Wednesday, April 05, 2006

i'll have mine black please...

there are 2 kinds of ppl in this world..dog-lovers and cat-lovers..right??? wrong.. i tell u..there are 2 kinds of ppl in this world...tea drinkers and coffee drinkers.. those whooosies who say that they like both equally are lying. nobody can like no 2 things equally.. i tell u that..and thats the universal truth.
so what am i... i am a coffee addict. i prefer a murky bitter coffee (though thats not the way i like it) anyday to a 'however nicely made' tea. and in my office, one could always find me caressing the coffee machine - work or no work.alas..not anymore...its too much of a bother.

y?? u may ask...or even if u dont ask..i am blog-aly bound to tell u the heart wrenching story. in my office, we used to have a nice pantry section - atleast one for each floor. A coffee cum tea cum whitener cum soup machine brrrring happily in a sunny corner and lotsa nescafe mugs washed up and sparkling in a rack next to it. One, who is tired from all those coding and eyes all bleary due to staring into the black and green screens and fingers numb from all those intra msn messenger chatting, just need to drag himself over there to be rejuvenated. Get any cup from the rack, fill it up with whatever ur lil heart desires.. walk back to ur den and leave ur cup there for the office boys to pick up. That used to be our norm.Who cared for the 'please return the cups to the pantry after use' posters on the machines??? heck!! we are giving the office boys something worth while to do...

But now things have changed. There are no more cups. well, we aren't supposed to put our mouth directly under the dispenser and drink up, but we all have been given a mug each(what is this ??? some sort of a jail?? next thing we will be given a plate to be taken along to canteen).. all dull bleak white with the company logo prominently displayed in red. yuck... and worse, we have to wash it up ourselves..what crap i say!!

just 2 days after the mugs were distributed i promptly went and broke mine into a zillion pieces. that made buying a new coffee mug indispensible. always the one trying to stand out from a crowd, i scrouged the entire city for mugs with sexy/funny/philosophical quotes....all in vain. i remember a particular incident when a shopkeeper handed me a 'that-baby-bottle-mug-like-thing-with-three-holes-on-top' when asked for a mug.(maybe its my tousled hair and unkempt look which made him believe that i have a toddler at home and no time for myself). hhmmphh..ignoramus.the next one to be exhibited was a burning orange-lemon yellow one which is quite probable of causing temporary blindness if viewed under sunlight. the only thing that i found remotely worthy of being displayed in public was one with the zodiac sign printed on it..but again, it was for a capricorn.. and i am a libra. but generous me gifted it to a capri friend of mine.. he kept it in his kitchen shelf and never used it again. so much for gratitude.

finally, i got one for myself... one with beige and lilac vertical streaks with the words 'cappuccino' written on it. not much of a looker...and really big..
but some enlightening conversations at the pantry have provoked me to restart the hunt...excerpts being..

scene 1
me washing my mug up after having coffee..colleague comes up from behind...
colleague(very innocently): oh! cool...u have a pen stand too???

scene 2
me taking coffee. Colleague in queue behind me.
colleague (disgruntled): maybe i'll come after half an hour..u are gonna fill that up arent u?

.... that does it. i am gonna buy another one..

6 comments:

Cosmic Voices said...

u have a pen stand too???

ROTF.... nice blog...

i relate to all your concerns of an infant blogger..

viewership concerns?

infact, i was once so pissed off with my abmyssal site visits that i decided to apply my male ingenuity... i sent a mail to one of those yahoo groups who cater to the needs of deprived males like me. Needless to say, i got visits even from egypt....

on a serious note, i realised that bloggin was quid pro quo...... to visit others..... u get visited...

anyways.nice posts..... keep going

calvin said...

Shew .. dude I will buy a nice 'SEXY' Coffe mug OK ? Since you like Coffee muchas i will make sure its as big as a 'Para'

Prashant Saxena said...

Hey Keerthy, Me your batchmate in IITM. Nice writeup! I always believe that good blogging is obsering small things & penning them down. You were just purrfect :-)

Alit said...

Basically, there are two types of people in this world. Those who think there are two types of people and those who don’t :p

Anonymous said...

I think I love my father and mother equally.. or atleast i cannot find a difference...
If I had two siblings, I would be loving them equally right?

These were two counter examples.... for your theory.. I know you would say that you meant *things*, not persons. Okay, in that case, you have to amend the theory by saying - "No one can love two things equally, at a given point of time" - because some ppl love coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon and cannot say which one they love more..

Make it like Heisenberg's uncertainity priciple.

You know who is this - Sands. (if interested in the identity, it will be revealed at the end :) )

keerthy said...

@voices from eternity:
though i have viewership concerns, i choose not to do much about it actively as i belive that if my blog is good enuf to be read and talked about, then it will be. am ok with the wait.
anyways, thank you for dropping in. keep visiting

@ashik:
hehe..finally i get u to buy something for me..yes.yes..yes...

@prashant: thanks yaar.

@alit: still thinking about that.is it a puzzle?? i am bad at puzzle..i didnt clear the infosys puzzle round.boohhooohoo.

@anonymous/sands: am still sticking to my guns. even extending it to ppl. u may, in totality, love your parents similarly. but there are aspects about each of them that u love more in one than in other. even in terms of need, u may feel the need to have one in a particular situation than the other.
even in case of siblings, this holds true. u cannot love 2 people exactly the same. in totality,ya maybe..but break it down, u see the difference.
coming to tea and coffee. u brought in the time frame. so, at a given point of time, u tend to choose something over the other.
the 'ceteris paribus' term in my theory was implied though not mentioned specifically.