Make Someone's Day!

Articles by: icegal

What a day????

14 Dec 2009 Author icegal

Reading Sharukhan's articles….. I felt like writing one, on my time yesterday.

I hardly take my car to wash in the workshop and there I went yesterday afternoon.  Parked my car in the workshop and handed over the key to the helper boy.  He was not done with the car that was before me, so I said I will be back after an hour.

Went out for a quick lunch with a friend in a nearby restaurant, the lunch was great.

Returning to the workshop, my car stands there clean and shining but the car washer was no where to be seen. When asked the manager, she doest have any knowledge where he went.  She looked for him calling his name and when asked the people around, nobody knew where he went.

There he appears after sometime with a dull face. He lost my car key which also had my office car key. I didn't feel anything at the first instance because I knew we are going to get it back. I also got involved looking for it. Searched the entire workshop area starting from the cafeteria but was not found. Hours passed.   I could see my ex boy friend's brother doing some maintenance work for his car and was thinking he must be feeling good that my keys are gone…. lol….

The manager and the proprietor were shouting at the boy. Felt bad for that guy. I too wanted to shout for being so careless but I didn't. 

After sometime, the boy said it must have got misplaced in one of the car which he washed simultaneously with mine. The car has already left by then. They didn't have the contact number of the owner. The only option left was to go looking for the car that we didn't have any clue except the color.  I just wished the car has not left far.

There the boy returns after sometime. Luckily he got the key which was there beneath the seat of that car. He handed over the keys to me and was saying “madam I was so scared.”

 I was there in the workshop waiting for hours and thought they won't ask the servicing charge but I had to pay that….lol…. Looking at the boy, he still looks scared, felt pity, handed over few tips for him as well.  I didn't do anything that afternoon except waiting in that noisy workshop. It was me who had to pay for their carelessness….. What a day I had?????


Part of us….

04 Nov 2009 Author icegal

The days are sunny and the nights are cool, slowly the weather is getting better. Beautiful clear skies, very sunny and so bright. Looking out in the morning is great but stepping out is a little different.

It is 8.45 AM, time for office; I hurriedly lift my head but the heaviness dragged me back. Shit…… I again drank more last night. I just hate the heaviness that I feel.  Am not alone to feel the situation, these crazy friends of mine experience the same every morning. This has become a part of us….

We gather every evening with or without reason. We never miss an opportunity to celebrate and at times don't need a reason to celebrate. Thanks, to one of our couple friends who has a big house and of course big heart to accommodate all of us, every time. We enter a place and see the same faces daily; we are not fed up of this but enjoy the surrounding. We sing to the top of our voice, we dance till we are fully drenched in sweat; we drive to our favorite spot and enjoy the cool breeze and lots more fun. This has become a part of us…..

Weekends are the best days of the week and we take pleasure in and look forward for each weekend.  You call a friend and come to know all are waiting for somebody to call for the evening's program. Nobody says 'NO' and they are always there to jam up for the evening. This has become a part of us….

Not only being available for the jam up but this group is always there to listen to each other's pain and help. No body can say “NO”.  Each one is special in their own ways and is always missed if not available when rest meets up. We don't see for a day, feels we didn't see for weeks. We always say “Birds of same feather flocks together” and this is what we are.

Management course

13 Apr 2009 Author icegal

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob , the next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob , after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'
'It was Bob the next door neighbor,' she replies.

'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'
Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift.
She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.
The priest nearly had an accident.
After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.
The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'
The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.
The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'
The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.'
Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.
On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said,
'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.'
'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.'
Puff! She's gone.
'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep.. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.'
Puff! He's gone.
'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch'

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.

(Just a forward, found it intersting)

Changes in Life brings New Life

12 Mar 2009 Author icegal

I met a friend yesterday, after a couple of months. He said I have changed a lot. At the first minute he said, your hair has grown longer, you have dressed so casually (unusual with me before, was so conscious about my dressing) you have lost weight, less make ups and you are looking more beautiful (I hope it is true). I latter met him in the evening and he again said I have changed. I look more mature, sounds more responsible, less talkative…….bla bla…lots of changes, he said. 

Oh my, did I really change so much. Didn't realize these are the changes in me until he told me, that too within these few months. A year before, my parents did everything for me but now I have to do, I have to look for my accommodation, I have to make decisions, I am accountable for lot of things. I have learnt that life is more than mere living. Changes in the move of my life, got to take it whether I like it or not.

I never thought I will learn to play snookers at this time of my life but I did that. I go out to play snookers with my male friends but they consider me with the negative points since am a learner… lol…… a change in me!

