Gandhigiri Justified… Or NOT ?

Posted: January 31, 2010 in Life so far!

This is a true story of two professionals , extremely hardworking. People would look up to them , they had an aura to die for. I , one day , would like to be like one of them.
To make it comprehend easier, lets just randomly name them :-)

Professional 1 – Mr. Blue
Professional 2 – Ms. Red

To remind you once again , the story is absolutely TRUE and is influenced by 2 real characters in my life.

Mr Blue and Ms Red were two of the finest working people you would ever come across and had two of the sexiest *laptops* one would envy for!

One of these summer days, in scorching heat , Ms Red felt like sipping an iced lemon soda. She was driving her way to office when she saw this sodawala. It was her lucky day i guess . She parked her car by the road , walked out and already gave a signal from a distance to sodawala to be ready with a glass. While she sipped the glass in one gulp and felt inhaling heaven in one breath , a thought struck her right in the head. She didnt lock her car door. The best she could think of right at the moment was to run to her car to ensure her laptop was still there.

To her misery and unfortune, it was gone. Office Laptop worth 60k, disappeared in no time. She forgot the taste of soda. The summers were back again. She was sweating her life out . She immediately called her boss and was asked to get an FIR done so that the office could get a claim on that.

Her first encounter to a police station , and she was restless already . and there was this attendant, who looked friendly & sweet. Seemed he would make it a lot easier for her. When she told the attendant (Mr Grey ) the entire story , he smiled and gave her the assurance all’s well :) Mr Grey wrote her FIR and made sure it looked like an accident . There she was with the FIR that said — Poor Ms Red, the thief broke her car window and took it away while she fought and strangled with him but in vain.
Prob solved, she got a new sexy laptop in 15 days lying on her desk. And well this laptop was far better, a more expensive one. It was definitely the best chill she could get in such summers.

Mr Blue, who worked in same office, had pretty much the same experience in next one month and No, it wasn’t intentional ;-)
Mr Blue was a senior guy . He had reached a position after a lot of hardwork, and honesty. The summers were still not over, courtesy the global warming .
Mr Blue was out on the road, with his boss and had been walking quite a distance. He had the laptop hanging by his shoulder. He walked like a proud warrior.
He was tired of walking and wanted to take a break. He stopped for a min , put the laptop down by a wall . and damn, he looked down after a min, and it was gone. Wah re India :-)
The encounter to the same attendant in the same police station , but with a twist. Mr grey heard his story and again smiled the same way. When he was to write about the notorious made up accident story,Mr Blue thought it was unjust. He would do anything but lying. The final FIR said — “I was careless, put the laptop down on the road and it was GONE. ” The FIR never said – it was stolen .
The FIR had to be accepted in office but the claim never came. Mr Blue eventually had to shell out the amount of the laptop from his own pocket.

Mr Blue still walks like a warrior with his head held high . He makes his team proud,he has an aura one still dies for. Mr. Blue is on the right path. He is our Gandhi of todays era.

  1. Prashansa says:

    being a woman’ll alwayz be a blessing ! :D

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