We have a new consultant who has just arrived from India…it’s been a week now! His boss saying, I have a new neighbour introduced me to him.
That day I didn’t had time to talk to him much..it was very formal talk that we had and I welcomed him aboard.
“The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart”
However, next day he became so friendly that he started asking me if I want to go for a coffee and during or after lunch he will check if I did had my lunch..etc!! We started calling eachother for company for coffee at least..! I could see he is very excited that he has come out of India for the first time to US… and that too straight to California. He feels very proud that his other colleagues didn’t get an opportunity.
“Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away”
He keeps sharing things about Indian politics and other US information that he had no idea about. I thought it’s a good start for him to mingle as he wont be homesick!!! Also, he says…he doesn’t want to work for anyone but start his own business in US!
“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals” ~ Buddha
Yesterday was just like any other morning except that it was Monday Morning…and I had a lot of things to be re-planned just because some people can be happy and I tried to make them :D
I thought to call my neighbor buddy for a coffee…and we both walked to our Pantry section where we have nice coffee from Starbucks..! Yes, that’s kind in disguise I would say, which allowed me to slowly forget about my fav. Tim Horton’s Coffee: D
“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness” ~ Napoleon Hill
Anyway, we got our coffee’s..had a little chat and then I said have fun and we went to our own cubicles to finish off our task..!
Around 15 minutes later I heard him calling me…saying I spilled my coffee on my desk…whom should I call to clean this mess?
Hahahahah I was totally zapped…! I said..with a surprise…what did you said? I was not sure if I heard him correct…!
He came to my desk with a lazy attitude…saying – I have spilled the coffee on my desk ..now whom should I call to clean this up – office cleaning or is it facilities…!
“If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door greet him with, "Who could have done this? We have no enemies”
I was shocked and was wondering when was the last that I heard something like this?????
I gave him a smile and said go to the pantry take some tissue paper and wipe it off! That’s what we do here :D
Our cubicles are such that we have privacy however one can even hear the other person if they are whispering…so you can imagine later on the queue of people asking me – ‘What was that guy saying about cleaning his mess?’
It was a fun but I am glad he learnt his first lesson of cleaning our own mess :D
“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean”
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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