10.9.07

Waiting for Murugesh ...

The importance of the coffee-person in any office can never be underestimated. He is, easily, the most venerated person; helping to soothe irate nerves and keep the peace.
His arrival is the most anticipated moment during the day. All work comes to a grinding halt when he's around, space cleared on cluttered tables, every eye on him, with thankful sighs resonating all around.

11 AM : OMG ! half hour more ! Why can't he come a little earlier?
11.10 AM : 20 minutes more! This is torture !!
11.20 AM : I give up. No more work can be done until i get some hot liquid down my throat. I wonder how i can pretend to be working until Murugesh arrives ....
11.30 AM : A smiling Murugesh walks in, with his usual "madam - tea or coffee?"
The whole atmosphere in the office changes. Frowns and scowls turn into smiles,everyone crowds around the "coffee-table" and the entire office echoes with happy chatter.

11.35 AM : the chatter dies down, everyone's back to their respective places, eagerly counting down to 4.30 PM ...

11.35 AM(IF murugesh hasn't turned up yet) : JF: "hello .. Murugesh, elli iddira? ( or, Murugesh, Goobe, bega barakkagalva!!)"
Murugesh: "Coming...coming.."
expectant faces looking wistfully at the clock and doorway; until the sound of Murugesh's footsteps on the kota brings a smile to their faces ..

7 comments:

the persistence of time said...

looks like your vetti office culture revolves around a couple of teas and lunch. :P

Prarthana Ravishankar said...

Too much tea is not good for health my sister....
This is a nice post.. Different

Sivaguru said...

i remember arumugam - the tea maker in one of my earlier organizations.
he would feel offended if someone refused to have his tea.
a tea-totaller like me got to having many a day, during every tea break and also whenever theer was a guest / meeting.
could it be that murugesh and arumugam - represent the god with six faces, who probably needed one tea per mouth?

leosevents said...

Ya...can completely relate to ' Murugesh' character...even I have such a character who plays a very important role in my office hours.

Cheers
Leo

Rajeev said...

hehe!! I so love coffee.
I live on it. makes me have a cup of coffee now! :(
Murugesh where are u!:P
lol!

peace & love
Jeevy

Malu said...

Amma chiiti oda tea pidikadu ,But you wait for Murugesh's tea .ummm...

Vijay Krishnan said...

Imagine what happens when each office floor has its own break area with a bewildering assortment of hot n cold beverage options...being vetti becomes an art form :)