Tuesday, March 11, 2008

(Extra)Ordinary People

He always thought there was something fishy about them. The two years of intense work that they seem to put in. The fruits they bear may be ripe, but to an outsider it always seems to be short lived. Yet, his biases were always strong, and to him, the job of management should be earned not handed over to some infants of the corporate world.

That was before he knew people who were on that side of the fence. His side always seemed like the "right" place. Many friends, however, saw otherwise, and walked the bridge into that part of the world.

Thats when he got exposed to what that world really was. The effervescent and confused souls that they were, they now give the impression of being composed and well thought out. What impressed him most was the way they could pick up on any topic that came up, and glibly carry on a conversation about as if it was their pet topic and they nursed it right from inception.

It doesn't stop there. He had never seen such attentiveness, and sense of drive. His world was full of aimlessness, and lack of direction.

But then, they really aren't ordinary people.

8 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Please enlighten us as to who do you write for besides yourself? And if no one understands what you have to say besides yourself, what is the purpose of putting it online?

You can defend my question, I just want to probably see a post or know more about it.

zoxcleb said...

@ujjwal
The fact that something is online, does not mean that it is something that the whole world will understand. Besides, just because you have no clue what i write about, doesn't mean that nobody else does. That, my friend, is a very quick assumption to make :-)

Still Searching said...

Lol! I think I'm getting a sense of what you're saying, but not sure.... Managers and their world is a totally different ballgame!

Aparna Kar said...

I'll repeat: who impressed you so much? :D
However, the transformation you witnessed might have been genuine :)
Nevertheless, there are anointed heirs and black sheep everywhere. Even in the job of "management".

Candid Confessions said...

Coming from CMU.. I kinda see the undercurrent.. Not quite sure, if we are here talking about the same thing though!

felicity said...

And they run the show

Ujjwal said...

Zoxcleb: Dude, I never saw this reply from you. Man, thats terse. Besides, you know the reason why I asked more - reference, today's Gtalk conversation. Although, I have to say I hate you for this comment of yours. Grrrr...

Shreya said...

But I don't understand your reasons - the very thing u used to dislike earlier - the fact that they (or we) dish out so much crap when confronted with a topic they (or we) know nothing about, all the while making it sound absolutely authentic - u like now? Someday I shall have a discussion with you about what exactly it is you have against the 'MBA degree' - I shall try to be as unbiased as is possible for a pseudo-passionate, skin-deep, dollar-guzzling management graduate ;)