Sunday, November 13, 2005

R e p a r...tea

On my recent trip to South east asia, I was served huge glasses of tea which reminded me of an interesting incident that happened several years ago. My immediate boss was tremendously entrepreneurial( He was to get three cars and six promotions in just one year and go on to a build a mega business of his own) but at that time being at a relatively junior level, he was saddled with a boss who was exactly his opposite and used to impede every major and minor initiative/ issue with “Let’s discuss”. When me and my boss got an opportunity to meet the chairman’s son, he tried to prevail upon him the danger in discussing every minor issue. Observing that he was very upset, the chairman’s son told him ,” Lets discuss this over a cup of tea”. Over tea, my Boss began explaining how things were becoming bureaucratic and stifling with every minor step being impeded with “Let’s discuss” . Then looking at me he said ,” We are not schoolchildren that we cannot take decisions ourselves. Why don’t you say something?” He said this so suddenly that the tea in my mouth almost spilled out. For a moment, I was perplexed. Then I got a bolt from the blue. Addressing the chairman’s son, I blurted out, “ The situation is so bad, sir that even at his Wedding night, he probably did nothing. They probably spent the whole night discussing” Needless to mention, my boss and the Chairman’s son were in splits. Later on I came to know that even the Chairman had a good laugh. That was one heck of a repartee over tea.


Blogger Raj Rohit said...

Hi Hiren,
First time on your blog. The connection of stock market with ladies and spiritualism...boss it has got bells ringing in my head. Had heard this before too, from a guy called Sanjeev Pandiya. I think you guys are on the right track. Mr Pandiya writes an article, 'of this and that' for a mag, called 'Value Research'. Do check it out, its online too.

11/16/2005 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger karuna said...

Thats hilarious! Can't hardly believe it really happened! :)

11/18/2005 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger sheela_b said...

You were so bold and hilarious!:-)funny post!

11/20/2005 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger kavi said...

First time on ur blog....
Definitely worth more visits!

11/22/2005 01:13:00 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Hilarious and very funny..

11/23/2005 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger greensatya said...

ha ha, good one.

first time on your blog, nice blog you have got here.

11/24/2005 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Arroclint said...

nice to have drama at tea time! good one...

11/26/2005 06:13:00 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

just dropped here to look for the new one..
Wishing you to come back soon...
take care

11/29/2005 03:18:00 AM  
Blogger Jithu said...

ha ha.. momentory jokes act as anecdotes :-)

12/01/2005 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Amit said...

well, that was indeed a good one imagining the fix you were in when they suddenly pointed the gun at you!! ;)

too bad that the person you were talking about wasn't around, I'm sure he would've liked to discuss that statement!! :D

12/05/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kaushik said...


That's classic. Thank god for you your boss and chairman have a sense of humour.


Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way.

12/27/2005 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger dwaipayan said...

cool man cool!!!!!!!u r simply great

12/28/2005 09:25:00 AM  

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