Sunday, August 20, 2006

Boring weekends

How come everyone disappears during the weekends?
while i sit down here noticing that the activity on
the blogsphere during weekends get less.

i was browsing the net and came across these articles
The Wooden Bowl
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor." So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.
There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl! When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence.One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
How to get promoted - wow have to work on this
Rules of Work – How To Get Promoted

Rule 1 - The Boss is always right.
Rule 2 - If the Boss is wrong, see Rule 1.
Rule 3 - Those who work get more work. Others get pay, perks, and promotions.
Rule 4 - Ph.D. stands for "Pull Him Down". The more intelligent a person, the more hardworking a person, the more committed a person… the more number of persons are engaged in pulling that person down.
Rule 5 - If you are good, you will get all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.
Rule 6 - When the Bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.
Rule 7 - It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you are going to do.
Rule 8 - A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.
Rule 9 - Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
Rule 10 - The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
Rule 11 - If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a darn fool about it.
Rule 12 - When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
Rule 13 - Following the rules will not get the job done.
Rule 14 - If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Rule 15 - Everything can be filed under "Miscellaneous".
Rule 16 - No matter how much you do, you never do enough.
Rule 17 - You can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work you are supposed to be doing.
Rule 18 - In order to get a promotion, you need not necessarily know your job.
Rule 19 - In order to get a promotion, you only need to pretend that you know your job.
Rule 20 - The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes
Enjoy ur weekend


Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Good ones :-)

Blogger Balaji said...

I really loved the story of grandfather. I thought there was a vishu movie with almost similar theme if I am not wrong.

Enjoyed boss stuff too. Will be putting in my blog too.


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Blogger starry nights said...

Loved that story. we never ever think we will grow old.That was a gentle reminder from the son. I like all those rules. neat.Can relate to a few.

Blogger Keshi said...

I know that granpa story from b4. It shows that how u treat ur parents will travel down to ur kids' heads.

Weekends I never get time to blog cos Im never home.


Blogger Jeevan said...

Very nice story! Kid’s think to realize there parents fault. Rules are fine:)


Hey...This story is very nice..Indeed we treat our elders without realising that we r going ot be in tht shoe one day. It was a smart thing tht the kiddo did..We all need to learn and realise tht wht goes around comes around some day or the other! Good one.

Blogger ketki said...

gud story!
have a nice weekend!

Blogger smiley said...

adengappa, welcome, i enjoyed them also :)

balaji, welcome to my site and i liked the tupperware tiffen box from ur site

has to be me :):):)

starry reminder, well that was a sort of reminder to me also :)

keshi, if u never work on ur blogs at weekends then u must be flatout during weekdays :)

jeevan, i like the rules and they r true too :)

scribblez to wakeup, absolutely true and welcome to my site :)

ketki, thanks and welcome :)

Blogger Keshi said...

haha yes!


Blogger Dalicia said...

good ones!:)

Blogger Pavithra said...

Nice post !! Already read the story !! Thanks for tips to get promoted ;-)


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