Monday, August 22, 2005

Life inside a dumpster

For the past month or so, I have been living inside a dumpster. No, I am not talking about the unclean state of my room; I really am. I was working very hard, burning the midnight oil, when my wife pointed out that I did not need to do that since we had electric lamps in the house. So I tried burning the electric lamps, but for some reason they didn't produce so much light as oil.

Anyway, I had so much work to do that I had to work through the nights. That's because our maid servant was on vacation and someone had to clean the house, the utensils, change sheets, change the baby's nappies, walk the dog... Wait a minute, we don't have a baby or a dog. Damn the neighbors!!!

That should explain my absence from this blog. I did NOT fall in the fountain once again, thank you very much for asking. I am not so clumsy anymore. That was a long time back and I was only 26 at that time!!!

Finally, my wife could take it no more. "What's the point of you living in the house when all you do is compete with your midnight oil for precious Oxygen?", she rightly asked. I tried to explain that, unlike the oil, I did not produce Carbon Monoxide, but she was not in a receptive mood. She threw me out of the house and I now live in a dumpster. I plan to go and woo her back soon. As soon as I finish this project...

14 Comments:

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Satya said...

he he
very nice line "and i was only 26"
bravo !

 
At 12:41 AM, Blogger Dilip D'Souza said...

You didn't fall in the fountain? Then what were you doing in there last Sunday about 3pm?

 
At 2:11 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

Yeah, you've been burning something alright !! :)

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger Anurag said...

Satya, I was too. Such a tender age to go through such a traumatic experience!!!

Dilip, I thought we decided you were not going to tell! I remember buying you a mango milkshake as bribe.

Vignesh, do I sense sarcasm? No, just a hint? No?

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger Rat said...

How long more till the project is done ???

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mint Chutney said...

Wow! You were only 26 when you fell into the fountain? I didn't realize it was that long ago. I'm sorry I mocked you. : )

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger GettingThere said...

ROTFLMAO on Mint's comment. hehehe

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Mandar said...

hey anurag! nice post, man.

all the best with the project.

and yes, mint's comment - superb! me too ROTFL. :))

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger Shrutz said...

Funny...
I can't say I don't symathise with your wife! Midnight oil can be terrible competition for a woman!

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger @mit said...

Anurag - really Funny .... The dumpsters in Pune are not worht living though.... change the job ...

 
At 3:54 AM, Anonymous ayesha said...

hey ... was passing by ... chanced on ur blog. Im hooked...(read ' i spend hours in office doing nothing')... Ended up reading the archives as well(read 'i spend hours in office doing nothing'). Very cool... i Likes.

 
At 5:35 AM, Blogger Meera said...

nice blog u have here.

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger Anurag said...

Rat: Should be wrapping one of the projects up in a week's time, hopefully.

Mint C: That's OK, my writing is a bit youngish.

Gettingthere: X-(

Mandar: X-(

Shrutz: I know. :(

@mit: I like this particular dumpster, actually. It's not that unclean, just a little cramped.

Ayesha: Welcome, new reader. I am glad there are others who spend their office time browsing as well.

Anna: Thanks.

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger The Arbit Council said...

a man who knows his yahoo smileys! ah! a man after my own heart!

:-D

[no i'm not gay :-w]

 

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