Saturday, March 01, 2008

Come Saturday

Saturdays were once a joyous occasion.........

It all started with one Saturday in 1980... (no point in hiding my age...it's out there on my profile and s even smsed saying "zee, i just saw your age on your blog profile and realised how old we all are"...a not so good mood followed...).....when I chose to make my entry by being born. What timing I tell you! The weekend's just started, the first few faces you see are in a good mood, no one's wearing office neckties and people can spend time cooing at your cute face cause no boss is waiting for them to show up!


During my growing up years, Joyous Saturdays took the form of days which started at noon (even if you woke up by 10 it was uncool to be out of bed before 12 lest people mistook you for a variety that don't value their sleep), it was spent far far away from books- it was a crime to touch your weekend homework before Sunday night- and it involved watching Mary Poppins on the VCR post some tracking of course cause it surely wasn't the first time I was seeing it you know!

Ok so for a short period of time in school, Saturdays did face a slight downside in popularity when my maths tutor decided that "Suchhurdays" was a better day to get cracking at those trig questions cause "all I needed was a little fresh mind". He soon learnt otherwise.....

Then worklife began and the importance of Saturdays increased manifolds! Friday evenings spent in a fury to avoid working over the weekend and the drive back home on Friday evenings demanded the window to be rolled down, music to be loud and phonecalls to plan the big day!

Saturdays spent watching VH1 Classics, showing songs you've grown up to, feeling depressed that your songs were now Classics and then getting your act together and going partying to feel young! The same old people, the same old jokes, the same old music, the same old clothes (for me)...net net a perfect evening!

Saturdays then turned into the one day when the boy couldn't give the I-live-too-far excuse to come see me!

And now, 27 years from that first joyous Saturday, here I am rotting in an office when the outside temperature is 30 degrees and the inside temperature is 50 degrees cause they don't want to switch on the air conditioning! And no boyfriend in town. And no dhinchak parties to go to. And no Mary Poppins DVD to entertain me when I get home. And the only song that's coming to my mind is that horrible Whigfield...Classic indeed!!

32 comments:

IR said...

" feeling depressed that your songs were now Classics and then getting your act together and going partying to feel young "--
best description i have read about growing old :-)

actually 27's not that old, go easy on urself

Anonymous said...

loojer - 1 no.s lie there. it couldnt hv been same old clothes... coz u wudn't fit into them :D
rt

APOO said...

Well, I was just about to comment on the lines of anon, but on the other end.

If it is the same old clothes, its a reason to be happy since you did not expand! =D Unless you were like me, who bought XXL size clothes when in 2nd grade knowing they would fit you a life-time (and Dad pays now, you will pay later, so buy all the clothes now!!)

nutty said...

well if its any consolation I'm also in ofc attempting to work but really reading your blog .. sigh!! everything else is quite like you describe it ... except the boy part (not in town or state or country or planet for that matter).. but that is the least of my worries really .. I'm dreading tomorrow when my Cairo offshore comes to work .. yes they work Sundays (!!) .. and look for my yet to be done work :((
sigh!

Adarsh said...

hmmmphhhh ..... ab jaa ke pata chala aapka age.... kitna detective log ko idhar-udhar bhej diye the pata karne ke liye .... hehehe

ab corporate life ke side effects hain.... kya kariyega.... :P

aur 27 hi to hai.... kaun sa budhapa aa gaya hai... aish kariye, khaiye, mauj kariye.... hehehe

Aroon said...

"And now, 27 years from that first joyous Saturday, here I am rotting in an office when the outside temperature is 30 degrees and the inside temperature is 50 degrees cause they don't want to switch on the air conditioning!"

What more could you expect from a place like Delhi, May the delhi bashing begin.. Juss kidding :)

Mystique said...

why?
just........why?

Still Searching said...

Damn, I miss those Friday evening drives home with Radio Mirchi playing and me calling you guys 20 times to ask if youv'e made a plan! Hehehe.. I love Saturdays now... Not been a single Saturday since I came here that I've worked (or ok, maybe one!).. makes up for the time I used to work Sats and Suns for months and months together!

nasia said...

saturdays.. hmmm.. :)
getting old is scary isnt it

JollyRoger said...

