Thursday, March 13, 2008

Too much “shoe” sha!

Note: Post written last night (beanpole...last night, not yesterday night...wren and martin would be proud!)

I sit in office at 12:37am. Having worked 5 years, I have never done this late a night! Ok so a lot of you may feel I’m damn lucky and all but hey…I have a philosophy in life..that I come before my profession!

So what changed it today? Luck I guess…dirty, rotten, filthy luck!

It started with me waking up a whooping 20 mins past my usual waking time. That sent me into a fit! It meant 20 mins to get ready if I didn’t want to dish out 100 bucks for getting into work late (yup there’s a fine and all now)

Rushed to discover 3 pieces of news I could’ve done without…..that there’s no water to bathe with, that my mum decided to step on my only clip and that there’s no petrol in my car! But check out my optimism…I thought the day could still improve and did decide to make it to work!

Now the countdown kind of begun….9:30 is the time I need to reach office if I need to avoid the fine. There’s a 15 min walk before that from the parking to the office. So in my mad frenzy, I surprisingly reached a whooping 5 mins early to the parking- 9:10! Was I really doubting my luck? Ha!

And I began sprinting to office, decided I didn’t have the patience to wait for the pedestrian light to turn green so I should take the longer route to avoid wasting time…and what was with the gentleman in front of me giving me no space to walk and walking at a speed that would give a snail a complex???? “Overtake” said the devil inside me

That's when the leap happened, the space spotten where I could ease my foot between the building and the man and overtake the slow coach! The foot went forward, the shoe stretched and the string….broke!

I notice the shoe has been an integral part of my blog. Be it the time when the woman dug her heel in my injured toe or the wedding when the broken heel got stuck in the carpet and I went flying towards the bride’s mother....

The point being…here I was holding a broken shoe in my hand, my office building not even in site and the ultra clean streets of CP which I have spoken about earlier laughed at my despondency! So with shoes in hand, this executive dressed in an ironed office shirt and trousers, sporting her laptop, walked barefoot in the midst of a crowded road, everyone curiously staring wondering why anyone would step out of their shoes in the middle of all this muck!

The cobbler was happy with the popularity I brought him….what with all the guards and passerbys and all and sundry coming by to laugh at the poor girl who stood on one foot trying to maintain her balance.....Thanking him profusely, I began my walk as gracefully as I could back to my office in my newly mended shoe only to find the miracle worker had dug a nail too many to make the walk a rather painful 5 mins!

If the morning started as such, take a guess on how the day went cause at midnight, the last thing I want to do is get into details no one wants to read. And let me clarify, the reason I'm writing this post and not working is because my colleague is jazzing up the presentation which was meant for day after but has now been preponed to tomorrow!!!

28 comments:

Still Searching said...

F***ing hell!!! I'd like DIE if I had such a bad day! Moral of story - dont sleep so late in the nights!!

APOO said...

100 bucks fine? So do they pay you 100 bucks extra if you come on time and sit late? If not, sue them! You have a very strong case!

nutty said...

They fine you for coming in late??!!! I agree with Apoo ... do they pay you overtime when you're at work till midnight?!

eeessh!! They're worse than Infosys*! (and thats saying A LOT coming from me)!!

O u poor gurl!!

By the way -- so many shoe catastrophes.. I think you need to do some serious shopping babes!! you get new shoes! yaay!

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Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

He he he :) . . Aisa tere sath hi kyu hota hai?

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

He he he :) . . Aisa tere sath hi kyu hota hai?

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

He he he :) . . Aisa tere sath hi kyu hota hai?

Anshul said...

buy better shoes

IR said...

fine for late comers ,is very funny , almost like a convent :-)also buy new shoes,
and relax

ιℓℓυѕιση said...

If they "fine" you for coming late...they shld pay u more for even half n hr of extra time!!

shoe shoppin this weekend !! :)

Adarsh said...

bad day.... very bad day.
koi nahin... at least new future mein din acche jayenge 'coz aur kitna bura ho sakta hai .... hehe

Candid Confessions said...

Those bad days are bbaddd! I have had those and they give me a nervous breakdown! And does Murphy's Laws hold right? Hell yes!!

Anurag said...

ha ha ha ha
dont mind...but visualizing the whole of morning is making me laugh :D

n working late for first time...aur maza aaya sunke :D

Cool said...

:) Fine for coming in late.... i thot that was followed in lala companies and till now i had other impression of ur company....

JollyRoger said...

Fine for late coming???!!! The other income of my company would bloat if they hear of this.

But its one of those dark days, hope you never have another.

Pri said...

uh oh! :-/

CM-Chap said...

100 bucks for comg late? oops... I will call it a day in that office the next day....

ARpz said...

welcome to the corporate world Oh pretty damsel!

Anonymous said...

y o y o y o y o y the harry potter page???????????????????????????????????
aye

Dang Baby said...

FINE!!! Wow..
Shoe em away... ;-)

unforgiven said...

I have to applaud you.
Working at a company anal enough to 'charge' it's employees for coming late?

I'd have resigned after the first three hundred bucks, or three days, same thing.

beanpole said...

last night and all..too much. when can we expect a note on the escapedes in bangalore?

Nithya N said...

that seems like one hell of a day!!!

Anonymous said...

...the presentation which was meant for day after but has now been "preponed" to tomorrow!!!
- you mean "advanced" ?!?!
On a more serious note - 100 bucks each time you're late? Seriously ?! Gosh ! That sucks

Zee said...

still...lesson learnt...now i sleep at the drop of a hat

apoo....will u be my lawyer?

nutty....no they don't :(

rahul...you tell me!

anshul...lend me money for it

ir...i am on my last leg of shoes

ilusion....the weekend never came

adarsh....sigh....little did u know...

candid...murphy who??

anurag...wait till u get there

cool....as lala as it gets

jolly...the darkness never recedes

pri...very apt!

cm....so shud i no?

arpz...so where have i been all these years?

aye...why not???

dang....shoed

unforgiven...it is unforgiveable!

beanpole...coming soon!

nithya...mildly put!

anonymous....and you are???

Fuzzy, the Ducky said...

Thanks. For the record .. your first line filled me with pride. Your last line took it all away. Anon (whoever) caught you! :)

But hey, I agree with almost everyone on your page. What a sucky system. You know what you should have asked the cobbler to dig in the nail extra deep and handed that to your fine department .. "keep the change" ;)

Solitaire said...

Oh god! My sympathies. I have had such miserable days too!

nasia said...

Wear flats.. the comfortable ones with centre strap and everything.. and dont bother if they go well with the rest of ur attire..:) thats wat i do..

amooma said...

u poor thing. this keeps happening, doesnt it?