Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pitter patter

8:45 a.m.

I'm starting a new case today, a new industry. A Private Equity case, and a highly analytical one from what I know of it. A typically challenging and steep-learning-curve day stretches ahead, one that I know will give me the opportunity to step up to new challenges and new levels of responsibility as I grow into my job.

Yet, as I sit in my car waiting for the lights to change, my thoughts are less on the office and more on the way the overnight rain has given way to a wonderfully light drizzle... how the surprisingly stiff breeze does not carry the now-wet sand as it normally does, instead bringing me a whiff of spice, perfume and wet earth. The trees on the once-dusty roadside, newly planted, sway as though celebrating their clean, washed greenery.

The lights change, I put my car into gear and pull ahead.

A radio station is playing old Hindi songs. A fine spray of rain kisses my face, moistening and teasing my right earlobe. Little droplets crowd my windshield, clinging onto the glass in a brief declaration of independence before gravity pulls them downwards, joining their bulbous brothers and coalescing as they fall below my line of sight.

To the left, the road leading to my office. Straight ahead, merely one hundred metres away, the highway.

Somedays, I wish one could just bunk work like one bunked classes in college.

11 comments:

Nandini Vishwanath said...

:) What are sick leaves for?

AC said...

There are such things at ethics, integrity and honesty, you know :) And, for those who believe in it, Karma

Gayatri said...

lol @ nandu

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Have I just been accused of corrupting my kid bro?

Sometimes, you just have to let go. It releases all the bad karma in you ;) Go, do it!

Anonymous said...

As usual, cudn't agree more Nandini. In fact this was just the response I had thot of bfor checking the other comments :) - Lizzy

AC said...

@All of you: Tsk tsk... I hope your bosses don't read my blog!

Patchez said...

ouch!
I've started my training now.. and with timings like 8:30 to 6:30... i really wish i could bunk work and heck, you talk about rain, i even feel like getting that daalcheeni tan in this Ahmedabad heat! ;)

eczwjxw!

Kunal said...

The problem is that after the rains, comes the stifling heat!

AC said...

@Patchez: Well... 0830 to 1830 isn't bad at all, really. Just wait until you join full time :) Particularly something non-CapMarkets!

@Kunal: True, but it's been surprisingly good weather... it rains at reasonably regular intervals and keeps the tempreature down...

divya chandramouli said...

AC! I've spent the last hour reading your blog. I couldn't agree more with some of the ideas you've expressed here, including this post. It's the feeling I ALWAYS get when I have to get to work on a Sunday to roll out a Monday edition. Ah, the life of a journalist. :)

AC said...

Some people get that feeling on several days of the week :)