“In god we trust. For the rest get data” – or something to that effect. And yes, god is with a small “g” because I refuse to capitalize that shit.
This is one of them dumbest things I have ever heard being said in Indian corporate companies, usually quoted by some higher up who is a believer. Atleast I have data for the information I have with me. Do you have for your god? Nope, your feelings and temples/churches do not count and neither do your books or the fact that there are way too many believers. I do not care!
I wonder which moron came up with it. I remember being part of this Webex meeting for an R&R in which this was mentioned on a PPT slide and this dumb manager was reading it and acting if it was the most incredible thing that she had ever heard! Yeah, most idiotic! Get a life, lady!
You wake up and realise that in a Metamorphosis-style twist of fate, you’ve turned into Jeff Bezos. You’ve got £136b ($182b) to splash- how do you spend it?
If I suddenly find myself to come into that much wealth – hold on, I can’t fathom that much math. Let me see $182 billion is 1,49,90,52,10,00,000.00 Indian Rupees. That many zeros. Holy crud, I can’t even imagine that much money.
Anyways, back to the prompt. Here is what I would do. No more working ofcourse. No work or office or business except for some investments and some shares and all that jazz. Retired is what I am. Then I will get all my relatives – dad, mom, sis, bil, nephews and niece, uncles, aunts and first cousins and their kids and buy this big ole palace. Imagine a huge palace with lots and lots of luxuries in each and every room. Make them into suites for everybody. Everyone gets a bunch of money and we all stay in this palace.
And we will all have the best that life can offer and go on expensive night outs and party in the palace. I will arrange a luxury cruise ship just for us so we can go to see all the places we want to and enjoy life. And you are not invited.
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Describe how you would celebrate the holidays if it was totally up to you and money was not a factor.
OK, money is not a factor eh? So one of my dreams is if I win like a huge chunk of money, like the lottery what all things I would do. One of my biggest wishes is to take my family on a long cruise around the world on a luxury ship. I don’t even care about hitting the big ports and seeing the sights of the biggest cities around the world as much as the actual cruise.
Infact, I’d book a luxury cruise and the ship just for my family. And when I mean my family, I also add my uncles, aunts, cousins and their kids. That is a substantial number. More room to stretch. We get to wander the whole ship by ourselves. We have a huge staff to cater to our needs, cook food for us and serve us drinks. A band to play music for us. Perhaps the captain or some of his crew to be our guides. We watch the birds above us, feel the breeze in our faces, watch the dolphins and the sharks and whale watch.
And when we do go to shore we will have parties and entertainment waiting for us. As we dine and drink we have some festivities, some dancing or plays put on for us, some shopping and some sight seeing. And the back on the ship again for sleeping as we leave on for our next port of destination.
Prompt from 31 December Writing Prompts at Mama Kat’s Losing It
Your personal holiday wish list
One of the things that really gets my goose is that we here in India do not get a proper holiday time away from work. Even though I am not religious and do not have any affinity towards the Christmas/Hannukah period, it is the end of the calendar year. We follow this calendar and make January as the beginning of the year and we celebrate December as the end of the year/365 days culminating with the only day that I actually properly observe i.e New Year’s eve and New Year’s Day!
We should get a few days off and everyone should get a few days off. Rotate it so that everyone gets a period of 10 days off at the end/beginning of the year so that we can unwind, spend some time with family and go on a little break holiday if we want to. Why the fuck do Indian corporate companies not get the time off? Ofcourse, our work is outsourced. We need to get the rest of the world get their time off so they can go and enjoy with their families and friends, while we do the work for them.
My simple wish is that we all get a few days off so that we can put our feet up, drink some drinks, eat some eats and spend time with our families. I’d like for that to happen, not just for me but for everyone. Forget about the reduction and discounts of buying stuff and gifting people – you can do that as well but what is more important is the downtime and bonding that can happen due to that.
