It’s been a Hard Day”s night : but I won’t be sleeping like a log : ‘cos I’ve miles to go before I sleep : wow !! I am beginiing to get a hang of this. For maximum inanity , mix a bit of Frost with a bit of Beatles & you have a heady cocktail : hic !!
Started the day with placing of day’s trading calls , & a visit to neighbourhood photo studio for pp photo for US visa : ” take off your specs & do not smile ” said the seemingly “with it” photographer. Gave my best frown possible for the powers that be : the man seemed impressed. Also ordered a few with Specs & Smile intact for Schengen : they don’t seem to find smiling objectionable .
A whistle stop at the factory an hour away : all machines running & all hands on deck . Speaks well for my effective team building skills. Have installed spy cameras in the factory : will be operational soon : can then look-in on my lap top & smile with pride.
Another hour down the highway : ( 90 minutes today because of ” Palki” the annual 15-day walk pilgrims undertake to Pandharpur ) : to someone who does not believe in paying bills . A 2-hour “vigil” & he coughed up substantially. Learnt this “noble” art in my bad days , from collection agents deployed by Stanchart & Citi for my then Credit Card dues : in a complete turn around , btw , I credit my credit card these days after each transaction even before they recieve the transaction debit. Good habit , what !!
Back to factory to address a “situation” : men fighting like school kids even at > 40. So much for my team-building credentials.
Wanted to watch a movie : ended up watching a slanging match between the MoS PMO ( ugh !! ) Shazia of Team A ( shrill !! ) & Kiran Bedi ( beats even me in inanities )
Looked up my trading platform. All calls booked early morning have gone well : ahem !!
Must cook my by-now ritualistic mid-night supper to accompaniment of loud music ( gave up being nice & considerate to neighbours years ago : but that’s another story I would rather not go into right now ) & then get down to cleaning up my mail box ” miles indeed to go before I sleep ”
Chiao & Cheers