After a very long time we part, rather have to. God knows if we will ever be together again. The verdant moments of merriment will now cease to exist from my life. The time we spent together, just talking, making coffee, exploring the world, discussing our careers, talking about family and plans of his marriage in Goa and other trivial, worldly and spiritual matters – all of it is ending.
I do not care if I sound terribly sentimental and emotional, or anything the like, the Fact remains that we are parting ways. Like Joey, from FRIENDS says, “Why God, Why??? Why US??? – We had a deal!” Imagine if Harry, Ron and Hermione are forced to split. This is what is happening. Poor Li’l Disney, she was just living in her little bubble filled with bliss, when she got an SOS for need of space to accommodate some human beings, and Disnie just can’t say no when some one asks her for help. That is just her. And they found space – by replacing us; no, we are not fired, not yet at least, we just have to shift our place to elsewhere. That is what is soooo disheartening. I am not a person who would attach a value to something like a workstation, but then I have to admit, I have had the most amazing neighbors – BizTrivia and Sail, who gave me all those nice memories, Vade mecum and eventually make me want to write about our glorious time together. BizTrivia is a chemical engineer (with a masters in information mgt.) with an amazingly varied interest. The only chemistry that probably interests him these days are the covalent bonds that are formed by the force of mutual attraction between the like-minded particles (seriously, no IQ!=no EQ) that constitute the work environment 😛 Anyway, not digressing to incorrect chemistry. BizTrivia has an abundance of knowledge and more importantly the enthusiasm to share it with others – not someone who acts smart all the time, but some one who will undoubtedly share wisdom if you ask for it. Or not some one who would be verbose and loquacious but someone who is the most taciturn of all people I know. Consider handling a person like me, with a never-ending array of the weirdest and dumbest questions, BizTrivia has an answer to all of my questions, and I am left mostly amazed by logic and fact.
Sail on the other hand is like the “peddakka” to both BizTrivia and me. Every little thing she does is magic, (u guessed rite, am listening to Sting), including the way she says “yes”. From what I know, she seems to be a rather cool-headed, nonchalant person but she does form an opinion on everyone based on his or her actions. And yes, in her case, as proven by her photographs, they can be deceptive. 😛 she provided all the amusement that I needed to keep me from killing myself due to monotony. These two people mean a whole lot to me – have learnt a great deal from both of them.
To put it in a clichéd manner, all good things come to an end, and so did our tenure in The Cube. If you noticed I started with having to part, but now I write in past tense (I really do not know if the former is present continuous or perfect or whatever). The Cube had begun to have a life of its own. Before, no one even bothered to venture to the island that we were isolated in, but after a move that brought in Sail, like the whiff of wet earth brings in an agreeable ambience, there was an unusual surge of people that would come over to have a good time and feel entertained or enlightened. There was always something happening in The Cube. But now The Cube, is just like any another cube.
With Sail and me no longer there, it is just BizTrivia and some vague stranger – no one would come anywhere where we are seated, unless of course, we are spotted together. The move has been to different ends of the world. I have moved to the main continent while BizTrivia remains where he is. Sail moved to the tip of the island, making contact very difficult with mainland. BizTrivia is seated next to a new person who joined the team, someone right out of college, not someone I would be judgmental about, not yet I guess. Sail, has interesting company… three men. Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink. One of them is newly married and in the afterglow of it, the other got committed recently and smitten, and the last one, well, let’s just say she may never have a sane conversation with some one who is racist. Phone calls are plenty in that region. Interestingly her interest in music has also increased after the move.
Poor BizTrivia the lonely guy has no such kinds of entertainment. Surrounded by people who you don’t know and/or don’t want to know – he must really miss us. The move into the new cube has not been very pleasing either. I even thought of absconding from work and faxing my resignation. Work may be monotonous, but people and the vibes that are around make you feel positive. Here I have nothing but a silent cube. I guess everyone is silent because they fear they may anger or disturb someone else, who would in turn return the “Favor” by simply making crass remarks, in one of the most acrimonious manners I have known. Apparently, this is what constitutes sarcasm/pun in their dictionaries. I cannot say I have not encountered the kind, I did, but in college. A very common symptom of immature infantile rebuttal of grown-up conduct syndrome you presume, well… if you can count the most negative symptoms of professional covetousness also, I agree. One day at this place and I am in the stalest of moods after I moved into this job(your are probably thinking if I ever am not, from the past posts). I even left work early, simply because I could not bear to sit there anymore and succumb to all the negative energy. Finding me leave/gone early was a surprise to many. Ismiley even called me later to ensure all was well. I miss the times in The Cube -Sine dubito! … From terra firma to terra incognita, goodbye good times. I hope it does not contribute to the stale posts that I have been coming up with. I also noticed that after we moved out, the cube seems to have gotten a few new, extra accessories, not every one gets everything! I hope BizTrivia and Sail have a good time even after this highly emotionally turbulent incident that has brought with it a lot of apprehensions and depressions. However, I guess, like BizTrivia noted, we always have our breaks where we can always gang up and disrupt peace around. Hoping that we have many such breaks to bring in some cheer to my otherwise sad work life.
And taking MaxDavinci’s review seriously, I came up with smaller, but more paragraphs this time 🙂