Another salient feature of R’s is his willingness to go for tea, whether before tea or after tea or during tea. To put it in a nutshell, when other people are asked, ‘How are you?’ their reflex reply is ‘Fine’. When R is asked, ‘Tea?’ his reflex reply is ‘Chalo’. No matter what time of the day it is, whether he needs tea for the sake of tea or to give company to others, R is always game for the break. And, these tea table conversations are hilarious to say the least, you must very well have figured out owing to whom.
Though I cannot give you inside jokes and not-to-be-shared-in-public office anecdotes out here, there is something else I am dying to share. R is so serious about these tea breaks that every time there is one looming around the corner (which is extremely frequent – 11, 3, 4.30, 6.30), he invites us through e-mail with innovative pictures or text messages. Actually, one can expect a ‘pictail’ (pictorial mail) from R at the most unexpected of times, not just during tea breaks.
Here goes some unlimited fun, which is so totally not attributable to me except for having patiently collected the pictails over the past 5 months.
Starting with the tamer ones:
Tea Invite to a colleague who is busy and says, “Let’s go after 10 minutes”
Sub: P stop acting busy!!!
And come for Tea….
After 10 minutes, when P says “Let’s go for tea”
And then, when we are all busy and are not able to make it to tea sharp at 4 a really angry mail
When a new employee joins office, the pictail is
After a long drought almighty has blessed us with a new sheep. Let’s use this opportunity to fleece the sheep. In other words, treat time!