Friday, October 24, 2008


It’s already 11 AM and I am still in the parking lot of my apartment.
These days, I am consistent in one thing- “Going late to office”.

And another thing along with this has come into my routine, in-fact 2 things- rushing on the roads cursing any living/non living thing that comes in my way. And the other thing is- thinking of a reason to fire out, if any some one is even remotely interested my coming late to office. This part of Sandy’s life is called Creativity.

And the interesting thing is: I started getting a lot of reasons from the time I started looking for one. Though no one cares to ask me about them here in office, I don’t want to let go my creativity to ruins, so posting them (I believe that helping those who are in need of reasons is also a form of social service):

The best one is today’s

The street near our house that I come by is blocked by localities for their Diwali celebrations. And even yesterday, the road is semi blocked by procession for the festival. The interesting thing is- they don’t give a chance to the ppl like me to bawl for blocking the traffic, because they do it first on us. They treat the traffic like the shame on Bangalore’s face… the one that is killing their happiness, peace and freedom. (I dunno what freedom is for them, may be build their own drawing room on the public roads). But today there is no stopping, they managed to put a tent on the road and block both sides of it with heavy stones. Not that I have to travel 10 extra kms because of this, but this is a good enuf reason. What say?

Here is the next best for Bangloreans

When I go to office from marathalli to indiranagar, I see some roads wet because of rain and some really dry. I never felt Bangalore that big, but these different weather reports from different places makes me think otherwise. Nevertheless this is one of the best arrows in my quiver – “It was raining when I started”. But I plan to do this only when the roads in/near my house or office are wet.

And here is the most common one:

Traffic jam near any of the signals, and the best is near 3 or more signals. And you should add ‘I hate Bangalore traffic’ and when you are saying this, you should sound really nasty.... buddy.

And if you come by bike/2 wheeler

say something like 'India is going to dogs; no one can save the country. It is totally corrupt.' You need not mean any of these (and I personally feel that people who abuse the country this freely do not really mean all that they say) but this is just to create a solid base for the reason that you are about to fire. The Traffic police caught me. I had to pay 100 bucks even though I have all the papers, and when some one says “why did you pay?” as a natural reaction to your red lines (I meant all that concern for India), you can say- “I did not want to come late to office, fighting with him. So decided to shed the money ”. Now you see- you can as well gather some goodwill if your manager overhears the conversation. And this works out best if it is the end of a month, you will see some one or the other who really went through this, and they can add some more meat to your reason.

P.S. 1: For me reasons are just reasons, they can’t alter some thing that happened, but just something to make you/others happy, so don’t think too much about right/wrong good/bad true/false when you are giving one. Just give something that works.
P.S. 2: I don’t want to over load this post for the sake of retaining interest, shall post other reasons based on the response to this one
P.S. 3: You can add your own reasons as comments; we can work together on productizing your reason ☺


  1. My best reason: I was reading some interesting blog post and didn't know that it was time :-P

  2. head ache... i'll come late... esp if your managers boozes, you can say a late night party; a smile will cross his face...

  3. @prakash

    i;ll say that i was reading prakash's blog. My reputation will increase aswell ;)

    and wow anil,

    another benefit of boozing :)

  4. one more....

    need to pick up an uncle/aunty (works well if it is aunty) from u have gone twice across the bangalore to pick him/her up and drop safely at ur place.....

  5. good one dude..

    and i think it works out best, if this uncle/aunt is coming to see you as you couldnt go to their place for a long time.. ("you see, I are very dedicated to office work, and dont take frequent leaves.." type build-up)

  6. "watched a movie last night and i woke up very late" this can be a reason if i am ready to accept a pink slip :P

  7. hmm..

    but we are looking for +ve reasons here.

  8. Nice :D My spirit for an enjoyable ride was totally shattered in bangalore, i see you have just come about full circle ! when did ur office move to indiranagar ;) ?

    - Anshuman

  9. hey anshuman..

    h r u doing?

    i;ve shifted to Sonoa Systems recently. The office is in Indiranagar