I long for the Sat offs, which my boss is rationing in view of the year end. Its a sob story.
And I echo the views of ir, couldnt have said it any better, if I had tried.

Chriz said...

i love saturdays.. no better day to comment about saturday than monday!

Zee said...

ir....3 yrs for u...i'll ask u then

rt....old clothes meant 1 month old not 20 yrs old!

apoo....not clothes from yrs ago...as in not much of a variety of clothes to choose from

nutty...that is terrible....sunday is the day of rest

adarsh...if only u had seen my profile earlier

aroon...aisa hai...delhi is the best place in the world...except in peak summers when the office refuses to put on the air conditioning!

mystique...is that a reaction to my blog???

searching....those were the best days of our lives! so much planning...so much masti....

nasia...at ur age, it shudn't be!

jolly...u're right...working weekends suck!

chriz...hahahahahaha!

Standbymind said...

Oh that mustt be bad...
and thinkin about all those gone days..
as they say..this too shal pass..
he he..

lemonade said...

if its any consolation..all the songs of your age happen to be my favorite songs..and i'm only 18! so don't worry..

S said...

Hey Thanks ..for visiting and commenting ....
Read some of your earlier posts...through Still Searching ... Must say ,with your sense of humour , you should stick around here .....
and not reach where I already am!

Anonymous said...

i meant 1 month old clothes too... u wudnt fit into them :D

lilfern said...

whigfield!!! and i thought you were way cooler than that :P

Chriz said...

after all these years , i was thinking that i was getting older.. now i am happy!

burf said...

is this zee in someway related to zee tv... looking at the weekend passion...?

Anshul said...

Zeeks dont see you living alone EVER!
my Saturdays is all about getting house back in order (now that I have successfully given up drinking for 14 days)
Sundays is all about hiking and boxing so very restful!

anN-series said...

I LOVE SATURDAYSSS...wen i saw my sister go to school..i asked my folks 'y dont u put me in school'..wen u got into school..i asked..'y DID u put me in a school..i only like saturdays and sundays'..during my short work stint- i was especially fond of 2 and 4th saturdays...

Zee said...

standby...errr...i think i want time to stop in terms of age

lemonade....no..still doesn't make me feel good

s...but i am getting there

lilfern...sigh...so did i...

chriz...one man's misery is another man's happiness

burf....what does ur name mean? ice???

shool...i never will

annn series....2nd and 4th sat??? were u by any chance working in the same company as i am??

nisha punjabi said...

lol!!! saturday shud be off in india tooo... in france its more like a four day week..guess we shud all move thr!
i just thought of another 'classic' by bon jovi....feeling like a monday but someday ill be saturday night :)..love it

Parul said...

are you working this succhurrday too?

i'm not :P yeyey

Anonymous said...

dont be sad...at least now u'll have mo's shoes to entertain u!!

Anurag said...

i remember...i used to WAIT for friday nights re...when i was a kid...n i used to be SO sad on sunday nights :o)

even in infosys, i used to so so so very look forward to fridays...because saturday was to follow :o)

ιℓℓυѕιση said...

hey it aint that bad....Next day is Sunday!!

CM-Chap said...

Ha Ha... The moment u started itself I know its gonna be abt ur 7 days wrkg... I'm glad I guessed ur intentions. Anyways I like the way u crib... True once in a while I endup in office on a saturday 1st thng I crib abt it A/C not ON... Blame it on cost cutting. Stupid people.

arpz said...

:-) aish! Im just 3 years younger than you??? does that make me old too?

boohooooo

Renovatio said...

I just read a post where a seventeen year old was talking about Pokemon and Captain Planet being classics. Anyone remember Tazos? :b

unforgiven said...

30's not so bad.
err, please say it isn't?


:|

Nabeel said...

i like Sundays more .. less traffic and beautiful if the weather is nice.