Monday, October 17, 2005

Laziness Takes Over

There was a time when I used to pride myself on the rate at which I reply to e-mails. Send me an e-mail and I'll gaurantee a response in a couple of hours. Sometimes, couple of minutes. There was a point when some of my friends never called, but mailed in, saying I reply to mails faster than I pick up the phone. How true!

How times have changed over the last few months. I have like a thousand e-mails to reply to (this is all personal and not work related). Some recruiters had mailed me a month back and even if I am not interested, I reply with a thank you and I will consider this when I am actively looking etc. This time, I did not. Then I have some people who probably read this blog, dont comment but mail in. So any of you who have mailed me and I have not replied, I hope to get back to ya in a few days. Your patience = My appreciation. And then there is Dad, who has mailed in asking when I plan to get married. THAT, GETS NO REPLY!!!! And then there was Bird, who mailed in asking if he gets invited to the marriage.

Also, I have spent a good five minutes this weekend thinking why this adverse reaction to hitting the reply button.


  • Laziness (But when was replying to e-mails considered work?)
  • My job. Ever since they have moved me into a PM kinda role, all I do is reply to emails and talk about playing Golf. So perhaps I am sick and tired of emails.
  • My job. Its so crazy at work right now, I am too tired by the time I get home.
  • My job.


Perhaps I am getting somewhere....

But there was one e-mail that I did send out. On a lazy Friday morning, I did an ego search for Pals name. And came upon a brilliant link. So I sent that to Adit, Iyer and Abbs. This is equivalent to throwing Pals amidst hungry lions.

Here is the link. Its a forum for JAVA developers, where Pals (Paryul Mehta) has asked a few questions. Scroll somewhere near to the bottom. Adit alias "Noah Davidson" has replied to his queries. Poor confused Pals. We love taking his case on that spirituality topic, dont we?

Pals, I know you are reading this. Adit begs forgiveness. I plead not guilty. Abbs doesnt care and Iyer says he can actually build that piece of code for you.

32 Comments:

Blogger iyer education said...

now you can say those things about adit, abhi and you... but why me...

mereko kyu phasa raha hai... and how do i build that SAX parser for him?

it is illegal here in india to do anything for either silk smitha or polyester paryul...

October 17, 2005 12:51 AM  
Blogger abhi said...

cruel

October 17, 2005 1:31 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Yaar Poor Pals ..Sob Sob Cruel Indeed

October 17, 2005 1:37 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Apoo- You know what, i love replying to mails. Weird? Hmm, maybe. But yeah, i simply love replying to mails.

And ur gettin bugged that ur dad's pestering you with those "when are you getting married" questions?? Listen to this, my mom has ALREADY started with her "you are getting married by 26 and thats it!!" statements!! So guess what, i am in a more pitiable condition than you. Sigh!

October 17, 2005 2:06 AM  
Anonymous paras said...

pals knows how to switch on a computer!!!

October 17, 2005 2:46 AM  
Blogger couchpotato said...

Normally, I love replying to mails. But thousands? I doubt!

October 17, 2005 4:23 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

good point couchie... thousands of mails... i am sure you must be subscribing for porn!!! what say madame? do you have anything to add?

if you actually do subscribe for porn, do not reply to them... just fwd them to me ;)

October 17, 2005 4:46 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

*clarification*
you = apoo

October 17, 2005 4:48 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

Never ask Appoo for porn, i am still waiting for the 3 years subscription i'd won in a bet.

October 17, 2005 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Pixel8 said...

now i might sound mean...
but that spiritual bit on that forum...
damn! i was at work when i read it and cudnt stop laughing! had to control!
funnnieee!

October 17, 2005 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medha
Dont worry I have solution for one of your issues.

U like replying to mails n guess wht I like writing mails ...
I m good in it ...can be on anything u want...made to order...
So tell me how many and on which e-mial id should I send them ...

-Amit

October 17, 2005 1:10 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Iyer: They told me anything to do with "SAX" has Iyer all over it.

Abhi: Yeah! Rite!

Winny: Dont shed crocodile tears. i know u hate Pals.

Medha: You know, even I love replying to mails. I think its just a phase! And you are just 21, enjoy. 26 main bahut time hai.

Paro: No! He does not. he is just trying to be a "tech-savvy" spiritual leader. And... kaisa hai bhaai?

Couchie: I love to exaggerate.

Bird: We had no bond. Dont make things up. And I sent you a Pirelli calendar with Pals. He just kept it for himself.

Pixel: Nothing mean about that. But yeah, Pals is spiritual. u'll find him floating around. Even I am spiritual, but I float around in spirits called Bacardi, Jack etc etc

Tima: few more people like you and I could rename my blog to shaadi.com

October 17, 2005 5:30 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:ME and HATE PALS????????????????

Why on earth are u sending around such rumours ..SOB SOB....hmm is that why u said u wont call them to visit NYC??

October 17, 2005 7:49 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Winny, that is the grapevine which has been going around. I think I believe it.

October 17, 2005 9:16 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:whos grapevine?in ur wineyard??

Pals:dont believe him...Hes trying to spread hatred in the world?

October 17, 2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Apoo- Your blog IS becoming like another matrimonial website. At this rate yaar, mom doesnt have to wait till i am 26.

