2/17/2005

goof up at office

Today , the day started with me browsing thru the various newspapers on display at the reception and just started to get a little sluggish when my eyes , bored by the mundane news ...decided to to close ...and take a pre lunch siesta....when Jayanthi and shalini popped up out of nowhere and I thought they had spotted me sleeping at the reception,so just pretended to be busy browsing the papers.They had supposedly come there to attend a seminar ...and they just told me that.... and given how vetti (jobless) I am at office , I thought I could attend that seminar. I asked them where , the seminar was and what was it on....all i got in reply was from jayanthi and shalini was " u'l love the target audience " and guess what i blindly go along with them to the seminar .....and guess what ...........................


I enter and see species all of feminine nature ....all ladies and all of a sudden a senior lady asks me "excuse me ,were u invited" with a wry smile...and only then do i get the picture ...I say no ...she smiled back and said that "u can attend it, no issues".

phew!!!!

I happened to listen to Anu aga chairman of thermax group of industries,via teleconferencing from Infosys Pune , ..... who was recently voted as the most powerful 50 women in India.She had a good sense of humour and spoke very well of her life ,as to how she saw discrimination against girls in her childhood and how she handled problems in her family.I was quite touched by her story ...she surely is a mentally very strong woman...who has defied the circumstances and come up the corporate ladder.She reminds of the role rani mukherjee esayed in VEER ZAARA ....

coming back to my post ...I for a second kinda felt out of place being in a all-for-ladies meeting...and as nostalgia would have it , 15 years back I found myself in a similar situation.

I had just then come down to chennai and was in my 3rd standard and it was a stormy,rainy day ...that morning due to which my school had declared a holiday ,fearing a storm....and my mother who dropped me in school had no idea of dropping me back a home,so she took me to her office.

My mother,then was working In Welcom group Chola sheraton, one of the famous 5 star hotels in chennai.She was working for MD's office so was very busy and didnt want me to be in her cabin...so she bought me an ice cream and bought me a series of those amar chitra katha books from the Nalandha book store in Chola Sheraton then and put me in the LADIES LOCKER.

For the first one hour , I spent time munching and reading books,but I was feeling bored and then came in an aunty ...seemingly in her late 30's and sat down near the mirror and started to apply some make up and lip stick.I was least interested about what she was doing , but had no option of seeing what she was doing as I had seen every portion of the room many times over during my 1 hour tenure there so far.Soon she went and a little before lunch ....i dozed away only to get up and see three ladies sleeping beside me !!! and 2 of them disrobing their attire .....

I was quite young and felt a little uneasy when the ladies were down to their barest minimum's and then so to say ,in III standard all of them to me were "puppy shame aunties" .I wondered why the ladies were taking off their clothes and doing unwanted things ,when they ought to be at work. Well I was a kid then ....and quickly forgot that day ..but did feel a little uncomfortable in the bevy of ladies ......so just recounting that experience ...

Today when i think back to that day ...in the ladies locker room, on a naughtier side,I wish I was transported 15 years back in time :-)



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4 comments:

Kishore said...

Hey.. u say u were too young at class 3 to see all that... but here in my batch.. there is a guy who says he 's got a crush after seeing a lady in III class... :-) strange !!!

j_enigma said...

"Puppy shame Aunties" I'll remember that one for a long time!! :-)

Anonymous said...

this is a good writing. Can eye it form 2 angles... innocence or adulthood. Good writing !! Keep posting. :)

Arjun said...

U r dead if the I.W.I.N team reads this entry!.. :)

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