Prelude: I have been asked by one of my few readers to write about “My take on life” so here you go my “Anonymous Reader.”
For most of you know I was born in a small village in Bihar (we are yet to get a broadband connection in there). Have done primary schooling from Patna, High school from Dehra Dun and Engineering from Bangalore. Presently working for peanut at a software company in Bangalore.
I have tried to take life really seriously and always thought what to do about it. For instance the time when I finished my class 12 (Yes I used to wear school dress and was still a virgin from the thing called college), I knew that I will do something in Computers but what to do was the question. Some of the option I had were doing LEVEL ‘C’ course from DOEACC or a B.S.C. in Computers if any college’s form is available after my results are declared.
The above story gives us 2 lessons.
- Lesson 1. Always have a back up plan, No matter how obscure it is. (Like Doing DOEACC in my case)
- Lesson 2. Chances are there that you will chose a plan which is not in the list (I have done Engineering)
Let me tell you guys another story. During the final year in college days days (don’t i sound like some old learned dork, Though old and dork are true I am still skeptical about learned), it was the time of final project demo to the college. As the chance had our Head of Dept. was there. During our demo he started to screw with us by telling other lecturers that he has already seen project made by us in his previous college. At last i lost my patients and gave him a earful. The result we were allotted the least marks among the group.
Lessons Learnt were
- Lesson 1. Boss is always right
- Lesson 2. If accused, never ever tell the truth and make sure that the other person cant find the truth.
Now comes my last experience in the list. During my first year at my first job. The V. P. (Technical) of my company caught me surfing Orkut. At that time orkut was blocked in my organization. There were meeting and talk and discussion. All filled with accusation and counter accusations. On my part I defended myself by using the terms like lack of motivation, organizational behavior and interpersonal communication (in short all the crap what was fed to me during induction). The final effect, I was fed the crap once more and relived of duties for not including those crap during my stay at the company.
- Lesson 1. Never use the tricks on the teacher who taught them.
- Lesson 2. Study the environment before you do anything stupid. (Had i have seen the VP coming my screen would have shown c++ code other than orkut)