Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tere baap ka naukar hoon kya

In a fit of anger he said "Uske baap ka naukar hoon kya, jo is tarah se utha ke laaye" (literally translates to: "Do they think I'm his father's servant to drag me this way"). The chap in question was a Volvo bus driver, uttering this sentence at an unearthly hour of 3:50 am. Some fine train reaches before time, some bus has been arranged for picking up the ones who just arrived by the train, some bus driver needs to be woken up from his sleep to do the necessary. A series of phone calls -> from the travel company co-ordinator -> to the bus arranger -> to the local in-charge do the job of triggering this event.

Think of the job the local in-charge has to do: He faces immense pressure from the bus arranger to get the driver and other necessary people in action to get things rolling. He needs to maintain some good rapport with the driver and these fellas such that they heed to whatever he is saying (although they know their bread depends on their actions). But it is worth noting how their entire network operates. There seems to be a bus yard (or many of them) where a huge number of buses would be ready to run, just a phone call away. One phone call starts their day - poor chaps - no mercy you'd think.

Thinking again, that's how the entire world operates. A software engineer earning a million rupees would also be uttering precisely something of the sort: "Does this manager think I'm available for free when he asks me to work on a Saturday". Or replace the Saturday with 'overtime'. That's the task that makes managers the bas**rds that they are. Poor bas**rds.

And to answer the question: "Haan, tu uske baap ka naukar hai re.." (Literally translates to: "Yes, you are his father's servant").

4 Comments:

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see a new article after a long time!!!

 
At 3:53 AM, Blogger Aniket Anikhindi said...

Yeah it's been so long that I can't guess who you are.. Vindy?

 
At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Deepak Pune said...

Hi aniket sio are you in veritas or left veritas? Nice blooging

 
At 1:25 AM, Blogger Mithun said...

Good to see a new article after a long time!!!

 

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