Friday, June 17, 2005

Weekend is a beach !

The long weekend stretches ahead of me like the undulating sandy beach where I am standing. The sand feels warm and cushiony under my bare feet. I stretch out under the cool shade of a coconut palm. The salty sea breeze wafts away the stress and strain of the week.It feels fresh, free and so full of joi de vivre!

My eyes glazes over and I sink into blissful oblivion .

The cool waters beckon and I step into the water that looks like crushed sea green jelly , my feet sinking into the soft wet sand. The wavelets tickle my feet and the deeper waters beckon invitingly. I step forward gingerly, and then wade into the dark blue water. The ink blue mesmerizes and I swim forward in delight. No traffic jams here, just miles and miles of blue expanse. I am far away from the shoreline. I stop and close my eyes and listen to the sounds of the sea and the waves.

A primal instinct stirs in me and I turn to see the reassuring shore. A cold chill washes over me. The shore is far away, frighteningly far…… I gulp and look back at the sea, the never ending sea and then, my eyes searches for the shore again! It has disappeared!! I have ventured too far into the sea. I search desperately for palm fronds that will give me a clue to the direction of the beach. But there is an inky silence all around……


Then I hear the sound! A coughing, as if someone is trying to attract my attention. And then a voice says “Looks like you had a late night.” I open one bleary eye and see my Boss looming over me. I am instantly awake. He smiles amusedly and walks off. I look at the watch. Yipes!!! Its 12 ‘o’ clock…I have slept through the better part of the day!!!

“Never again” I swear, will I watch those late night travel shows on TV.

18 comments:

Praveen said...

LOL , you have a great knack of springing surprises at the end of each article. By the way, I thought you got a raise, hope that is still on because the boss caught you sleeping :-)

Abdul Bijur V.A. said...

ROFL!! wake up girl!!

flaashgordon said...

Silver,

So vividly u've described it all !!U should be writing brochures for KTDC ..I could almost see the beach; the coconut palms, the blue sky and the sand; even Pam Anderson in her red "uniform"; (that was extra in my dream)

Alas !! I'm still in my prison-My cubicle !

btw whr do u work??Guess i'll send my CV thru' ..u dont seem to have any work and u get those bundles of joy for snoring away at work

Jake said...

lovely. the beach. sigh.

silverine said...

@ praveen: Thank you and the bundle is still intact! I have the sweetest boss in the whole world and i have his permission to say so :))

@abdul bijur : Nice to see you smiling after that cancelled holiday. Mission accomplished.

@flaashgordon:Thanks for the compliments and sure do send in ur CV...we do need people to sleep together er....I mean work together.:))

@jake: Yes (sigh) too bad it was a dream..but it was a dream during the day, which according to folklore always comes true. Sandy beaches heeeeere I come!!!!

zimblymallu said...

the weekend is a bitch. and it bites too.
trust me, somebody should be writing those brochures, coz the ones that are out there suck. like bulimic throat gagging sucks...

Jithu said...

it reminds me of the days of my work were we desperately longed for the weekend to come :-(

Lost in trance... said...

Too far into the sea and the salty waters kinda get to you. Too long on the shores and the pull of the sea overwhelms you. Life.

Mint Chutney said...

Great post. I was once on a teleconference with a lot of people and we actually heard someone snoring. We have a lot of field positions (home offices) so there was no way to trace who it was.

QuaTros said...

Well, I once had a colleague of mine who went dozing off and slammed his head down on the keyboard below! :-) Poor guy was actually fighting against time to make a delivery in time. But well, any case it is embarassing to say that the plaster on ones forehead was caused because one fell asleep at work! :D

L . Hyena said...

lol...thought this was another i had a wonderful vacation while your life sucks kinda post...was pleasantly dissapointed...

L.Hyena

Matter of Choice said...

u do have a nice boss!. When my boss catches me after lunch with my feet on the desk and eyes closed he refuses to believe that i am actually "brainstorming" :(

cheerio
anish

ps: ahem..what did u say u were watching?? "late night travel show" ??? :))

jay menon said...

ha ha ha so ur beach stay was destroyed by ur tsunami boss ;), anyway u have given me an idea for writing my next post- I've gone thru this sleepin sessions many times, i shud write abt it, anyway my real weekend was hit by tsunami this time as I am sneezing to eternity, i guess the people near my apartment have evacuated...nice post sweetheart

Ankur said...

Take a bath and remove the salt/sand from your hair ;)

Anoop MohanKumar said...

Siesta + Hike. wow
Which company do you work for! :-)

Ankur said...

Is the new Butt head picture good enough?

Living_dead said...

nice fictional write up! my senses say so...:P :)

M a D a N said...

You deserve to be in Goa...you can get away from your boss..and realize that dream.