Prompt from 31 DECEMBER BLOG POST IDEAS at BloggingHerWay.com
Certainly doesn’t look like it at this moment. At the rate we are going, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we end up in another World War within the next 3-5 years. And the results will probably be catastrophic. The immature human race will need to be taught a lesson and that lesson, ladies & gents, is gonna be a very painful, terrible and sad one.
We will probably have to hit rock bottom before waking up en mass and realizing that they are just on the path to annihilating themselves to oblivion. In the fictional future that I have created in my head we have one or two more global wars that will see a lot of death & destruction and possibly with a huge chuck of the population wiped out and perhaps even a whole country or two! And in the aftermath the human race will wake up. The horror & shock of seeing the damage caused will awaken the senses of humanity and finally the first steps towards finding a permanent solution will take place.
I think it will take something like that for us to truly wake up and realize thee futility of man killing man. Once the damages are cleaned up and the healing can begin, then hopefully humans will realize that we shouldn’t be fighting with each other. The safety, security and well being of every individual will have to be top priority. Religious differences, border disputes, monetary affairs – all these will have to be set aside and chucked away. The focus will have to be shelter, proper food & water, healthcare, education – those kind of things. No more sick, no more hungry or homeless and no one dies of pain.
Then we can think of world peace which will come naturally. When everyone human sees their fellow human being as a friend or neighbour to be honoured and loved then and only then will be truly advance as a race. World peace is not impossible but highly improbable now. It will take a lot, with everyone contributing to make it happen and we’re no where near that level of maturity yet.
Prompt from 30 Thoughtful September Writing Prompts (List #1) at Journal Buddies
Name three common misconceptions about your niche.
- That customer care call or chat support is an easy job. Not true. Big companies like to outsource their customer care to a BPO because a) they struggle to do it themselves b) it’s cheaper and c) they can concentrate on their core work. Also they cannot do it as well as BPO employees can, as we specialize in it.
- The people who work in a call center/BPO are all young folks between the ages of 21 to 26 and are all having fun, chatting up a storm in between chats or calls, lots of dating, lots of fun stuff going on and basically there is a lot of laughter and games being played at all times. Hardly the case! At times the associates are pressurized a lot to handle all the calls or chats and they get just an hour of break and have to work hard for 8 hours.
- Then there is the racist comments that some natives of English speaking countries have – oh I get an Indian or Pakistani for tech support who can’t speak English or their accent is funny or too thick. Or they say that the customer support staff is an idiot. Well that’s one thing you have in common with the non-English as a first language employee on the other end of the phone. He/she also assumes that YOU – dear customer – is an idiot!
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How do you feel when going back to work/school after a fun weekend?
Like I have been cheated by bringing me a time of happiness and joy and then bringing everything down when it has to be work again. The problem with having way too much of a good time is that it always ends and you have to go back to reality.
That’s how it has always been right? Unless you are really very rich that you need not work for a living and you can afford to not have to depend on a monthly salary for your day to day life. Then the fun can either not stop or you can just come back home from whatever it was that you were doing for fun and just relax and recoup and plan your next fun activity.
That is what I hope we can achieve. Not have to be tied down to a 9 hour work 5 days a week for money and instead do work that interests you because you enjoy doing it and not because you have to just to make money and feed your family and yourself and keep a roof over your head.
Prompt from SEPTEMBER BLOG AND JOURNAL PROMPTS at Living A Sunshine Life
Here is my pitch for a movie in the MCU. An ordinary man in his 40s, a lonely bachelor, living on his own is fascinated by all these superheroes and just wants to be seen with them and shake their hands. He wants to be just like them but he has no superpowers and is not rich and brilliant to make a flying armoured suit with all weapons and gadgets built in. The whole movie revolves around him almost dying in certain situations but he along with many others are saved by the superheroes he adores so much and he is grateful.
He wants to so badly be like them. He keeps seeing the adulation over them and desperately wants to know what it feels like to be, to be a hero and to be adored by millions. But he is just an ordinary man. However he finds himself in a position to help save the world and save the superheroes from being killed by the villains. However to do so, he must sacrifice his life. He does so without hesitation and rescues his superheroes at the cost of his life, and the superheroes escape and can go on to save the day.
