Finally it’s gone. The 2 days of pure bliss. Waking up late, doing everything that followed late, and finally going back to bed late. It was fantastic. But every good thing comes to an end. And so did this one. The 25th and 26th of December 2007 are now gone. And I am back in office.
Fortunately the vacation for the entire office crew is not over yet. Many of the people here will return to office only on 2nd Jan (some even later – lucky them) of the new year. Hence the floor still looks empty more or less. Except for some of us, contractors, the company employees always enjoy their vacations to the fullest. They care less about what is happening in the office, because they have got us to care for it. It’s nice when you are wearing their shoes – it’s not that nice on this other side of the fence. Reminds me of that global outsourcing dream statement: “I have outsourced because when I lie down under a coconut tree in a Caribbean island and seep up my pina-colada, I want to be sure that someone is there running my business for me!” And most of these guys are doing just that right now.
Sometimes, like this time of the year, I can dare to say that “it’s fortunate” – but at other times, like August, it’s not that fortunate that they are not available. Because, when they come back in September, they expect the results of our efforts to be there on their desks ready for them to pass judgement on – whereas if we get stuck before they won’t be there to give us the right answers. But anyway, I shouldn’t complain – it’s classical life in the world of outsourcing, and we get paid to handle this mess.
Coming back to the last 2 days that were great indeed. Saw couple of movies, did some shopping (thankfully some of the shops were open yesterday and trams to the city were running), and did some eating out. Did some unplanned chores and missed out on some planned ones. Did many a things. And among all of them, did the most important one – kept ourselves happy.
Now looking forward to the weekend with some plans. Let’s see how it goes. And till then, eat less fatty stuff, sleep well, go for a long drive on country roads, and be merry.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the World!