Saturday, July 11, 2009

Morning Blues

Weekday mornings are always boring. Many a times we wont feel like going office at all. We all love to get an extended sleep. The morning blues would be even worse if it is Monday morning after having a rocking weekend.

Morning in bed we device some plans. Check the roaster- is there any critical thing to be done this week. Or is my presence in office really required. Ok, convinced, it won't make a difference if am not going office for a day. Now reach out for the mobile phone, oh shit, it do have the charge only for a call. Start searching for the manager's number.

'Hello Sir, this is Harees here.'

'Good morning Harees, wassup? So early in morning'

'Sir am not feeling good'.

'Oh!!, What happened?'

'Nothing major Sir, I had dinner last night in a new hotel. I think, my digestive mechanism has rejected it '

'Oh is it?, Come on man take care. I'll handle the roaster for today'.

'Thank you Sir, I would try to come after noon, If the things go OK'

'Not needed Harees, You take rest for a day'.

Hey…bingo!!!. It worked…now find the bed sheet…cover it all over your body….and sleep.

Sometime your manager may also feel the same morning blues.

The conversation would go like this if that is the case.

'Hello Sir, this is Harees here.'

'Good morning Harees, wassup? So early in morning'

'Sir am not feeling good'.

'Oh!!, What happened?'

'Nothing major Sir, I had dinner last night in a new hotel. I think, my digestive mechanism has rejected it '

'Oh is it?, I am also not keeping good. I think I've got a small flue. I will call up Latif. He will handle todays roaster'.

'Thank you Sir'

'You take care'.

This won't work if you are using it very frequently. So go with a different plan.

'Good morning Sir, this is Harees here.'

'Good morning Harees, Is everything OK with you'

'Am doing good bozz. But the problem is, am in my hometown now. I was supposed to return Bangalore yesterday night itself. I actually came here to attend my friend's marriage and it happened in an outlying place. I was not able to return back in time and missed my buss. Thought of calling you yesterday itself, but decided not to disturb you.'

'Aha, ok try to get the bus on time at least today'

'I'll do that boss. Thank you'

Quite often you would get these kinds of calls from your subordinates also. If the calls you receive are at odd times, you could make it certain, this guys wants a leave today. The morning blue effect!!!.

The worst of these would be the new-year blues. For us January 1st is a working day. You might've called your bozz to get leave consent for half day. When you reach office, you could see an almost empty office.

13 comments:

Roschelle said...

Harees

I remember the intranet project.A particular incident when you never turned up for work.

Now I know the whole story.Im sure you were unwell.

Harees Seni said...

Ha ha ha... I like it...

The morning blue effect would be overruled if some critical works are going on...

That day I was really sick...

Priyen said...

Hey Harees !
sorry for diverting from ur Morning blues ...
but its reminding me those adsb days ... u remember that stomach pain happened to me at 3 am ..

hahaha :):)

Latifmn said...

Harees,

Sometimes morning blues will become so critical you need to convince manager , Specially When you have critical work at office and even more critical activities to perform back home. in such circumastances what do you do.

You know Sometimes we sacrifice personnel matters over office work and you also have a resposility as an individual in family. you need be available back home in such critical conditions. that time we will be left with no option except to adopt morning blues.

Harees Seni said...

Priyen,

As i also practice the morning blue tactics very much...i could sense it very well when my guys try to do it....

No probs maan...after all everybody need some rest...

Dharmbir said...

Harees,

For me all morning are blues only.
One day when I was having blues I called my Boss and befor I say any thing, He told "Last Night You had blast, I think your stomach must be upset and so take rest". Oh. God that was one of the greatest moment of my life.

Harees Seni said...

ha ha ha dharm...ur bozz kwns hw to bust the blues

Roschelle said...

Harees

One of the comments from Latifmn on your blog got me thinking.

Do we try to use the morning blues dialougue in escaping from work at home.

Harees Seni said...

ofcoz yes Roschi...
If I want to skip some work at home..i'll make a simple excuse.."The work at office is killing me...I should be there in office...otherwise things will go wrong.."..

And I would also try to convince the family that,am a critical resource in office.."Without me nothing would progress"...

Roschelle said...

Harees

Men got off with the escuse that they have work at office,I dont think women can play that card

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Ravi said...

ha ha ha...you all be late in this "blue morning" matter....

I started, when I was in schooling days...

Writing sick leave letter with fake sign of father’s and submitted to school teacher the next day of school days. Infact I have killed(for blue morning purpose) my grandmothers and grandfathers so many times.

Harees Seni said...

ravi
I cant stop myself from laughing when i read ur comment..

yes its been a ritual we follow religiously from our childhood days..

Grand fathers and Grand mothers would be killed multiple times every year...good that our class teachers keep changing when we go to new grade...

Our parents has successfully implemented morning blue busters..nothing but the cane stick..They knw how to send us to school...

But our Managers are yet have to invent a buster..they wont...coz they are also the victim of this blue effect....