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Jul 18, 2010

Irony of Mock fire drills

Everytime there is a mock fire drill at workplaces, there is always something in the air. An air of awareness if you are an ERT member, an air of opportunism if you are one of those who wishes to slip away from the scene and most commonly the air which carries Murphy's laws alongwith it.

I saw all kinds today, the ones who planned well to get out of the building, without having to go through the pleasure of climbing down 13 floors thanks to where EY is located in Ub city. Just hope all these smart alecs' know where to run if not what to do, in case of a real fire.

There were also ones who seemed most busy right at the time the activity was planned. For all I know they must have been really busy. It's a different thing though the security team had the last say on the matter before shunting them out of office.

My brains though seemed like it was playing Murphy-Murphy with me. I had very health conciously decided to scale the last 5 floors just 2 hours ago, partly due to the slowly responding elevators and largely due to the heavy lunch post a training session I had. It later dawned on him that we all had 26 stairs* 13 floors worth of descent in the offing.

The sense of excitement that had set in by the formation of lines just like the good old school days was dampened by the unwelcome showers. All the plans of the ERT team were left unfinished. In all this I gladly managed to check out the camera on my new HTC Wildfire and also the Blogger-Droid app that I'm using to publish the post.

Hoping no one has to fight any fires
in future!!!


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Jul 14, 2010

ಬೇಡ ಯೆನ್ನಬಲ್ಲಿರಾ

ಮಾತು ಬಲ್ಲವನೇ ಮಹಾಶೂರ, ಆದರೆ ಮಾತು ಬಂದು ಮೌನ ತಾಳುವನೇ ಮಹಾವೀರ. ಜಗವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹೀಗೆ ಇದ್ದರೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿರ್ತಿತ್ತು ಅಲ್ವಾ?
ಆದರೆ ತಾಳ್ಮೆಯಿಂದ ನಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವವನನ್ನು ಈಗ ಬಲಹೀನನೆಂದು ನೋಡುವ ಸಂಭವಗಳೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಹೀಗಿರುವಾಗ ಬೇಡ ಅಥವಾ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳುವುದು ಅಹಿತಕರವಾದರು ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯವಾಗಿಹೋಗಿದೆ. ಅನೇಕ ಬಾರಿ 'ego' ಅಥವ ಅಹಂ ಇಂದಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಹಲವಾರು ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಯಾತನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸ್ಕೊಂದು ಕೊರಗುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಹೀಗಿದ್ದಾಗ ಕೋಪ ಬರುವುದು ಸ್ವಾಭಾವಿಕ. ಆದರೆ ಕೆಲಸದ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಕೋಪ ಬಂದರೆ, ನಾವು ಮಾಡುವ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೇ ನಷ್ಟ. ಹೀಗೆ ಒಂದು ಘಟನೆಯಿಂದ ನಾನು ಕಲಿತ ಈ ಪಾಠವೇನೆಂದರೆ, ಸರಿಯಾದ ವೇಳೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಸರಿಯಾದ 'forum ' ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸುವ ಕೋಪ, ಸದಾ constructive ಆಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದಕೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಂದೇ ಉತ್ತರ, ನಿಮಗೆ ಸರಿ ಇಲ್ಲವೆಂದುದನ್ನು ನೀವು ಮಾಡ ಬೇಡಿ. 
Saying no Is after all not such a bad thing