee, hunt for snacks in the kitchen, file nails, visit random colleagues among other things. Basically, indulge in the various ways of wasting time before the internet came along.

We crib.
We don’t like it. The internet’s hands down still the best on the list.

This morning:

The PYT at work walks over cursing loudly: “Rads, I am so bored. The server’s taking a longer time than usual.” 

Me: “ML was looking for you this morning, maybe you should hop over and bring back more of her Chinese goodies?” 

PYT mourns: “Oh right, I missed all those. Can’t eat any yet. The medicine’s making me throw up.”

Me: “Ah well, that doesn’t mean you can’t go get me some?” 

PYT: “Haha, sure Rads, will do. What you doing btw?”

Me: “Writing a random short story.”

PYT: “Oh, like on Word? Oh yeah! We can open and do stuff on our own computer right? Wow, so this is what you do, when you tunneled in?”

Me: “Yea!”

PYT: “Brilliant idea Rads. Just as well use our time right? Why didn’t I think of it?” 

Me: “er, coz it’s brilliant?”

***

 All hail the new wise-cracking bully in town.

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12 thoughts on “getting there

  1. Hi,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘tunneling thru’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run http://www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

    Cheers,
    Ray

  2. buddy: :)

    Ray: That’s very nice of you to say. Thank you. Will surely look into it, though I have reservations on the whole “ardent” fan business. It’s just writing after all.. :)

  3. Boy that would be boring without the internet. I had to spend 1 full week in India without Internet and I went nuts, as I was getting too many dineshism messages for Twitter, but unable to type them!

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