November 09, 2006

Blame It On Compaq!


We didn't have a meeting yet again. Not on Monday. Not on Wednesday either. Ugh. It's like this. One of our colleagues had a misbehaving desktop system. Its gut must have been wrenched sore for all the hacking-at-the-keys it had to endure because it took 72 hours to fix the mess. And in the meantime this harried colleague had to make do with a laptop. Our laptop! So we didn't have our meeting.

These were the asides a keen ear would have picked up on this fiasco:

"Pha! Laptop held up meeting?" followed by the I-don't-believe-you look
"Itu ellam excuse-a"? Translation: "Is that an excuse?" and eyes roll
"Will we have it at least next week?" or will you conk, in turn… is the unsaid half of this loud aside
"Next week the conference room aircon won't work. So we'll have the meeting the week after next..."

5 comments:

Joe said...

ha.. ha... who's computer conked... i dont remember any compaq's at office...

Joe said...

hey and whose scribble is dat...? good one...!

Joe said...

Boy O Boy! Whose laptop was it btw? And speaking of excuses... there are good excuses and real excuses...

which one does this belong to - the good or the real?

Rajesh said...

Will this be published? It should be since the moderator e-mail ID has been changed. If you see this, it means 'comments' are working. Please bring to notice the next time it doesn't work. Meanwhile you can use the shoutbox too. It's just been added to this blog.

RUMS said...

Checking if this works... by the way, who needed the laptop:O I didn't know this was the history... ;)