At the end of the movie the superheroes acknowledge the bravery of the ordinary man who rescued them to the public and his death is mourned. Without him the victory would not have been possible. As the superheroes say on the podium, “even superheroes need a hero” and that is this man.
So infact he got his wish. He became a hero just for one day, before he died!
If you could invent anything to help other people, what would you create?
I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it until I find something better – but we could use replicators! Like the ones that you see in Star Trek and I would want it to be wide spread and readily available to everyone across the globe. You cannot allow big corporates or governments to run them – I don’t trust them. We will have to have independent bodies of governance for these replicators. If possible everyone should get homes enabled with the replicators for food & drink and clothes with other materials separate.
Think about it; we could wipe out poverty, hunger, homelessness in one giant swoop. We would no longer have anyone hungry if I could come up with one replicator that can then conjure up replicators for all. So you can replicate parts for big homes for everyone. No homelessness! Food and drink – and most importantly, all kinds of food and drink so you have all the choice in the world – without having to cook will be available, so no one goes hungry. Build that house, get some luxury in your life and sleep in peace after a nice meal.
So clean home and clothes and shelter, food and drink – all essentials met. Illness basically eradicated as everyone has access to the latest medicines. Your pets all save and well fed and lying on cozy beds right next to you in your rooms. What more could anyone ask for?
Prompt from 30 Thoughtful September Writing Prompts (List #1) at Journal Buddies
What type of work do you try to accomplish while traveling on an airplane?
I don’t really travel and I haven’t been on an airplane since 2016. Since 1987, when we – my dad, mum & I (my sister was already in India) – flew from Kuwait City having said goodbye to our life there along with our then home apartment and our family friends, I have only been in a plane 4 times. To and from Chennai in 2015 and to and from New Delhi in 2016. Both times were for work and hence the tickets were paid by the company.
If I were flying now, I would probably take out the laptop and work on some reports or maybe create content. I would perhaps write up some blog content, even write about my experience in getting to the airport, getting through check ins, security and boarding and then the in flight experience. How good or bad is the in flight meal and what drinks do they serve? Did I have to visit the facilities for a leak? Was the flight eventful or just a calm and peaceful one?
Other than that I do not think I would do much. Perhaps play some games on my phone or laptop. Solitaire anyone? Maybe some FIFA 21 (I know 22 has been released a while back but I don’t have it) and then perhaps listen to some music on Spotify or Amazon Prime Music. That would be about it. Maybe watch a movie.
Prompt from 103 Blog Post Ideas That Your Readers Will LOVE [Updated] at OptinMonster
Three adventures you want to experience in your lifetime.
Hmmm, this is a difficult one as there are so many I would love to experience.
I’d like to be able to go on a cruise and then discover a lost land or a land which has not been seen before or unknown till now. Like the lost city of Atlantis or something like that. And having to prove to people and show them that “Hey, here is that land which we didn’t know we had. Let’s go explore.”
Similarly I’d like to be the person that stands in front of the United Nations, in front of all these leaders of the nation, and being on tv live across all the television channels & streaming services of the world and tell that aliens are real and have visited us, we are not created by any god or gods and instead our species existence was actually a result of the seeds that these aliens planted on this earth so to speak and we are a secondary offshot of theirs, space travel is a real thing and that we aren’t that special as we think we are as there are many such beings like us throughout the galaxy and galaxies (I watch too much Stargate) and blow the minds of everyone.
Also the biggest adventure of all – I want to go to outer space! See the universe and explore the galaxies. Check out various planets, chase a comet, meet new alien species, try out their food and drink and share ours. See the various cultures and really experience the universe in all her glory. And ofcourse, to bed the sexy alien women! Now that’s an adventure.
Prompt from 30 Random Blog Post Ideas at My Inner Shakti
Things you just can’t handle (gross things like snot, ugly feet, etc.)
