the 12 Sigma…

October 7, 2006 at 1:02 am 1 comment

Is this generation of aggressive, high-risk individuals becoming more and more vulnerable to the demon named breakUp? does definition of LOVE change the moment two individuals tie the knot?

eventually the reality bites trigger a decline in tolerance. not far from the sight then is the END of road. scares me. As online matrimonies raise their stakes in the cupid scenario, the hurly-burly process of profile picture> chat> skype> marriage is getting increasingly popular. but does the gamble really pay-off? most often, it’s not, i have seen. i know quite a few who took the exit doors within a few years of marriage. but what about these people who see each other for years before marriage, but call it QUIT after trying things hands ON?

just a few hours ago i got a call from a close buddy,

“A, it’s OVER. [sigh, deep breadth] finally and legally. planning to go for an wild outing, that will help. ki bolis? coming yaar? naa naa astei hobe!! … u dont know what i went thru…”

after dating for 9 long yrs, they got married a couple of years back. and NOW he wants to go for a wild weekEnd! i tried to counsel them for a while only to give up at the end. None of them would compromise a bit, but expected the other to do so! crazy. excuse? busy like hell. if one comes back at ten at night after a gruelling 12 hrs of work, the other is home only at 9 in the morning. yellow sticky notes everywhere – the media of communications. weekends were supposed to be great. but then one would have client calls and emergency meetings and the other went to the office party out of frustration.

i tried to think. none seemed to work. i have read so many of those forwarded mails distributing gyaan on balancing different accounts of life. but on the reality, no logics could be synched. never do you realise how true those thoughts are until the stone actually hits you. and then i remembered this beautiful song by Billy Ray Cyrus. and i mumbled “How true..”

There’s a little boy out in the driveway
His basketball in hand
Saying Daddy could we play a little one on one
You pat him on the back and say not now son
I’m a busy man

His sister’s out on the sidewalk
Setting up a lemonade stand
Hey Daddy don’t you want to buy a glass from me
You say maybe later, can’t you see I’m a busy man

You got to go, got to run
Hit it hard and get it done
Everyone can see you’re going far
You got responsibilities
A crazy schedule that you keep
And when you say that time’s a-wasting
You don’t know how right you are
Busy man

There’s a woman in the bedroom crying
Saying I thought we had plans
You say honey I’m sorry I’ll make it up
When the job slows down and I’m not such
A busy man

You got to go, got to run
Hit it hard and get it done
Everyone can see you’re going far
You got responsibilities
A crazy schedule that you keep
And when you say that time’s a-wasting
You don’t know how right you are
Busy man

Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
“If only I had spent more time at work”

There’s a call one day from the office
They need you down in Birmingham
You say no way, the weekend’s mine
I got plans with the kids and a date with my wife
I’m a busy man

You got to go, got to run
Take a break and have some fun
Those that love you most
Say you’ve come far
Got some new priorities
In that schedule that you keep
And when you say that time’s a-wasting
Now you know how right you are
Busy man

We all are out there, chasing dreams like the Busy Man, unaware where the path leads us to. but can we unplug, the corporate slaves, from their world of sredded codes and skewed reports to do a little on TIME savings? or that’s due only when you curl up in an easy-chair, looking far away with eyes moistened, counting your days, and living alone with a treasure trove that contains nothing but the failed musings – “is that really what i wanted for all those millions of hours i spent upon?”. and then you would know you had achieved the 12th sigma of FAILURE. perfect.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Hiren  |  October 7, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Where breakups are concerned, I came across a statement that people who change jobs or marriages should be careful- later they realize that they only exchanged one kind of problems for another. The problem lies in them, not external circumstances Nice song.
    With passing time, it has become more and more important to maintain the work life balance.

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