Only If I had not got the letter. If had not held that letter in my hand. If I had not felt that rough texture, as a sand Paper, of the letter. If I had not seen the messy and shaky writing in the letter, as if every alphabet is dancing on a rhythm. If I had not read the words, so explicit of the infatuation. If I had not seen his statuesque attitude. Only If I had not lost the bet. I would have not known him, my husband.
I met him by chance. But looking back, It seems Destiny. The warm summer day just when I lost the bet to my friend and was contemplating my loss, completing her homework, while she was out partying, I saw him at the door. His strong arms like they could lift any burden of life. The bright eyes had love and compassion. The broad shoulder made me wonder what was beneath that t-shirt which was perfectly fitting on him. I never knew I was loosing bet for this, I would love to loose bet again and again. All these thoughts came so quick that I forgot, I dint know him. I was just looking and I saw his hand waving, when I realized, he was asking for my friend. I pulled myself together and took the letter which was for my friend. I should have not read it, but I read every word of it. I read it again and imagined my name in the letter.
This was a start, start to something that I knew will last life long. And, yes, It happened. The thing which started by delivering that letter with some one’s else’s name in it, but ended with the vows with my name in them. I’m happy, I lost the bet that day. I’m happy, he came to deliver the letter that day, so what it was not for me. It does’t matter any more.
Are you a Robot? You must have seen this question at various places for verification. Different verification processes are deployed for these checks. So what do you do once you see this? You Click it!! Right, Not so difficult. I have little questionnaire to see this question from a different angle.
-You wake up every day on the same alarm / alarms ?
-You quickly do morning chores, sequentially ?
-You go to office or any work place following same route ?
-You see similar excel sheets / similar codes to review / similar daily weekly meeting calls to attend ?
-Does your Boss rule you and you sometime feel you are following stupid orders ?
-Do you have to prove your existence in your office everyday as long as above (#5) is not in conflict ?
-You have fixed coffee / lunch / evening snacks time in office or any workplace you go ?
-Your friends can identify your unique habits ?
-After every shopping, you find to have one more dress / cloth with the same color which you already have half of the closet filled with ?
-Do you always choose work over personal life and does not know how to have balance work life ?
Every Yes answer to above is +1 and every No is 0. You can rate yourself to find the actual answer – Are you a Robot ?
Are the above mentioned Loops making you a Robot. I would like to know you score, just calculate your score and click to vote. 🙂
PS: Two of the above questions were inspiration from below quote —
“The Three Laws of Robotics:
1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;
2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law;
3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law;
The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”
― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot
People say keep personal and professional life separate. I find it very difficult to do. I think my professional life if important Portion of my life. The Portion that has a significant impact on How I dress, How I think, How I interact, and even With whom I interact. Some one close to me once said what profession you do does not define you. I agree my profession does not define me, but it definitely has a very big part to play to shape me and my personality. Let’s do some math to prove this.
Lets assume 52 weeks in one year.
Total days in one year: 52*7 = 364
Let’s take minimum 5 working days in one week.
Total working days in one year: 52*5 = 260
Let’s take minimum 8 working Hours in one day.
Total working hours in 1 year: 260*8 = 2080 hours
Total non working hours in 1 year: 260*16+104*24 = 6656 hours
% Hours spent while working / in my profession: ~24%
% Hours spent not working / in my profession: ~76%
Minimum one quarter of my life is my profession. Note: This is minimum, but who really does spend only 8 hours at their work.
My profession is certainly a significant portion of my life.