There are changes that I want to see in myself but it does not come about, rather take the other way round change. This is also a change. I realized it is not so easy to see the change as we want; hardly anything goes as we suppose the change to be. Change is always there in one's life, the only permanent in life is the change. People change with every phase of life and changes for a reason and with a reason.

I once said to my friends that I want to begin with a new life, fresh start, with this new turning point in my life. But change is there in our mind. A new life is a new mind. It is a matter of controlling our mind. Power lies within us to change but there are certain changes that it just happens. I rise up with a new morning never realizing each rising morning brings changes in me, and I tell myself: That is new life.

SITUATIONS in life……

30 Dec 2008 Author icegal
Sometimes it is important to sit back and think about one’s life.
I honestly feel that we should really appreciate what we have and should thank for what we have in hand. Everybody has ups and downs, good days and bad days and what we fear the most, can be the most exciting moments the next. We should always believe that however miserable the time for us may be, we should think about somebody out there who has a tougher time and a bad day. We should be optimistic, cheer up and think there are lots of things to be done and your life doest end there. Things do not always happen as we want it to be. This is how I cheer up myself.
A month after I am here, in such a place where life is so different, which of course I didn’t expect. Life is continuously changing and I have learned to change accordingly. I feel ones life closes here if you are not able to adjust to the situations. If you can’t adjust, the situation will contribute to ones grief in life.
One thing that I always tell myself is the adaptability of oneself in the surrounding. I have started to feel that I should be able to do things not according to my habit but according to the situation.
On the other hand, I fear this situation might take me somewhere that I don’t want to land up. The other day I was telling my friends that do not get surprised if you hear that I am married the next day. The situation is something like that you might land up doing something that you don’t want to and had never wanted to. I don’t want these situations to be the master and dominate my life. I want to live my life as I want to but I have to consider the situations also………….

Love…., as if nobody hurt you

25 Nov 2008 Author icegal
“Don’t make someone a priority in your life when you are just an option in their life……” This was the text message my friend showed to me from her inbox. I like it. It is just meant for you, I said. She smiled and agreed.
They got introduced through friends and there she was with butterflies in their stomach and nervousness on her face which turns pick as she tries to hide her feelings. Those were the beautiful moments of her life and now here she is at one moment wishing for a miracle to happen to erase all her memories with him.
Their fairy tale didn’t continue as she expected. TT promised her heaven but made it hell, life would have been much better if she didn’t meet him at all.
Gone were the days when TT would drive for hours just to have a glance of her. Gone were the days of making a point to call her every hour. Gone were the days he took her for long ride. Gone were the days he took her for a romantic dinner. Gone were the days of his promises to marry her.
She curses her luck for not succeeding in relationship. Every guy she met turns out to be jerk. Is it just her luck or is it that guy she met is a wrong person for her…?  I don’t want to ask if it is because of her failure…….. I know her she is one woman who will do everything for her Love; unquestionably she is not at fault. Yangchen did everything to keep her relationship alive but in vain. She is a beautiful lady, homely, well educated and successful, good at heart…….in short what every man wish for.
Everyone was against her relationship including TT. Nobody gave her a word of hope in her relationship yet she never stopped dreaming a future together. TT never bothered to think how she felt. He started acting ignorant and rude, all of sudden. Nobody knew the reason behind his harsh change. He is a nice man but God knows what went wrong. Yangchen cried bitterly every night. She just wished to be dead. She could not share her emotions to anyone (Nobody supported her relationship), rather cried out hiding.  Yangchen hated herself for loving him. She wished for the winds to take her messages and tell him how much she loved him.
She hoped TT will come back to her and always said to me that her true feelings will bring him back. People discouraging her didn’t make any difference in her feeling.
This continued for days, weeks and months BUT she never gave up faith in her love.
One day, unexpected TT called up wanting to see her. Surprised!!!!!! because he always ignored her even when Yangchen begged to see him. I was shocked.
Yangchen came back after sometime, talk of few minutes have brought smiles on her face. She was excited to tell everyone what happened. To my surprise, everybody’s actually, he said Sorry for what ever has happened between them. Bla bla bla…… At last things worked out. Yangchen forgave him because she loved him to death.  The so called gone were the days came back.
I tell you she is strong. Yangchen least expected all these. It is well said actually, “don’t despair, the nicest thing will happen to you when you least expect them”.  I never expected though. Her Love succeeded at this point.
I am happy for her and I just hope this moment of time between them to continue forever. Yangchen silently prays that TT doesnt' turn his back again for she loves him so much.
When you love someone, it is like reaching for the star you know you can’t reach it but you keep trying because may be one day that star just might fall for you.