Thursday, October 30, 2008


I am about to complete my first week of office tomorrow. While at school, I always thought that having a job would give me enough time to come home, cook, watch TV, read books, and write blogs. In summation, it would give me ample time to do the things I like. Alas, things have not been that way. In the last few days, I have not been able to write one single blog, despite being all excited about office. I’m targeting the weekend, but with Halloween and post-Diwali celebrations and a dozen other things in my social calendar, who knows? But why have things been so hectic suddenly? Here it is why-

1. I still belong to the category of one of those extinct species who cannot drive.
2. Getting to my workplace requires a combination of changing 3 buses and walking for a good 30 minutes, each way.
3. Other than an eight hour working day, I spend half of that time commuting to and fro. Go do the math.
4. The first bus I take is at 6:30 am. The sky sees light only after 7:30 am here. What else do you expect when you live so close to the North Pole and that too during winter?
5. My office is just 20 miles away from my home.

Till now, I have been trying to catch up on my sleep zzzzing in the bus. But no amount of zzzzzzzing seems enough. Let’s see how things turn out in the long run.




Abirami Sivaramakrishnan said...

In India, even if you know to drive, it takes a looong time to commute to office. You get more time to sleep if you commute by bus (provided by office). Spending a lot of time in commute is "regular" thing in India. :)

If you are in a city like Bangalore, commuting to office which is just 12 kms far requires 45 minutes to an hour.

Ash said...

I'm glad to know there are people out there who can't drive because it makes me feel a whole lot better about myself! I'm a terrible driver. Believe it or not, I'm only good at making a car go in reverse. :(

Pavi!!!! said...

YES! working just makes life more hectic..! n marriage makes it even more don't say i didn't warn u!

n hey..driving is not that hard! go for it..learn how to drive!U feel so liberated n independent!If i can do it..anyone can..n i got my license finallly..after 1.5 yrs in the US!

Ambuj Saxena said...

Try writing blogs while travelling. If you don't have a laptop, use the good od' pen and paper. Once the hard part is done, you will easily gather energy to type it and hit the "Publish" button.

Niedhie said...

I cannot agree with you anymore... I have also just started working after a stretched academic career, and was expecting to be able to do lots of things with work... I guess I should seriously start thinking of doing something about it.

Vinod Patil said...

keep fighting,struggling. :) Life is beautiful.