Working “9 To 5″…Sorta

Not really 9 to 5 but the song lyrics would have to be changed to “working 8:30 to 5:30” just have the same feel to it as the 1980 Dolly Parton hit ditty. So for the next three days I will be working the elusive morning shift and which means that I can enjoy an evening out if I want to and go for some coffee or something on my way back from work. Even drop in for a beer before I come home.

But this will mean that I need to go to sleep earlier than usual and, more importantly, wake up early! Which is more difficult that it seems for someone who is so used to waking up at 12pm and going to be after 5am. That is the life of an employee working in the ITES section in India. I am watching the Arsenal vs Manchester United match right now but after that I am going to bed. Usually I would pop in a movie and watch tv till 3am or so. But no, not tonight or Monday & Tuesday night. It’s gonna be “early to bed for me.

Hot & Humid March

It’s that time of the year again. March to May just before the monsoon season and the heat and humidity is up. It’s late evening, almost 8pm and it’s 31 degrees F! Whoa!

I went out today, stepping out at 12:30 pm (wrong time to step out) and just the 2 minute wait for my Uber was taxing. It was so hot outside that I started melting. The ac in the car being cranked up helped. At the restaurant I was in the ac wasn’t at the highest but it was quite pleasant after a few minutes and so I couldn’t complain. I had a shake and some fries and this beautiful tenderloin, bacon, fried egg and caramaliized onion sandwich that has mayo and bbq sauce.


After that I had to go to Center Square mall and shopping in Big Bazaar and that’s where it got sweaty and humid. I stopped by the washroom to give my face a thorough face washing and wet my neck as well. I really need to get a hair cut soon. It’s too hot for my length & thickness of hair and it’s not trimmed at all. Also it is curling up at the collar and I get lots of stray hairs at my sideburns. Anyways, I went to buy the things that I had on my list plus a few things that are usual things I get like M&Ms and biscuits and half-cooked chapattis.

After the 60 minutes that I needed to get all the things and check out, I then needed some cold liquid. So I got a nice, large Lipton Ice Tea and then hailed another Uber to come back home. By then I was drenched in sweat and I needed another good wash and I even thought of taking another shower. But I drank a cold Monster and watched some tv and took a nap.