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Hopes dashed ..yet again

June 6, 2008

Years ago  a small little girl in a faraway little town used to diligently take cut outs from the back of comics and magazines like Tinkle or Target (now defunct) fill them up in the hope of getting a ‘free gift’.More often than not she would be disappointed (avid readers of Calvin and Hobbes would recall that episode where Calvin would gorge on chocolate frosted sugar bomb cereals just to ensure that he has enough flaps to get what was advertised as a “motor powered propellor” but finally ended up being a silly hat with three blades).

But this little girl continued undaunted.Meanwhile she progressed from Tinkle to Reader’s Digest where she was promised an awesome Personal Organizer,leather covered and all .All she had to do was send them twenty addresses of potential Reader’s Digest subscribers.Which she did- fake and authentic.And all she got was a teeny weeny address book.

Did this ever waver her faith? Of course not.After all hope springs eternal in the human soul.

Circa 2008.

The little girl is all grown up.Or so she thinks.She heard of this phenomenon called “bonus” which apparently is the magic wand which makes people slog like asses the year round. And so she waited to lay her hands on it.Market conditions were not good.She heard of people getting dismal bonuses and increments all over Dalal street and Wall Street alike.All ominous signs.

But of course she hoped..and hoped..and hoped even more.The rational part of her brain deduced that bonus just cannot be good this year.But the emotional/irrational part of her being hoped – after all appraisals were not bad

And like before reality didn’t meet expectations.

And like before the little girl continues to hope..

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Anu permalink
    June 6, 2008 4:04 pm

    Yeah there is already a fund set up long ago called Anu poverty relief fund which am sure have told you about ! Lets do the fund raising now !

  2. sid permalink
    June 6, 2008 4:57 pm

    Well, considering the fact that in just 6 months, you got more than double the bonus i earned in a year!!and i guess most people i know.and a promotion to top that!!..i should be the one writing this post not u…in how many companies can you expect such a bonus in 6 months!!
    guys dont get misled by this post..she is just avoiding treating me at Peshawari restaurant :-(..Hopes dashed!!mine definitely

  3. June 6, 2008 5:35 pm

    My hopes have been dashed too. I was hoping for an all-paid vacation in the Maldives. Never happenned – even though the lil sis has been getting fat bonuses.

  4. June 6, 2008 8:05 pm

    Brilliantly articulated !
    Couldn’t have been put better 🙂

  5. rasha permalink
    June 7, 2008 7:29 am

    bonus? english is it? i thought most people didnt even get paid…having a blast are we then 😛

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