Friday, December 09, 2005

Ms Blue and her kind.....

I had actually thought that my first article (or whatever it is they call these things that you put up on your blog) would not be a crib story. But of course, circumstances decided otherwise...

Anyway here goes the cribby wibby story, I was off to lunch today afternoon like any other decent,self respecting software engineer. I walked all the way down to my canteen which is another block and about 10 minutes walk from my so called IT block…. It was already 2.15 Pm and most of the software engineers supposedly “working”(before anyone takes offense its Friday today… so I don’t think I need to expain the supposedly working part of it) in the IT blocks had finished their lunch…

I reach the Canteen and stand like a Good girl in the small Q to pay for my food and collect my food coupon when all of a sudden breezing through the canteen door a woman entered ( the perfect hindi cinema symbol for Ms goody two shoes.. whom our IT guys would have called the perfect configuration.. she was packaged completely in a nice salwar kameez hair done nice and to add the overall touch a mangalsutra J and a bindi of course), so Ms “Blue”( ill call her blue for various reasons 1. she was wearing a Blue dress and 2. the thing she did made me want to beat her Blue) decides to bypass all the 4 fools who have been standing in the Q and reaches right to the counter .. Mind u there is already a poor innocent (if u can actually use that term on a Software engineer) guy holding out his 20 odd rupees waiting for the coupon guy to give him a coupon…. But our Ms blue does not bother about this guy... after all she is a WOMAN and to hell with unisex rules like (only if thy are physically disabled can thou be given preferential treatment else u can take a hike dude/dudette etc etc ) anyway she holds out her 20 odd rupees and takes her coupon and actually decides to walk away, when one brave woman ( Duh.. its obviously me ) in the Q right behind Mr. Innocent decides to confront Ms blue and asks her “ didn’t u realize there was a Q????”
And…. (I wish I could announce prizes for guessing Ms blues reply… but im still a software engineer and I hate sharing wealth so I might as well give u the ans.. keeps me richer that way J ) Ms Blue whips around to face me … she coolly replies “Oh ... I didn’t realize “and walks away……..

Ahem Ahem Ahem …….

Nice story right?
But here is the irony; this is not a stray occurrence as most of you know... It happens in every walk and platform of life… what is with people and their aversion to Qs .. Nobody ever wants to wait in a Q….

The same incident occurs when you are waiting for your company bus or any other damn transportation with more than 3 people... It is what my Friend describes as a “Flockish” behavior… I Mean gimme a break humans.. What is it with crowding the entrance like nincompoops? U can neither get in yourself coz u are standing in an odd position with your hand holding the handle bar near the bus door and of course your body can be located if we forcibly pried out 2 other similar nincompoops who are in front of you…
It’s become a tradition... Whenever there are more than 2 people and the bus stops we have to run and crowd around it irrespective if we are respectable educated software engineers who have gone onsite umpteen times and wouldn’t be caught dead doing similar things there or if we are uneducated people who just haven’t heard of the word “Queue” or if we are the kind who just run because.. Hey everyone else is running …
We all get so upset with these things but no one complains and no one even bothers to change……

2 comments:

ATG said...

Nice work, but I wish you had protested before Ms. Blue walked away with her work done.
Let me stop at that lest this comment turns out into an article in iteslef :-)

Amaunet said...

Yes u are right...
but to tell u the truth i was surprised at how mute the others were....
its shocking.. maybe it has something to do with the fact tht the person in question was a pretty woman....
men are usually biased towards such kind and dont really bother arguing abt right and wrong in such circumstances