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Liftman's Log (1.06)

8.15am

I must be hallucinating.

8.20am

No. It's for real.

Chicklet has worn a saree today.

8.40am

Two more chicklets walked in wearing sarees.

I. Am. Definitely. Hallucinating.

9am

Kripya dhyan dijiye.

Blackberry Babu has arrived. In an Achkan.

9.15am

It must fancy dress day for the weirdos.

(Unless beedi-smoking-bhaiyya is getting married to the chicklet)

9.30am

Now they are making Rangoli in the office lobby.

Someone needs to tell them Diwali is over.

10am

Something is truly wrong with these weirdos.

The chicklets just garlanded two goras.

10.30

All is well.

Supervisor has briefed me.

The goras are the maaliks.

The real bade babus.

And they come once a year to check on the weirdos.

11.30am

The 17th floor chicklets just garlanded the same goras.

Two timing?

12.15pm

Checked with supervisor.

All is well.

The goras are their maaliks as well.

12.16pm

I don't get it. Must ask supervisor again.

3pm

Today's learning:

Most advertising agencies are owned by the same goras.

It is important for the agencies to keep the goras happy at any cost.

That includes winning from and losing business to each other to show they are doing their job well.

That also includes the one time annual cost of the rangoli, garlands and sarees.

(The traditional angle, it seems, usually works)

3.11pm

Itne saal ho gaye, isn't there any Tata, Birla in advertising?

6pm

Who cares? If the chicklets promise to wear sarees like this, the goras can stay as long as they like :-)