- Yeah, snot! Definitely one of the worst things ever. I can’t also stand to see people spit and mucus – disgusting. I’d rather they show me lots of blood and gore. Having watched a lot of horror and slasher films, I guess I can still stand that stuff.
- Religious fervor – especially the monotheistic ones of Christianity & Islam. Throw in Judaism in there for extra effort. And oh yeah, Hinduism too even though it is a polytheistic one. I cannot stand the hypocrisy and the self-righteousness and the self-important given just because one will do all kinds of shit in the name of thy shitty deity.
- Cockroaches – I hate the very sight of those buggers. Disgusting, slimy bastards that will probably outlive the human race.
Prompt from 30 Random Blog Post Ideas at My Inner Shakti
Write about your dreams for the future
My dreams for the future of mankind are always the same:
- We get rid of religion, borders and differences we have in politics etc and work towards making each & everyone’s – every single living human on earth – life much better. And that will mean co-operation at the highest level, creating laws and rules for the betterment of everyone.
- Investing heavily in ensuring that science progresses in such a way to make that life that we dream off happen for us. Advances in science & technology to make clean, drinking water available to everyone, enough food for everyone and homes for everyone. Not just that, we will need to ensure that there are no humans that go hungry, thirsty or ill – every need will be tended too.
- Also use that advanced science & technology to ensure that we create a kind of Utopia on earth. Our planet should be the very definition of Utopia and “heaven” is now on earth.
- Everyone will have free housing. Each and every human gets a house or portion of a house or apartment for themselves and their families. Everyone safe in a home that keeps them warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. Safe, comfortable and plenty of room to stretch out.
- Not just that we ensure that cars & other vehicles are made much more safer and comfortable that accidents are a thing of the past.
- Also our animal friends need to be taken care off, especially the ones we usually keep as pets. Every dog and cat will be kept safe and provided with food, drink and easily available medical care. Human families and even couples and singles will be encouraged to keep one dog and one cat atleast and perhaps more. You have a bigger family with 2 to 3 kids? Great we ask that you consider adopting 2 cats and a dog or 2.
- No more killings, rape, murders, fights, beatings etc. Harmony and a bond for every living human ensues.
Prompt from 113 IDEAS FOR A BLOG POST at THIRTEEN THOUGHTS
If I could be anyone in the world for a day, I would be…
Hmmm, I dunno. Maybe Prime Minister or President of a nation? A very rich businessman with a personal financial fortune of in the Billions! Maybe I could transfer some of that money to my personal account so after that one day, I will still have a lot of money!
A famous actor will a horde of gushing fans, especially women, swooning as I make my “grand entrance” and grabbing me for selfies and autographs. Said signatures of mine might be on the ample bosoms of randy looking hot women! LOL, I will never change. Or, I could be incharge of the Playboy mansion and have my fun with all my Playboy bunnies.
Or I could be a viril stud of a porn star and have to shoot a threesome with a couple of my favourite female pornstars that ends up in a very, very satisfying explosion of pleasure for the 3 of us. Ah yeah! Actually I would also love to be a singer/guitarist in a famous rock band and perform in front of a 100000 people and while I am performing, having the entire audience sing my song back to me. That would be awesome!
If you could have any job in the world, for just one week, what would it be and why?
I dunno; if it just for one week how about the King of a wealthy nation? Like UAE or Saudi Arabia and then I pass a law banning Sharia, Islam & all mosques and the Koran! Give women equal rights. And remove all funding to any of the Islamic terrorists groups. What if I were Prime Minister of India? Ban the sanghis and all such stuff. Kind of the world? For just 1 week – Yes Please!
On a serious note, I would like to manage a 5 star hotel for 1 week. One of the biggest ones. So I too can go and stay there in one of their best suites and enjoy their services. I just saw one of the best ones in India and I couldn’t afford to go and stay there for a day so a free stay in their hotel for a week would be nice, since I am also running it.
Maybe I would like to also run a luxury resort for a week. It just seems like a nice place to stay in and therefore a great job to try out for just a week or so.
