Friday, March 17, 2006

Going..for the kill

If you've some busy work to do, that only needs a computer and an awake mind, and if you own a laptop, here's what you do..

  • Take said laptop and go to nearest cafe. (starbucks or local joe place for the anti-establishment types)
  • Park 2 blocks away, since all parking spots around cafe are taken.
  • Find a window seat. Plonk your stuff there. Chat up cute coffee-guy (/girl for those otherwise inclined)
  • First fiddle with the wireless. (you've gotta be online, can't work without connecting to work computer, google, (blogger, slashdot, other purewasteoftime websites)
  • When enough time has been spent surfing meaninglessly, stare out of window.
  • Keep track of the lucky *#@s that get to park right outside cafe and actually come to cafe.
  • Else see where they're going. Hey! you don't deserve that spot!
  • Look at cars passing by. Try to guess which of them are doing over the limit.
  • How much over? 10, 15, ???
  • Look at dog relieving himself in park opposite cafe.
  • Now go get some coffee, (jeez, can't just sit in a cafe and not give them some business..what'll cute guy think?)
  • Spend time deliberating what kind of gourmet coffee you're just about to waste money on. (What the hell, a few bucks to keep me motivated and work..)
  • Bring coffee, sit by window again, look outside. See if you can recognize anyone in the cars passing by.
  • You actually did? Call up that person and faff on the phone..try to freak them out by getting all mysterious and predicting where they are and all that.
  • The joke's on you, they probably hung up on your undergraduate sense of humour.
  • Well, what's your blog for? Go and blog about all these bright ideas. Atleast nobody can shut you up there.
  • Time for a bathroom break. (All that coffee...)
  • Come back to your table. Decide to seriously get your ass in gear and work.
  • It's dark. Cute guy comes to tell you they're closing soon. Kick yourself in the shin for not getting any work done.
  • Go home, toss and turn in bed. The damn analysis is due tomorrow. Think of a really good excuse to tell boss (that you haven't used up already)

Time was executed in the most brilliant and creative fashion here. Good job. give self pat on back.

Any ideas for the excuses junta? I'm in deep shit here! :-0


Sayesha said...

Hehehehe! :D

Good use of time, I wish I had the time to do something like this :(

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

oh, be glad you don't. nobody does, really. only nikamma's like me. :)
ah well..i'll save my guilt-trip for another post, mebbe. ;)