Thursday, January 28, 2010

Past the 10k limit!

It so happens that I applied for job in my home town after putting in applications in many a companies in the bigger cities. I never expected to get that job. But as luck would have it, they called me for an interview and yes... You guessed it right - I got that job. I got my second lease of life as a Copy Writer with an Advertising Agency. I know where I went wrong in my previous job and I'm sure I'd not repeat it again. I'm gon'a put my heart and soul in this and I AM going to come up with copies better than ever. I've promised to give it my best shot! Whether I'm good or bad at it, I'm going to be a Cop Writer. I've chosen my career path and that's it!

Better even, for the first time ever I'm placed as a permanent employee and not as a trainee. The best part of the story is that I got a job which pays me more than Rs. 10,000! Oh! How I longed to cross that mark! I was sick of that figure and when was I putting in my applications for a new job I was hoping against hopes that I'd be paid more than 10k. I was ready to fall at my employer's feet to make it at least Rs. 10,001! Also, I had my sleeves rolled up for a good stunt if anyone dared tell me that's all I'am worth! Can anyone imagine my frustration of being stuck in a baseline salary scale for the past two years? Well, it's pretty frustrating (FYI).

So, GOOD BYE 10k... GOOD BYE and I bet I'll never see you again!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This is ridiculuos!!!


I got my bike back!!!

Yes! I got my bike back from the cops. But the whole drama was nothing short of ridiculous. For the ones who are not familiar with the story, let me begin from the beginning - It was 10.30 on the cold December night, the 5th 2008 and I started my bike for a ride to Coimbatore, 400 km away from my home town to meet my friends. It was a much awaited trip and I started the ride with great enthusiasm and much fun to look forward to. I rode through the chilling night to reach Coimbatore by around 9 in the morning. No sooner than I entered the city limit, the traffic cops stopped me. They asked me for my licence and when I produced it they asked me for the relevant papers to prove that the bike was mine. It was only then I realized that I lost it on the way!

I still remember that wicked grin on the cop's face when I told him that I didn't have the papers with me. I tried my best to convince them about my situation but they wouldn't listen. They ceased my vehicle and from then on it was a tough time for me. I traveled all the way up and down on almost every weekend to get my bike back. So much of money and time was wasted over the past few weekends and in vain. And finally I got my bike yesterday after bribing the cops with a petty Rs. 500 ($ 12.5)!!!

Is that all? Did they make me run around and waste so much of money for just Rs. 500??? I know it sounds very funny to say this but I would've felt better if they had asked me for more!

Now, isn't this ridiculous?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thanks to the age old Ayurveda!!!

Now, now, don't get scared! That's my Ayurvedic face mask to treat the marks left by chickenpox. I must admit that it's really working wonders. In a month's time those marks declared by doctors as incurable have vanished to a great degree. Can't say that my face looks the same. But it sure has improved a lot! Also the texture and complexion of my facial skin has improved - I feel it to be more supple and healthy.

The treatment goes like this - Apply and retain the mask, which is Rosewood powder mixed in Nalpamarathi Oil (No idea what this is called in English) for an hour and wash it off. Apply Kumkumathi Lepam (Vermilion paste) once your face has dried. Do this before your night's sleep so that you wouldn't have to wash off the Vermilion paste. You can wash your face with a mild face-wash in the morning.

Special note: Nalpamarathi Oil is a wonder medicine for almost all your skin problems. It really does improve one's complexion when used on a regular basis. It is also a wonder medicine for treating dandruff, dry scalp, scaly and chipped skin, wrinkles, dark circles under your eyes and many others. It is one of the most preferred baby oil and which is used to treat stretch marks and other skin problems after pregnancy. For young girls, if you wish to have that glowing, supple skin, there's nothing better than Nalpamarathi Oil.

And the best part of the story is that unlike other cosmetic treatments, you don't have to throw money over your head for particular brands and you need least worry about any side effects! What more? You can do it at your convenience and at your home. And that means - no worry about doctor's bills and no visit to any skin clinics!

