Monday, March 19, 2007


Have you ever been to a meeting after working for 9 hrs in office ??...Pheww !! I had been to one such meeting recently and the result was a disaster.
5.30 pm..I was desperately waiting to get out of office..only 30 minutes more and I would be a free TV..sit online..but then I got this mail from my boss about a meeting which I would have to attend on Fraud Prevention.." What Fraud Prevention ??..What a $#%# topic..Why meeeee?? ".Forget about the boring topic ..this meeting was at a office which is about 2 hrs from my place. "DAMN IT !! I will have to rush" ..and my boss in his usual style said " Dimple this will be a life time ka experience..get the best out of it..thats why I suggested your name !! " (Life time ka experience..?? ) .In my mind I was like " Sir I don't want this experience..plzz you only go..don't send me..I am least interested"..but in front of him I opened my mouth as if I had won a miss Universe contest..."Wowww..!!! Thank you Sir..It will be soooo interesting "...I reached the place late..but was very sad to know that meeting had not yet started.After thoda time the meeting started..sadly there was not a single person whom I knew..The meeting was boring and the trainer was worse..Yawn and a double YAWNnnnnn from my eyes were drooping and I was dozing off at regular intervals..

Don't know why but there is always a bugger in every meeting ( Let it be current office meetings or earlier college time meetings ) who feels fresh, active regardless of the shit topic being discussed..and has countless doubts..also these kind of species are least concerned about others.Now this kind was also present in my meeting.One point from the trainer 10 doubt's from his side...My sleep was getting disturbed because of him..every time he would ask a doubt ..our trainer would ask us the answer..toh naturally I would have to act as if I was thinking about the solution. Nodding my head time and again had caused a sprain in my neck, Torture had reached such a level..that different inventions that can be done (for people like me) where coming in my mind..what if I had some mechanism so that I could make a eye shape on my eyelid..people would think I am wide awake..but I would sleep inside...Heheheh nobody would come to know about that..and I would sleep silently...without anybody disturbing me..Zzzzzz....and then I would reach a jungle and suddenly fall in a hole...Thuddd!!....eeee I am awake ..I am awake...shit man I again dozed off in between..I kept my eyes wide open so that this would not happen again....Irritation level was increasing.."Abbe kya problem hai iski..kitna doubt hai isko..ek toh ghar pe jaane ke liye I am getting late..who is he where does he stay". But this went to deaf ears..people were really interested in this topic or may be they were just too good actors....actors...damn it ..what boring people..Suddenly I heard a voice "Excuse me ..can you just tell me what is the topic of discussion??.."..AAAHHHHH !!!! my soulmate...I looked sideways to know who was this person... He was sitting like Amitabh Bachan in DON watching Helen Dance..ek dum araam se...(sorry I just can't recollect his name will call him Mr A )

Looks: 8 on 10
Attitude : 10 on 10

I was quite happy to have him ..(Not because of the above marks scored by him) but 'coz I was superior to least I knew the topic of discussion..I said " Fraud prevention
of course "..

"Tch Tch that I know..what a waste of time..I would have reached home by this time.."
"Ya I swear ..on the top of it I am feeling so sleepy.."
He winked at me and said " Ya ya I saw that .."
" I was sleeping but still I know the topic..!!!"..I snapped back
"Ohh !! Don't get angry..I mean who wont feel sleepy.. even I was sleeping..I nearly fell off the chair...arre who wont sleep in his lecture..he is such a thakela Ramu Kaka "
"Ramu Kaka..??"
"ya from puraane zamaane ka movies"
I tried to react to this stupid joke in a matured way by giving a expression of Was-That-A-Joke ..but ended up giggling like Amrita Singh of Chameli Ki Shaadi..
eeehhheee eehheee ( Plz don't take this for Keshto Mukherjee's laughter...)..
Me : " You were also sleeping ??..but how come I never saw this scene.."
Mr A : "Hahah that is the trick..You have to practice it..."
Me : "Yaaaa !! ..plz teach me how to sleep in meetings without anybody knowing it !!"
"You know what.. Usually I don't give coaching on this topic ..but in your case I will tell you how I manage it .."
Excited Me : "ok ok ready"
"You rest your hand on the table and put your chin on the top..this gives your neck immense satisfaction ..but your tired eyes get an excuse to doze off in between..experience has shown that every time you will sleep..your hands will slip from the table..and in case somebody catches a glimse of this scene..don't feel embarrassed..give a irritated expression and say "Sheh !! I think somebody had his lunch on this much hand is slipping..!! "..95 % chances are that the person will also start complaining about one of his colleague's who makes the table dirty while eating ..and 5% chances are that you might get caught..but heyyy as it is you are not going to meet him again .."..
Surprised me :"Is that all ?? "
Confident Mr A:"Do you know every body in this round table meeting is is just that they are experienced like me..they know how to sleep with open eyes..why, didn't you notice..nobody is uttering even a single word."

