The Top 5 List!
Nothing. Nothing at all prepares you for office-life post college. No amount of counseling, talking to Seniors, reading self help book, listening to lectures from parents and elder siblings, Googling about "Life At Company X". Nothing
I am not saying work is boring. Far from it. All I am implying is that, office is not like college and everyone realizes that the hard way, at some point in time. For some, it's Day One. For some, it's post the training period. For some, it's the first appraisal. For some, it's the day you resign.
But thankfully, there are a million things that make office, umm, let's say, bearable. So, presenting to you, my list of:
TOP FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE OFFICE FUN!
AT NUMBER 5: Chai Breaks!
Nope. I do not drink Chai, or Coffee, or Alcohol, or even aerated drinks. But when the others go out for Chai, I tag along diligently. I stand there in the sun and squint my eyes in the heat to watch my colleagues sip on deadly hot, hot chai made by a road-side Khoka, in a greased metal kettle. The fun of it completely escapes me. But, hey, as long as I get to lock my system and get out every once in a while, who cares?
AT NUMBER 4: Lunch Time.
Never has, and never will, lunch time assume so much importance. It's like a festival. Come 1 pm and something in my body clock goes bonkers. I message others, mail them, drive them crazy, keep mentioning gorgeous food items in every conversation, start peeking into my lunch box - till I become a zombie and they have to drag me to the cafeteria. Works wonders! :D
AT NUMBER 3: Gossip!
It's not a bad habit. Believe me. It gives people a purpose in life. Okay, that's exaggeration. But tell me frankly. Keep your hand on your chest, look me in the eye and tell me. Do you not enjoy the occasional gossip with a couple of close friends? The news of someone resigning in a sudden spate of anger, someone faking marriage to quit work (True Story), some fight over a silly mail? Be true to yourself. Gossip makes life fun. :D
AT NUMBER 2: Fridays!
You'll make lists of fun things to do over the weekend. You'll dream about Friday night on Monday. You'll make plans with friends. Your Friday morning is spent in a state of subdued excitement. You'll have tears of joy when Friday night arrives. Saturday will fly by, because you will get up late and laze around, go shopping in the evening and boom. It's Sunday before you know! Sunday will zoom by, thanks to the self-induced depression of the imminent Monday. And then. Monday arrives. But fear not, because nothing beats Friday. It's the best! :)
AT NUMBER 1: BLOGGING!
No surprises here! I discovered the joys of blogging while at work. The fun of reading other's blogs, commenting, getting to know other like minded people, reading reviews of books and movies. That's life! :)
You're looking for a welcome break from a boring presentation you are banging your head on? Look no further. Rev up your Reader, and there'll be some new post to make you smile! There's always something nice to read. So, here's to blogging and all the wonderful bloggers out there! You make work fun! :)
On that cheery note, drive away Wednesday Blues!