Before (Taken a month and a half back)

After (Taken today)

Thanks to the age old Ayurveda!!!

Now, tell me folks - was I exaggerating one bit???

Monday, January 18, 2010

"Selfish", "Unconcerned" and a "Goon"

Ye! Exactly. "Selfish" and "Unconcerned" are two new adjectives that people have found to describe me and "Goon" is my new designation.

All this started with me proposing to my best friend's sister. He's throughly against it and he made a big fuss over the whole thing. I thought he objected to the relationship because I was a penniless bastard. But no. He did call me a "bastard" though! But me being penniless is not his issue. It seems that I'm a very SELFISH and UNCONCERNED (also read as CARELESS) individual and that his sister would never be happy with me. Good enough! After all, he's a brother, right? But I'm hurt. So terribly hurt! I wonder what other things he would've talked about me at my back? And he was telling me that this relationship wouldn't work because his sister is too much of an emotional person for me to handle!

And the story behind me being a "Goon" goes like this - The same girl had a boy friend who was a big time sucker. She was suffering under him and she didn't know how to get out of it. So, I took it as my responsibility to help her out of that relationship. I counselled her out of it very systematically and finally she said her parting words to him. But he started acting crazy. He even went to the extent of stalling her at their office. When things seemed to be steering out of control, I went and met this guy and tried to reason out things with him. But 10 minutes into that conversation, I found him to be a very unstable mind. So I did the next best thing possible - warned him in a very mild way to be out of this girl's life. I asked him not to bother her too much unless he wanted the situation to worsen. And when this news about me having a meeting with her x-boyfriend reached her parents, they assumed that her brother send me to threaten the guy out of any mischief. And so, now I'm a "goon" for hire who goes around threatening boyfriend's causing trouble to their girlfriends!

I heard someone telling me that 2010 is going to be an eventful and great year for me. It obviously seems to be so!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cops, Bike and my loss!

Hm! Been away for a while now. And I doubt how much I can blog from now on. I'm planning to move to a new place with a new job and stuff. Not that I got a new job. I'm still on a job hunt. Things're not moving as I planned. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my motorcycle was ceased by the cops 'coz I didn't have the relevant papers to prove my ownership of the vehicle. The thing is that I lost it on my way on a long ride and the cops and officials are just having a good time screwing my happiness. I've been trying to get a duplicate of the papers from the authorities for about a month and odd. People are simply so unresponsive and heartless. My bike's at a police station about 400kms from my home and I've been traveling up and down almost every other weekend for a while now. I agree that driving my bike without the relevant papers was not right. But the attitude of the cops sucks big time. Each time I visit them, they ask me to produce some other document and when I go back with what they asked me for, they 'd just shrug their shoulder and say, "Ok. Now where is the other document?". I mean, what do they really want? Bribe? I'm ready to do that. But I really need my bike back. I brought it with my hard earned money and I'm still paying the monthly installment for a bike that I'm not riding anymore. OMG! What the hell is happening? Why is this world such a sucking place to live in? Why do they have to make someone's life so difficult? The latest update is that I again did my up-down trip yesterday. This time I had all the documents they asked me for but I still didn't get my bike back! Guess why? The officer who attended to me on the day my bike was caught is on leave!!!! Ridiculous!!!! Can you believe this? A cop on leave and no one to substitute him! The other f#@!ing men in uniform there said that they didn't know where to find the logbook in which the other gentleman entered the details of the arrest! And so, I'll have to travel all the 400kms again on Monday. I do not know what's going to happen on Monday. But I've decided to forget my bike for good if I can't get it back on Monday. I mean, there's a limit to which they can make me run around for something. And yes. That's it. I'd decide to loose that bike forver. Let them do whatever they want with it. I can't be bothered anymore!!

And that's my dear bike - Yamaha Gladiator

Oh! How much I miss you...

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