I am problem child. Whenever I have a problem, I start acting childish. I have spent more than one year in Pune. This has made me understand a little bit of Marathi. My Marathi is not good enough to allow Raj Thackeray to work me in Pune but it is good enough to allow me make sense of any conversion in Marathi that I overhear in office.
I have been working to achieve a deadline for the last two days. I will be working tomorrow on Sunday to achieve the deadline. So I am in a bad mood. This evening I overheard a conversation between two colleagues in Marathi. One is working with me on the project and another is not.
The colleague not working on the project asked the colleague working on the project how the project was progressing. The colleague working on the project told that the project was coming up fine but she was unhappy that I had joined the project. The colleague not working on the project asked me what was wrong with me and she told that now not only she had to manage the project but also me.
I was surprised to hear her comment. I have always tried to match the product with the company’s guidelines. In fact I am so good that during the last appraisal the management made me in charge of updating the guidelines manual and the smile on the VP(Production) face when I gave him the new manual told me a lot about the work I had done.
The colleague working with me on the project told another colleague that I am short-tempered. I drive every team member crazy with my bad jokes and requests to ensure that the product matches certain quality specifications. I wanted to interrupt the conversation but I didn’t because feedback is important. It allows one to know the truth. The conversation made me know that in office I have been nick named with the word equivalent to Kamina in Marathi.
To sum up
All my life I have tried to make people smile. Bad choice. It makes people think I am a joker.