Tuesday, October 6, 2009

‘Start a barber shop’

News rooms used to be full of life and noisy in the earlier days.
Tension will be in the air, but so was fun. There was this morning shift which began at 10. I used to head this on many occasions.
One day the furious editor came to me, threw the day’s edition and asked, “What’s this shit?”
“No boss. This was done by night shift.”
“Do not shun responsibility,” he blasted me for a minute and disappeared.
He returned with a sheet of paper this time and threw it on the table. On it was written by a reader, “Close your paper and open a barber shop.”
I almost laughed out.
The angry editor melted. “Be careful,” he warned and started moving off.
“Actually it’s a good idea, I think we will get better paid,” I whispered to my colleague.
The editor heard this. Luckily, he also just smiled and went away.

20 comments:

  1. Many studies show that people get much more work done when they are having fun. Too bad the bosses don't always understand. lol Peace, Ramesh and namaste. :)

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  2. Hi Ramesh!! I am here for the first time and the first to comment!! ha ha Cheeeeeese!!

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  3. god, really, lucky u, he didn't hear it...actually that was a very witty reply...acha hai u don't have a sadist boss...

    when I left my last job, I had a huge spat with my boss cos of his shit behaviour all the time...and then I started my own firm...now no more bosses..:)

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  4. sorry, a mistake in the previous comment...I meant lucky u he didn't react to ur remark...:)

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  5. Your past experiences are always fun and interesting to read,Do you miss those days?

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  6. lol!!! It is small-2 incidents like these which make an otherwise mundane day smile worthy :-)

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  7. So do you now that you are deputy editor do you say the same to people responsible for shifts or it different now?

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  8. its your perspective that makes things funny! i do admire that! :)

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  9. You would be a far-from-proficient-barber, and probably nick your customers. Then if those customers ask for water, don't ask if they are thirsty. Probably they'd want to check if their face leaks..lol..jk..

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  10. You mean Hair stylist job? Oh that is a cool job where every customer will tilt his head whichever way you want!... and, no one will mess with you whilst doing the job.. You can fool your client by draping the same old cloth for 100th time, yet the client will feel that he is given the best attention with a freshly ironed cloth!

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  11. hehehe.....ur boss sounds like my MOM

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  12. :) You have a boss who can laugh at criticism!

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  13. Are you still thinking of opening one, Ramesh? It pays very well...!

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  14. your boss smiled because he agreed..a barber shop is a better paying option than editorials...

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  15. You Mischevious..
    Nice one
    Good.

    TC
    Jay

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  16. Thanks for your kind words and suggestions...the kid is my daughter Gauri.

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  17. Oh God. If I was in your place I would melt on the spot!!! Lol

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  18. I wonder what you'll were writing in the paper that convinced the reader that you'll would make good? barbers.

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  19. Hahaha..Very nice and funny post.

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