Thursday, March 01, 2007

Corporate life


It is so tough to digest that you are not a student anymore, getting up when you please and working late into the night and watching the crack of dawn beckon to you from your windowsill. These days my alarm is set to early morn, and yet I always get up before it rings. Then comes the obsession to clean everything in the apartment before I jump in the shower; a few minutes checking messages and then setting off to work.. a crowded PATH train, where it has never been possible to read the book that I carry.. unlike the typical New Yorker who balances his paper so perfectly as he checks the headlines. Ten minutes and the train sails into the World trade center, and up the flights of stairs along with a thousand others, who are in such a hurry that they push past you. Then comes the ten minute walk to work.. and then a busy day that goes on until six for me, mostly later for the rest.

The sun has set when I step out in the evening. As I pass the church and the Borders store, it is so tempting to just step into a blissful world of books and silent readers, but I hurry on, back to the PATH and then home. Then it's a quickly made meal, which just suits my taste, unlike the ones I made in Boston, according to my friends preferences.

I switch on the DVD player & TV and get into bed with F.R.I.E.N.D.S, until I get my comcast connection. Then sleep takes over, until tomorrow.

Life is so fast, and the days are short. A month has gone by before I realize it. Time moved faster in Boston as well, but over there it was measured by company and never ending trips and laughter over Poker.

I have been visiting Boston for the past two weekends, to catch up with my friends and Gala night at the ISSI. It always feels great to be back there, as the city is filled with the most wonderful memories of beautiful days and happy faces.

8 comments:

Zero said...

From now on, we shall officially refer to this human phenomenon as chrises; without resorting to the quote-unquote thing, mind you.

Divya Das said...

hah! a typical work-life... At times I wonder if the dough is actually worth giving up the freedom and fun that student-life does.. but, end of the day.. I am glad that there is a work life, which makes you look back at and cherish student-life!

Reshma said...

All I can say is you are living the life that would remain only as my dream :(.
You know what I mean :-|

Prasanna said...

Looks like u want some free time to go surfing in Nebraska! You should have thought about that b4 joinin GS! Havin joined GS, you are several nuts short of a full pounch of fun! May be, after a year we would fall off the GS tree and hit through every stupid branch and finally feel as smart as bait! At that time, we mite think, "I could have rather done an experiment on Artifiicial stupidity or joined a league of nostril hair!".... But yeah, until then we got to stick to GS! "GS-Work ROCKS!" Keep sayin that, so that u dont feel left out!

Prassy. . . Invincible said...

Looks like u want some free time to go surfing in Nebraska! You should have thought about that b4 joinin GS! Havin joined GS, you are several nuts short of a full pounch of fun! May be, after a year we would fall off the GS tree and hit through every stupid branch and finally feel as smart as bait! At that time, we mite think, "I could have rather done an experiment on Artifiicial stupidity or joined a league of nostril hair!".... But yeah, until then we got to stick to GS! "GS-Work ROCKS!" Keep sayin that, so that u dont feel left out!

Mithra said...

Reshma, you may never know, but definitely there are things more awesome waiting for you!

Divya, I guess the grass always feels greener on the other side!!

Prassy, I have no qualms abot the work.. it's the play and fun that I miss :) Tho I guess I'm catching up on that!

And as for "chrises" Zero, You must give it to me for thereby naming my own phenomenon!

Zero said...

Why, of course, I must.

Not just that, I'd actually like to borrow the phenomenon to substantiate the existence of my poor self too.

Kindly oblige.

Mithra said...

Permission Granted :)