And yeah Apoo, she will definitely reward you BIG for fixing me up. =)

Amit- Pssstt..you can find my email add on my blog! ;)

Yeah im shameless right? Well, besharmo ka zamaana hai, toh hum kyun sharmaaye!! =p

October 17, 2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: i thought sax, cigars and secretaries are to do with bill clinton and not me... so please stop spreading rumours and concentrate on the USP of your blog... getting people together and fixing em up... and do not forget to add a disclaimer... otherwise tere pe bhi shaadi.com case kar dega!!!

October 18, 2005 12:14 AM  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

What..what...what...IN ENGLISH PLIZZZ Apoorva!!! I have no clue what this link, what Pals is asking for and where the joke is! Does your dad read your blog? Praps he could start talking to u thru' ur comments section, since ur pretty prompt at replying here...would take up the entertainment value of this blog a few notches higher too!....for eg:

Dad: Tees varsheche honar tu, tujhashi lagna koni karnar???

Apoorva: Alice, Geisha, Gina, Kelly, Manisha, Stacey..umm...
(pardon my Marathi..)

October 18, 2005 12:23 AM  
Anonymous paras said...

apoo: mein solid .. tu:)?

October 18, 2005 4:45 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

aai shapath... ata hech language baaki rahila aahe heartcurry var... chammaila ekdam dhammal... jai maharashtra... actually madrasi ani malyalli pan baaki aahe, pan te, apan iyer supply war boluya, kay boltai idea bai?

kay paras buwa... ekdam majet na?

October 18, 2005 5:20 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

Medha: Lemme talk to you about Amit in detail. Later. In private. I am sure you will change your e-mail ID after that. And yeah, tell your Mom there indeed is a heavy charge for all this. Do ou know how difficult it is (emotionally) when your Dad wants you to get married and you fix up an eligible girl with your friend?

Iyer: The way you have campaigned for Bird, I think you deserve all 3.

Smithy: Just hit that link and head down to the comments put up by Noah Davidson. Dont read the remaining. Its prolly at the end of this page.
And yes, my Dad does read my blog. So all you ladies who are single, he is noting down your emails to mail in, "We have an unsuitable match....". So beware! That match is me! Plus now he thinks you know Marathi! Makes you - Susheel, khatya peetya gharanyachi mulgii.
And remember... I still have to figure out who is Alice, Geisha, Manisha.... oh, had you said I could call you what I like?

Paro: Dhamaal. Lets drink to glory!

Rumpel: Watch it. With that killer marathi you could get an email from my family. The name Rumpel is confusing. With that long hair and all in foto, u could pass off as the female variety.

October 18, 2005 7:47 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: paro doesnt drink... unless you want to drink unlimited pints of "fresh lime soda" or "bacardi breezer" to glory... join me and bird and abhi and we will drink to g(l)ory...

but seriously with my kinda marathi, i can seriously pass off as another kadam or pawar... and dont you worry, as soon as i get a mail frm ur dad, i will put up my real pic... and believe me, your dad will go "aeeeeeeeeee kaaaaantaben!!!" for you :)

October 18, 2005 8:18 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Awww! Now now now Apoo, we can discuss a whole lot of things later then. In private. ;)

October 18, 2005 8:41 AM  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

Rumpel: Kantaben was gujju...we don't venture in there, Apoorva's done the honours already with his 'soogery' posts. I don't like 'idea-bai'...reminds me rather painfully of certain species from my alma mater. Adu taware yen Tamizh totally sucks...so mebbe I'll stick to eengleez (or my version of it)!

October 18, 2005 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medha
I just have to say one thing ....
Abhi mathe sharmayoh aur sharma ke ho jayo ......

n dont believe a word wht tht dog and porn loving person has to say in private ....

-Amit Sharma

October 18, 2005 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ajo
Dude u are forgetting the real motive of your blog ....
U send in stupid blogs ...we get paid to comment on it ...n make u popular with all the females around ...to bad dogs dont know how to read ...or else with this full proof plan even they whould have started to like u ....
-Amit

October 18, 2005 10:23 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

"Abhi mathe sharmayoh aur sharma ke ho jayo ......"

Amit, are u hitting on Medha or on Abhi?

Abbs, watch it bro!

October 18, 2005 10:27 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

OOPS ...Yeh sab Kya hein marathi gujrathi ..yaar please translate....nahi tho mein bhi malayalam or tamil mein shuru ho jaungi and i think maybe some kannada with the help of my boss..

AMIT :Leave MY BOSS alone...

October 18, 2005 10:43 AM  
Blogger abhi said...

Tima: I'm straight

October 18, 2005 12:16 PM  
Blogger abhi said...

Bird: you want the screen guard rite?

Apoo: Should I buy here? You haven't already bought it, have you?

October 18, 2005 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abhi
I m straight dont worry
I m a good friend of appu n was his roomate but I m straight person who finds females attractive ....

Demi Goddezz
Who is your BOSSSSSSSS ??? may I know

Ajo-
For ones "BE a MAN and do the RIGHT thing"
Stop spreading rumours about me or I will spread you over a bagel like chesse spread .....

October 18, 2005 4:06 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Tima:Unfortunately or fortunately Abhi is my boss.. the story of how he became one is long long long........

October 18, 2005 6:56 PM  

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