Thursday, May 12, 2005

Work is Worship??

"Garden City Unguarded!!" screamed the headline, and he couldn't help but agree. in the past few days, the crime rate in the city was reaching alarming proportions. from common thieves to rapists to murderers , the city had become a haven for miscreants of all sorts... and the public and the media were raising a hue and cry over it, and rightly so...as he looked at the starry sky outside, the high rise buildings and the teeming nightlife, he knew why the city was being targeted for all the crimes - the sheer money that was so obviously and garishly displayed, and the huge percentage of non locals who had made this city their home... and because of that, travelling in the city after dark had become a very risky business...
he looked at his co-passengers in the bus, his colleagues, all of them belonging to the city, because his organisation believed in employing only the locals, giving them a chance to make money and realise their dreams... the founders of the organisation were veterans in their respective functional areas and all the employees were complete professionals, well trained and devoted to their job..
he felt a surge of pride, his organisation did set high standards...and he could honestly say that they were doing path breaking stuff... like the cliche went, they were not doing different things, but were indeed doing them differently...
his organisation was literally giving the software companies and the call centers a run for their money...he remembered that he was initially skeptical about joining, especially the late working hours and night shifts, but after knowing about the vision, work culture etc, he was convinced.. and now the organisation was taking care of the employees' transportation too, a nice gesture to say they cared...
as he watched different people getting down, he realised he was himself only a few minutes away from his stop... he was slightly apprehensive today because of the news about the increasing crime rate.. he wondered if the cops were doing something about it... he hoped not, for that would make his and his colleagues' work slightly difficult....
until next time, it helps to be organised...

21 comments:

Elixir said...

lol not self descriptive is it??
n yeah buzy hunting...i love this place man!!!

Pallavi said...

yeah right.. they are organized alright.. I think that its all those parking guys who seem to have lost their income with a stroke of the govt's rule... Sometimes I wonder how they would feed their family and are they the ones who have resorted to this crime.. They have a huge network and they know all the schedules... who better than them and I sympathise with them.. totally.. imagine.. a genre of people left in the streets suddenly.. SIGH..

Deez said...

ther too are organized......:-O
no wonder, ther are doing so well!

Angel said...

Hmmmmm...nice take on the human side of criminals....I love your stories man :)

manuscrypts said...

elixir: er..uhoh that was supposed to be a secret..lol

pallavi: thats quite a good theory..

manuscrypts said...

vanilla: a possibility :)

angel: yup, sometimes i like them too :)

erratica said...

to be honest, i didnt get the story *confused look* either the usual suspense element was not there or i failed to spot it

sqrl/NT said...

I didnt get it either :|...is this an exclusively Bangalore thing?

manuscrypts said...

erratica: check out the last para, read it a lil more carefully..:) u shd get it..

sqrl/nt: though its written keeping in mind something specifically happening here, it is still a stand alone story... like i said, read the para, esp the last line a lil more carefully..:)

GratisGab said...

hai re manu...!!! scary...now why're you writing such dark stuff..? *suspicious look*

erratica said...

i got it! i got it! how dumb of me, *sheepish grin* i shud hv read the last para more carefully. nice story with your trademark twist in the tale

pearl said...

The ending was a surprise. All through you led me into believing, it was a story about BPO s !

manuscrypts said...

gratis gab: things ar pretty scary in bangalore... all i did was add a twist.. :).. besides, with the final star wars movie coming out, i am also giving vent to my 'dark side' ;)...

erratica: :)

Stone said...

Very true...they r much better-organized now a days!

manuscrypts said...

pearl: that was the idea :)

stone: u havent said unfortunately!!...lol

Grafxgurl said...

hey dropped in to say hi... hope your doing fine!

very clever writing!!!

coolcat said...

didnt get the crime manu ... :-/

manuscrypts said...

hey grafxgurl :)

coolcat: the first para??

Anonymous said...

Godfather bangaluru ishyle?
austere

garfy said...

I am sssssooooooo sure i posted a comment here yesterday! Where is it? :((

Or was I stoned? :(

manuscrypts said...

austere: doubt if it is as romantic as that..lol

garfy: i think its the latter :p