Just to tell you how utterly romantic it is to start your own thing.
The first day you move into your own cozy little office, with four plates and six glasses, and three employees.
And then you realise that the AC doesn’t work. And the wiring has exploded. And the internet man forgot to tell you his mobile number is blocked. And there’s no maid to wash the dishes. And your employees can hardly be expected to do the same. And you remembered everything, except a dustbin. Which is why after five hours the office smells like Juhu Beach.
And you know what makes it so dreamy.
That I call six internet providers to ask them if they’ll give me a connection. And all six say they’ll get back to me promptly. In four working days.
The sixth one is rather considerate. I think that’s because he can hear me frothing in the mouth. And suggests that I call MTNL.
Now here’s the romantic part.
I call MTNL. A lady picks up the phone. I tell her I want an internet connection. She pauses. To complete the cross stitch table cloth she’s making. Just when I’m thinking she died, she gives me a toll free number. I tell her I can’t call that number, because I’m calling from a cell phone.
She’s rather considerate too. And tells me, “Then first you apply for land line, then call and get internet connection.”
I swear this is true.
And not the romance part.