It was a good weekend. The priority was getting the balcony door fixed. The repairman told us he would come at 12 for measurements and then at 5 or 6 to fix it. It eliminated any plans we could make. The morning was very rushed with cooking Chinese lunch, ordering groceries and water, ordering in b’fast. I had to rouse KC from his deep slumber to help me out.
The b’fast from Flip Bistro is becoming a Sat or Sunday morning ritual for me. The service is slow…the food cold… and delivery takes an hour. But I like the waffles and sausages.
We headed to Dilli Haat after lunch in the awesome weather. After some daal bhatti and kachori I was ready to hit the shops. The bargaining was so much fun. I wanted to buy pearl earrings to match the necklace KC had bought me from Bangkok and pearl necklaces similar to the ones I bought last time I was here. The guy priced it at 500 bucks, brought it down to 400 but I was ready to pay 300. He offered 350 but I walked off and was surprised when he didn’t call me back. I went back and was giving him the 350 bucks. Another customer next to me told me he had called out to me ready to sell it at 300 bucks but I guess I didn’t hear. I thanked him profusely for saving me 50 bucks…paid 300 and left. The shopkeeper’s face was quite a sight.
We reached home in time to get the door fixed. It was a relaxing weekend but it did not stop Monday blues.
Both of us were feeling extremely lethargic and tired on Monday. Even our horoscope asked us to take a break…. but we went to work. It got to me last evening and I have skipped work and rested. Of course, that did not stop the phone calls asking me to do this work or that. I will work on my day off over my dead body.
I have a rule- I do not call people who are on leave- unless it is the end of the world. And I expect the same in return. I know people who work even when they are on vacation- whether out of their own will or by pressure, I don’t know. But it sucks. I can imagine this person in some exotic place working on his laptop. The family is either away sightseeing without him or waiting for him to finish. I mean c’mon, the work we do is hardly serious. Its not like we work at nuclear plants where one mistake can be disastrous or policemen who have to be on their toes all the time.
We are just managers.