Monday, October 25, 2010

It figures!

We stood in the crowded elevator, between fat pot bellied men, shapeless women and pale young guys who looked like they had stepped out of a cave after a really long time. All of them worked in a US MNC that shares some floors with us in our building. Getting into the elevator is a nightmare with this kind of crowd every day. They look ill at ease when they see us. Ditto with us.

Colleague (female) and me looked at each other over the well oiled hair of the people in the lift and made faces and barfing gestures. The motley, uninteresting, silent crowd looked as zoned out as crack addicts on a relapse.

Getting out of the lift, we wandered to the glass windows and looked wistfully at the other buildings in the campus and the normal looking guys err... I mean people that inhabited them. Pulling a sad face at our fate, we went to our seats to begin yet another day of work.

Lunch time and we are in the same lift with only one person, a fat jolly looking gal from the same company. Seizing the chance, we decide to quiz her.

Us: Hi!
Fat Jolly gal (FJG): Hi!
Us: What happens in your office?
She: Huh?
Us: We mean, is this a call center or development center!
FJG: Oh sorry. I didn’t understand your earlier question.
Us (rolling eyes): No problem!
FJG: This is the Finance Center of our worldwide operations.
Colleague: Oh!
Me: Aha!
FJG: We manage accounts, salary etc for all our operations worldwide.
Colleague: You mean all the people in this building are finance people?
FJG: Yes!
Us (looking at each other): That explains a lot.
FJG: Huh?
Us: Err... nothing.

We now use the stairs.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

ROTFL!!

You don't have to use the stairs. We accountants are very safe people.

J

writerzblock said...

ROFL!!!! Pity the finance folks... but honestly, they can't be that bad, can they? ;-)

The Holy Lama said...

Stop it right now or you will disappear losing more weight. The juxtaposition in lift will help build your confidence( appearance wise). Return to lift.:D

Santhosh P said...

Now that things are clear, v demand an apology from you, v as in the entire Indian software developers community, for equating pot bellied, shapeless and pencil-mark finance guys to us.

Arun said...

Everything said perfectly with as few words as possible :)

The cost of enterprise mobility solutions said...

LOL and ROFL..

Alka Gurha said...

For a discerning eye, elevators can tell many stories...

RGB said...

It would have helped if they had taken the stairs instead ;D

Anonymous said...

it could have been worse.. i remember once traveling more floors than should have been legally allowed in a sweaty, crowded, slow-moving lift when someone had an, erm, intestinal release of pressure.. not fun..

jackson

silverine said...

Anon: Err thanks for the reassurance but climbing stairs is good for the health :|

writerzblock: This set is really bad :(

The Holy Lama: Nahiiin! Never ever will I get into that lift again! :-S

Santhosh: Sir, you misunderstood me. I wasn't equating but err saying how different they are from your community :p

Arun: Thank you :)

The cost of etc: Thank you!

Alka Gurha: Very true! :)

RGB: These folks take the lift to the first floor also :D

Jackson: Had a similar experience too with this crowd. Grossest exp of my life. Left it out of the post for the sake of sensitive readers :))

gargimehra said...

Haha, you’re right, it really figures!

Aditya said...

Haha lol. I know. Experience :P

Grayquill said...

I am glad to hear you are taking the stairs - the good exercise will be good for you. :)
What's with the oiled hair? Is that the style or was that a slam?

Alameen said...

didn't know Finance guys looked same as the poor IT brethren..
:P

Deepthi Nair said...

ROFL...i am sending this post to all my frnds who hv taken finance as MBA specialization.

Sriram said...

Haha :D
Did u check your pockets later on?

Destiny's child... said...

Getting stuck in lifts with the all wrong people is so suffocating. Glad that you have decided to use the stairs. Just hope those guys don't get ideas about physical fitness and health...

hero said...

As far i have noticed, women are good and they are usually like boys. i mean that women and men are equal in most of the aspects. not only men have attractiveness to good looking girls but women too have attractiveness to good looking men.

but one thing i have to tell you that men is flexible before committed to any relationships (sexually or dating), like they even love a less - good looking girl and sorry to say that i have seen no girl (mostly less - good looking) ever wants to commit or atleast be a good friend to a less - good looking boy !!!!!!!!!

in this aspect women have to change !!!!!!!

This message is mainly to those women or girls(less - good looking). And am very sorry for using the word "less good looking" , because i cant use the word "bad looking" as i believe that no one in this world, men or women are Bad looking :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

hero said...

As far i have noticed, women are good and they are usually like boys. i mean that women and men are equal in most of the aspects. not only men have attractiveness to good looking girls but women too have attractiveness to good looking men.

but one thing i have to tell you that men is flexible before committed to any relationships (sexually or dating), like they even love a less - good looking girl and sorry to say that i have seen no girl (mostly less - good looking) ever wants to commit or atleast be a good friend to a less - good looking boy !!!!!!!!!

in this aspect women have to change !!!!!!!

This message is mainly to those women or girls(less - good looking). And am very sorry for using the word "less good looking" , because i cant use the word "bad looking" as i believe that no one in this world, men or women are Bad looking :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Great work!

Am a regular reader of your blog, but first-timer in the comments section.

Always ROTFL... Thanks for the comic relief :D

hero said...

may i know who you(anonymous) are? HE or SHE???

Nishant Chandgotia said...

HaHa. :)