Now I saw the people from his eyes..and yaa they all were sleeping..this male..he was so cool..and so goooood...hmm did I say good..naah he was god !!...;)

" But what about that gorilla..why is he asking so many doubts"
" Gorilla has to do that 'coz it is appraisal time..and the trainer.. is his boss"
"Ohh poor thing...are you not scared to doze off..what if the trainer catches you?"
He gave a very wicked smile , leaning towards me he said " You know what..he can't do that to me..'coz I AM HIS (TRAINER'S) BOSS and it is appraisal time !! "
I bit my lips.." What?? "
Giving a wink he smiled " Hahahha that was a joke..!! "
" Shit.. you scared me"
After receiving "Gyaan" from him I was all set to sleep confidently in the meeting..Thanks XYZ..

Though I still don't have much idea of how to prevent fraud..I have a fairly good idea of sleeping with my eyes open in office and now am Ready to Conquer any meeting !!..:))


Hirdu said...

hmmmm... :)

Here are my tip to not get caught while sleeping. This one is perfected over period of 7 Years by observing masters of this art. From Freshers to CEO all have claimed this one is the best.

How to:
1. The key is physical appearance of course: You need to add in an accessory to you personality which is glasses onto your face. Does not matter if your eyes are weak or they are perfect. Wear a pair of reading glasses in all meetings. :) This makes you serious on one hand and on other hand people find it difficult to find if your eyes are closed or open :)

2. Depending on your position you need wear your attire on a meeting day. Meetings without notice are like surprise test. But we shall learn to tackle them also of course :) So key here is to get lost in the crowd :) so that the trainer never notices you. Now being a girl it's against the human law to not get noticed but no pain no gain ;)

3.The best positions from the trainer are neither too far from him/her nor too near :) always sit behind your senior's :) this really helps :) never face them in case of cross tables ;) this also helps to not to get noticed :)

4. Now this is something like extra innings...If you want some points and do not want to be disturbed in your sleep...As soon as you woke up and listen carefully and ask the very first question as soon as trainer allows. The most generic one is "Are you really sure this will happen this way only? Isn't there any other way?" Notice that the question has only pronouns which shall match different nouns in different people's mind...whatever is the match you have already kicked in the balls ;)

5. Never be over enthusiastic in first few minutes of meeting this screws your chances to sleep later :)

There are lot others..but most of them are tailor made ;)

Dimple said...

Heyy that was so cool !!!...hmm mujhe to thoda doubt mei daal diya yaar..u wr not "that" person who was sitting with me in the meeting rt..;)

Hirdu said...

:) no no no chance....You didn't somebody hitting you on yr toes in the meeting right... :)

If I had been there no body sleeps :)

Manish said...

aapke likhne ka andaaz mazedaar hai :) aisi situaions se hum sab guzarte hain par mujhe abhi tak aankhein khol kar sone ka tareeka nahin aya :p

serendipity said...

thanks for dropping by my blog.....i m also a movie junkie like u......hey ur post was hell interesting...thanks for teaching how to sleep during boring meetings...

Dimple said...

@Hirdu :ya ya..."that" person also didnt allow me to sleep..kept me throughly engaged with his jokes.;)

@Manish : Thank you manishjee..:)

@serendipity: Thanks man !!

Nabila Zehra Zaidi said...

interesting stuff....!!

n definitely very useful too....I for one did not doze off in the middle of the write up...;)

Nimmi said...

heyyyy u write so welll ..........had me in splits ..:)

Vikas said...

nice to kno that how we can sleep

Dimple said...

@ Nabila : hey thanks..btw tell me the name of that person who dozed off while reading my blog..I will not leave him/her..:P

@Nimmi and vikas : Thank you ppl..:)

Ashu said...

He he this was the best of all
Actually that tactic really works u know, resting ur chin on the palm of ur hand ;) from personal experiance

Ashu said...

oh yes n thank god I didn't c the sequel of Nostalgia newhere nearby;)

Dimple said...

@ashu : thanks yaar..and btw the sequel will come..coz the show must go on..;)

Wanderer said...

fantastic! i can even apply your trick in my class, and see how the experiment works... will do some research and get back with results :P

Dimple said...

@wandrer: Ya ya do try it ..and then lemme know..all the best..;)

Vandana said...

i guess u wud have mastered the art by now.

Gaurang said...

hahahah that was fun...
had me in splits..
nicely written... indeed

Dimple said...

@vandana: U bet I have become a expert in that..:)..tell me if u need some help

@ gaurang: Thanks man

matty said...

umm that was a lot of gyan..
i guess it would help me in d future..
well as for nw..i am in yr..
d last bench is sometimes more comfy than my bed!