Now i know why in a multionational the management provides more coffee than you would find in a coffee estate.Thats for keeping a summer trainee awake enough to twiddle his thumbs.Before you label me a "kalank" on the glamouros face of the IIMs,lemme bring to your notice that I am actually working .Just that my project guide is on leave today and hence I am forced to indulge in noble activities like thumb twiddling , looking at the ceiling , googling on mergers and acquistions , visting blogs , regoogling mergers and acquisitions ..(loop continues).
But to be honest , I am working at my summer training.Though things get a little lazy sometimes , its getting to be a challenging and enjoyable experience.Ive got a desktop with net connection and unblocked access to all of the internet.not that I have tried accessing websites which "deserve" to be blocked.good boy.
But the bad part is that I have to wear formals to work each day.That transaltes to formal trousers,formal shirt and a tie.Now I dont have anything personal against a tie but why do they tend to land in all the wrong places at the wrong time?I find my tie's end dipped in "aloo matar' when I have lunch and in my shirt's front pocket when i visit my project guide's desk.
Between , my co-trainees are all elite and sophisticated souls from the IIMs(A-1 , B-2 , C-2 , L-2 , K-1) .So I better work hard if I have to think about making an "impression".For the record , my "not-so-serious" activities comments during a certain lunch session at the office cafeteria had the female trainee from IIM A quipping " have you ever been beaten up badly by anybody ?". So I better curb my natural instincts before some blazing girl power is unleashed on me.
And another bad part is that I have to travel in buses and autos to commute to and fro from this place to home.And considering the genre of people that travel in buses ,I in my tie and formals look as misplaced in a bus as mahatma gandhi in a pub .
Anyways , its lunch time and I have decided to skip the lunch.The rest of the trainees just formed a queue and left for the cafeteria.I think I will cut short this post and make myself a coffee now.And I will make sure I dont find my tie's end in the coffee mug this time.