These are the new topics of conversation for people… Now days you hear these words in any place where more than one person is present (anyway I don’t talk to myself sitting on commode)… starting from tea shops to shabby bars, from office cafeteria to late night parties… people love to talk about these things.
The topics are so famous that people have started using these words in popular lingo… The other day my friend was complaining that his girl friend is giving him only one smooch per week and she is blaming that rise in prices of essential commodities is reason for this cost cutting 🙂 Anyway I asked him to invest in ‘other’ mutual funds to balance the total smooches. (And… my roommate used to tell that I don’t have sense of market)
And you really don’t have to know why bankruptcy happened or what bankruptcy means… All you have to do is remember the words…
Today morning I had interesting conversation with the bakery ‘mallu Uncle’ from whom I buy my daily dose of nicotine and caffeine.
Mallu Uncle: Bailout is very small (with clear dissatisfaction on face)
Mallu Uncle: 700 billion is too less in America to bail out so many people.
Me: ‘So many people’? I thought it is for companies.
Mallu Uncle: You software people don’t know ‘generator’ knowledge of markets… In America there are famous brothers called Lehman Brothers like we have ‘Kaurava brothers’ here… They did something and people put them in Jail…and America is bailing out them from Jail… they are famous I guess, I think they are cousin’s of Bush.
Me: Oh (I couldn’t tell much)
Mallu Uncle: Just imagine how much is 700 Billion
Me: Please shower me with that knowledge!!!
Mallu Uncle: It is very big money in India… If I have that money I can buy all the coconuts of Kerala, all the lungis, start at least 1500 bakeries and produce at least 4000 Mallu B-grade movies starring Shakeela. I just said kudos… and made a small pact that I will be actor in one of the movies and came to office. (even i need a backup plan when recession stuck 🙂
Today morning one of my uncle called me to ask ‘am I going to office?’. (Is it uncle’s day, today?) On inquiring he told that GM share is all time low… so will the office be open?
That was so weird, right? What GM shares have to do with my stupid tasteless job? After all I am a developer… A developer’s job is to make the girl pregnant… that’s it. It is job of business analysts, marketing people to carry baby for 9 months, go through the pain, pay the bills and deliver it safely… [That is most simplified corporate hierarchy lesson by Gowda (Popular belief is that he is one among those nasty Lie-man Brothers). Hope now you mammals know, ‘what they don’t teach in Harvard‘ or you can simply say why Gowda shouldn’t be admitted to Harvard 🙂
Here is the PJ question: What is common between Lehman Brothers and Ramsey Brothers.
Ans: Both scared shit out of the people… one in market and one in TV shows (Ramsey brothers produced Zee Horror Shows and plenty of horror movies)
As I was talking about economy in office cafeteria, I see most of my peers sitting grimly and talking about market crash and Sensex drop… so I dared to ask one of my nosy colleague, ” how much you lost in market?” With grave face he told, “No, I was planning to put some 5000 rupees if market was good”…[kutta saala… Khaaya peeya kuch nahin aur bottle bhi nahin thoda].
Anyway this is nice valid time to spend time in cafeteria… “Global economy is down…. so do you think your 10lines of code will make difference…. so why work, sit here.. let’s enjoy coffee” (one among 351 reasons to call ourselves as cheap labors :-()
And let me keep quiet about the blond female, who comes to cafeteria with pink color coffee mug, who told me that she always liked movies produced by Lehman brothers but recent movies are not good so they bankrupted…. Listen you stupid brainless female they are Warner Bros not Lehman bros.
One more PJ question:Why it is called as SENSEX?
Ans: After every RISE, it follows with DROPS :0)
So today is sufficiently a bad day, GM shares have reached all time low since great depression, major companies have lost money and all major indexes are falling… in short global economy is getting screwed… but still there is hope… today is Friday, so go home drink properly and God damn get drunk to the core, pee from balcony, steal neighbor’s clothes, bite your house owner’s dog, and don’t do anything which makes slightest of the Sense… 🙂
Economy is like driving a car in a tunnel; if you lose control the car will hit one side wall and bounce and hit other wall but ultimately will come on track… so cool.