Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ponderings of the Pensive Kid in the Office

Grawrsh. Lazed butt on the run -- erm no, on the couch? My butt’s so lazy I can’t start to do anything. I am dizzy, the kind of dizzy you get when you’re sleepy, and I can’t seem to start writing or start pretty much anything. Oddly though, when I start viewing websites which are unrelated to work, or start writing things that make no observable value-added to the things I am supposed to be writing, the dizziness shakes off.

The things Mark Twain teaches us – if you remember the English classes well, you know his wise words about the difference between work and play. And I quote from the The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do”. Classic example – reading the BBC. Back in second year college, willing myself to read the BBC to matterload is such a horrendously difficult task. Well for one the bloody English write differently, and two, the reading is required to become a well-versed, well-rounded average reasonable person aka debater. But look at how the tables are turned today observing dear Mr. Twain’s adage. Today I read the BBC for pleasure. I have an RSS feed on my browser and BBC articles are one drop-down menu and one click away. Reading the BBC is fun – but really, it is only fun because I am supposed to be reading PEZA articles and the latest BOI tables. Oh and screw that, of course I can’t forget FDI for the following verticals: medical transcription, finance back office, and engineering process outsourcing. I’ve read so much about them I can recite the top verticals even in my sleep.

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