Ugly Boss

Lately he (the big boss) has been making life difficult on everyone. As far as I know, the only problem I see is him. Remove him from our work equation, and viola! You’ll see productivity.

There was this rumors that he’s planning to put CCTV in our workplaces (the one you see in the supermarket and banks, where the manager is constantly peeking if customer are picking anything from the rack without paying). That time I thought it was an exaggeration of his malevolence but now this has become a reality for us. I constantly see my colleagues breaking down into tears because he is such an ass. Next time I see him, I’ll let him know he is an ass, big one.

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Case of two Cows

Today i feel quite up, so i though i'll share this rather interesting article shared by one of my colleagues.

1. SOCIALISM:
You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.

2. COMMUNISM:
You have 2 cows, the Government takes both and gives you some milk.

3. FASCISM:
You have 2 cows, the Government takes both and sells you some milk.

4. NAZISM:
You have 2 cows. The Government takes both and shoots you.

5. BUREAUCRATISM:
You have 2 cows; the Government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away...

6. TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM:
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

7. AN AMERICAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow dropped dead.

8. A FRENCH CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.

9. A JAPANESE CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called Cowkimon and market them World-Wide.

10. A GERMAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You reengineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

11. AN ITALIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.

12. A RUSSIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

13. A SWISS CORPORATION:
You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.

14. A CHINESE CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.

15. AN INDIAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You worship them.

16. A BRITISH CORPORATION:
You have two cows. Both are mad.

17. A KENYAN CORPORATION:
You have two cows. You eat both.

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online course

These days, I’m doing an online course with my university on Governance and Political Science. Apparently the course is designed for those who don’t have much know-how about the subject.

This week we are suppose to discuss the first case. I download two reference materials from the site and tried reading them this weekend. They are so boring and I can’t really understand what the two authors are trying to say as they are drawing up somany references and hardly saying anything about them. I ended up reading the same pages over and over again without realizing I’ve already read them. I’ve even slept twice though the reading despite my skipping the lunch. So you can comprehend how boring it is.

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12 Angry Men

There was a time when I use to watch four to five movies in a day. But now I don’t even have the patient to see one movie though. The latest movie I watched was ‘Horton’. I am bit of a fanatic when it comes to animation. I think anime need not necessarily be enjoyed by kids, it can be enjoyed by adult as wells. That’s what I say these days since I am in my late twenties.

Of late I have been watching Miyazaki’s creations. For those of you who don’t know who Miyazaki is, he’s the creator of animation such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. What I like about his work is his way of telling stories in them and how he always draws on female characters to tell his stories.

One of the good movies I’ve watched in a long time is 12 Angry Men. Directed by Sidney Lumet in 1957, the main character is played by Henry Fonda. Now 1950s was the time when rest of the movies were made in colour and there was huge attraction for it. However this movie was purposely shot in BW.

The story begins after the closing argument has been presented on a murder case. The 12 jury enters a room. They are to unanimously agree on the final verdict. One would feel that watching the 12 guys in a room throughout the movie would be droning but its not. After watching movies like these, you feel ignominy for all the huge budgeted movies and blockbuster. What a movie needs is simplicity and a good story.

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Act Surprised

Have you met people who talk to you with big surprises? Like when you say ‘oh hi, I’m from this place called this’, and they go ‘OOHHHH WOOW realllllllllllllllllllly, WOWWWWWWWWW that’s AAAMMAAZING’, and they won’t stop wowing on every thing you say. I’ve particularly noticed that about people from the west. I once met a lady from Holland who was traveling in the same bus as me and she talked all the way to our trip like that.

The things about people talking like that is, it makes you feel very funny. Funny in a sense that it either makes you feel dull or very silent even when you are talking. And when you notice that the other person does start to talk normally, its make you feel that s/he is bored. Anyways nothing against people talking like that, but it is annoying after sometime cause it really can’t be possible that everything coming out of your mouth is that shocking.

Yesterday I was watching Zay Harding’s trekking in Vietnam and Laos on Globe Trekker. I was so happy with his presentation that I googled the guy, only to find out that he was or is an X- rated movie star. Not that it matters, because he is really good at hosting travel show. Humor, modesty and wit, he’s got it all. Once again the show ended with him taking off his top (this time on an elephant), not that we the women species complain.

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Happiness - Step one

There is no good feeling like the feeling of contentment. Contentment, as a result of doing something good, not for yourself but for someone other than you. This afternoon a person who was physically impaired came to my rescue. You can say that today I was able to make a positive contribution to his life and that really makes me happy. I think everyone who is anyone should help if you are in a position to do so. We should never insolate ourselves from the other person, because when you get to know them, it’s an interesting adventure. You’ll either like them or hate them but at least you’ll know what stuff the other person is made of. In most cases I must say people are good inside though they tend to portray that hard core character from outside. But I don’t know if I can say the same for my boss’s boss. The things that are talked about him are going from bad to worst. There was this rumors that he has spies everywhere, filling his ears with whatever we are doing and saying. What kind of person keeps spies?

When the clock strikes 5, I prefer not to talk or think about my professional life. People tend to say that one should not be mixing professional and personal live, but isn’t the professional life a part of one’s personal life?

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Bosses

It is very difficult working under bosses who cannot see things the way you do. And it’s much difficult working with bosses who are intellectually a little behind than you because half of the time you are explaining to them but still they don’t get it. Just few minutes ago, I presented a figure (it’s very simple if you ask me because every thing is there with all the other tiny details) but my boss already has a headache. I am explaining this is like this and that is that. Since he doesn’t understand, I am asked to explain directly to his boss, who if you ask me as an ass, because he losses his temper for no good reason and thinks he is always right.

So I went to his chamber and presented him with the figures. By the look of his face, I can tell he is already confused and will not want to be understood though I explain. It’s like he’s already getting a headache. Gee! It’s not like I’ve done the math using calculus. Anyways I am asked to make it in a simpler form.

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