Today being Children’s Day in India, there was a plan in the office to collect money, clothes, books, pens, pencils or anything that could be deemed useful for orphaned kids. An HR drive all these things were collected and donated to an orphange in the city and some of the employees were selected to go and present it to the kids.
Also, HR thought that it would be nice to have employees bring their kids to work. You know, have some competitions, drawings & colourings, some games for these kids. Only about 20 kids, all under the age of 6 came to the office and they must have had a jolly good time judging by the shit eating grins on their faces. Or maybe it was chocolate.
I myself gave a chocolate to a little 2.5 year old spitfire girl who is the neice of one of my trainers. She was having a ball, enjoying the attention of all and parroting what ever you told her to say. She called me chettan (big brother), uncle and grandfather (?????) all within the gap of 2 minutes!
By 5pm the noise had all died down as the kids were packed off and there was peace and quite. So I went to get some coffee and complete my work for the day.
After a few days of normal temperature, things then got warm. It started getting hot & sweaty in the nights and the sheets start sticking to your legs.
And then it started raining! And when I mean raining, I mean RAINING! Animals were looking around for guys named Noah.
It rained quite a bit for a few days and then it stopped. Back to warm days once again. And hot nights! Nights when you hate the fact that you are Indian and have body hair! Ofcourse the damn blasted mosquitoes don’t help you either. And now the rains are back.
All this while, the air conditioner in the office has been cranked up to the maximum – why? Because some fucking dignitaries were in town and to please them (yeah, I can’t understand why) the admin & facilities team put the AC on full blast and make sure that every blinding tubelight in the building is switched on at all times. It hurts my eyes and my body!
So I come in from either the warm sun, or the rains, into this deep freezer and then I go out in the evening and it’s warm or it’s raining and it creates havoc with my sinus. I’ve been getting ill quite often lately and the reason is this abnormal weather that we’ve been experiencing plus the AC in the office. I dunno how much longer I can take of this. Atleast today they had the sense to keep it at a lower level which was comfortable to all.