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Saturday, January 23, 2010

A secret confidante...

Whenever I have been to a Beauty Parlour, I have observed that people bare their hearts before the hair snippers... Be it about their nasty MIL or bitching SIL... In fact, even the hairdressers themselves talk about their own miserable home life... I had always wondered how people can do that... I mean seriously, yo are washing your dirty laundry in public and literally public you have never met... I always thought that if you talk to your Family-In-Law you would be more likely to get to the crux of the issue than with 10 strangers eavesdropping on your tale of woe...

Well working in the IT industry, I wonder if we aren't doing the same thing... I mean come on... if you want to know which company is good for you son to join be it with regards to the salary, management or pressure, the best person to ask is probably your car driver's brother who drives a cab ferrying IT employees to their offices...

I mean, seriously, we are like almost totally indiscreet about whiom we talk about in the cabs... family, room mates, managers, home towns, boyfriends, girlfriends... and the silent listener is the cab driver...

And they are definitely as much into gossip as the female hairdresser at your local beauty parlour... The cab drivers hear people talk about their jerk managers who are biased, about the management which won't talk about a pay raise, about colleagues who are the managers' pets, which manager is most likely to fight for his team member to get them a decent VPI... and they definitely pass on the gossip; Be it to another cab driver or employees sitting in the front seat...

I was wondering today when a friend was talking about her nosy room mate and we were bitching about a certain biased good-for-nothing someone, just how much the cab driver was taking in...

I wondered if he were not thinking that he had a much quieter life driving a cab with an entertaining saas-bahu like drama enfolding with the employees sitting on the passenger seat and back seat.

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 1:20 AM

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