Prompt from Journaling Prompts for April at The Krafty Planner
What if all the streets were rivers? What would be different?
Have you seen the movie Waterworld? I guess live would become a lot like that. Unless you mean only the streets were rivers and the rest of the land is intact and above sea level. Well, we would have vehicles that are more like boats. What are the water scooters called? See doos? Those will be all the range as well as motor boats. I guess you will also have foot pedal boats as well.
We’d have to be a lot more careful with the traffic as these boats are much bigger. But guess in this alternate world we would have smaller boats more like cars that can go on water. That would be nice. So imagine if your car can ride on water! I guess we’d have to be really careful not to splash all that water onto pedestrians that go on the pavements and to other vehicles and stores.
How will pedestrians cross the street? That one is a mystery but I guess we will have a section of the pavement that you stand on and press a button and it will float on the water and take you across the street. Maybe! Sounds interesting.
Prompt from Lalilo March ’22 Writing Prompt Calendar at Lalilo.com
Things to focus on in your life for more happiness
One of my favourites quotes is actually also the title of a great album by Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace. The title is “Happiness……is not a fish that you can catch” and that is a awesome quote to go by. You have to really work at it and it can be a real elusive thing. But here are some things that you can focus on, in my view, to gain more happiness.
Step one is to surround yourself with people and things that you love. Cut out those relationships that are hostile and causing you a lot of stress and pain. If you do that you will feel a lot more at peace and with peace that leads to more happiness. Keep more positive minded people with your best interest at heart near you and interact with them a lot more. Also spend more time with your friends if you can. Call them, text them and laugh over silly jokes that you like.
Have some time for you. Everyday! Even if it just 30 minutes or so, some me time is essential for a saner existence. Do things that you like. Make yourself a nice big cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy listening to music that you like. Watch clips of comedy shows that you adore. Personal time is very important to all of us as it helps to keep us sane. Also, keep some aside to day dream if you are like me and love to do that. It is very soothing and essential for me as I go to sleep.
Love is very important to us to make us happy. Loving someone who loves you back is always very rewarding. Making them happy and seeing the joy that you have created in them will always make you swell with joy yourself. Being loved is awesome. That is the same if it is either humans or pets alike. Knowing that the person or animal opposite you loves you a lot does a lot of things to your well being. Sit with your loved ones and do things together you all enjoy doing.
Prompt from Over 70 Blog Post Ideas For Lifestyle Blogs That Readers Will Enjoy Reading at Margaret Bourne
What would you like to invent?
I still come back to the replicator as shown in Star Trek shows. Think about it; we could wipe out poverty, hunger, homelessness in one giant swoop. We would no longer have anyone hungry if I could come up with one replicator that can then conjure up replicators for all. So you can replicate parts for big homes for everyone. No more poor, no homelessness! Food and drink – and most importantly, all kinds of food and drink so you have all the choice in the world – without having to cook will be available, so no one goes hungry. Build that house, get some luxury in your life and sleep in peace after a nice meal.
That would also be for everything you need like clothes, utensils, books, cosmetics, toiletries – anything that you can think of. So we will have no need for money as everyone’s needs are met. No one will have to suffer for want or need for anything. And you also get access to medicine easily. No more going to a store or waiting for it to get delivered to you. Press a button, name your item and boom it is now there with you. Medicine and food for your pets. Want to host a impromptu party for your friends or relatives coming over? No more slaving in the kitchen. Create your own menu or a buffet or let the individual folks decide what they want to chow down on that day. Drinks party! Pizza party! Beer party! It would be so much fun.
That will also mean that you can travel easily. Why carry things with you when you move towns as you can easily set thing up in the new place within a couple of hours of replicating the things that you need. New bed, new couch, table, etc etc. Bowl and food for the cat and dog – easily done! So I wish I could really do that and help humanity (kittykind & dogkind as well) in this major way.
Prompt from Lalilo March ’22 Writing Prompt Calendar at Lailo.com