Thursday, July 07, 2005

Of red and black figures....

He sat looking at the latest figures, some of them encouraging, while some quite the reverse. Now he had to make plans which would ensure that he wasnt chastised for the figures, and also reach an agreement on the next month's figures - low enough so he could achieve them easily... both daunting tasks.
He was thankful that none of the figures were in red, that was the worst that could happen.. but even then, these were not the kind of figures that inspired people.. but he had a plan in mind,he would talk about competition, and how they used unfair methods to get the numbers they got,of how the solutions he gave were not given the kind of respect they deserved, but the Calvin kind of dialogues always got him into trouble, so he would have to tread carefully..
he believed that he could think and act for himself, but his parents had little faith in him, well, only as much faith as could be, on a 10 year old, who did all he could, to talk his way out of the dismal marks he got at school..
He was waiting to become older, when he wouldnt have to go through all this nonsense. he would start working, and then he would be able to do exactly what he wanted, and not bother about justifying to others about figures at all.....
until next time, the battles are still the same..:)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

so they are, so they are...
very wise very early in the morning, manu..
austere

Poornima said...

I'm always blaming the system. 10 year olds are supposed to think of trees, kites, whistles and a zillion other better things. And to think that they are thinking of figures and already?! 34-24-34 was it?

Nupur said...

:)
aww!!! "bachhe ki jaan loge kya?"

good one!

Deez said...

indeed! some things dont change, they just take different shapes.

the monsters of yesterday r managers of today...ha ha ha!!!

until next time...u dont have a way out, but to stand and fight...:)

Stone said...

difficult to figure the changing figures...

Pallavi said...

little battles will always be there is that war that the soul has to be concerned

manuscrypts said...

hey austere, when's the return to active blogging?? :)

poornima: yup, a couple more here and there :D

manuscrypts said...

nupur: on the contrary, aaj kal bache jaan lene lage hai!!

deez: until next time..!! lol

manuscrypts said...

stone: its all for u to figure out!!

pallavi: but for now, these battles have to be fought!

Pixel8 said...

and i still havent been able to "figure" life out!

phatichar said...

My fav throw-back line has anyways been 'go figure'.. :)

Mirage said...
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Mirage said...

Don't u think its the other way round?? I mean mostly the 10 yr olds get to have their way coz theyre younger and have cute ways to emotionally blackmail parents!

Anz said...

still those red marks scare me :(

manuscrypts said...

pixel: and will we ever?? :)

phatichar: :)

manuscrypts said...

mirage: never worked for me!! :(

anz: just a few years more :)

GratisGab said...

good one.

woooo! too much light for your blog...had gotten used to the squinting :)

Anonymous said...

poor fellow does not know what is waiting outside.

wish we were young again KNOWING what adulthood brings with it.

Parna

lemongrass.blogdrive.com

manuscrypts said...

gabby: lol, u meanie!! :)

parna: but u really wouldnt like to be burdened early with all that!!

Anonymous said...

that is true. but then again, we won't worry about *little* things like these knowing full well what mammoth mountains lay ahead.

Parna

anubhav said...

lol..that script seems so familiar..

they told me in school that u dont have to study in college

here they tell me they u screw at jobs too..

gosh now i know why everybody wants nirvana :)

nice post

manuscrypts said...

parna: perhaps it is best we do worry a little, for two reasons - we might give up - thinking of the montains ahead and it prepares us for the battles ahead.

anubhav: maybe they are wrong :).. and yes, all looking for nirvana with no idea of what it is ...

Anz said...

The years for the marks have gone by but still those red marks send a shiver down my spine what if they had been red :P

blokes said...

so when did u turn dmk?! this yr our company finally moved from red to black- u know what that feeling is like?! "go figure" LOL!

manuscrypts said...

anz: ah, possibilities.. that makes sense..

blokes: DMK?!!