I hate office farewell ceremonies. It’s mandatory when an employee is leaving under good circumstances and is pretty much liked. It’s normally awkward to stand while people take their turn at saying a small speech about the person who is leaving. There are the attempts at humour, the listing of the person’s achievements and credits during his / her time at the company. There are a few tears and lumps in throats and some hugs.
Well we had all this happening at the office today as my friend & colleague finished her leaving formalities and was headed for a new job, a new industry in another city. She is a huge loss for the company and they will surely not be able to replace her. We gave her a saree as a gift and she promised to wear it on her first day at her new job. She cried, another one cried, one teared up but held it back and another almost cried. What about me?
I had to get the dust outta my eyes. Excuse me!