crazy colleagues – III

There was this security guard in my office (not the one in Valentine’s Day story, but same office though) who looked like a caricature.

A tall wiry chap with a big mustache twirling upwards, he made us laugh by just being there. But he had some fantastic logics in life. If at all an award was being handed out to the most innovative thinking in interpreting things you didn’t understand, he’ll win hands down.

Just a sample. We officially closed office at 6 pm. And once the receptionist was off, the security guard took over her desk and answered the phone.

Most of us worked well past 6 and invariably got a little peckish. We usually ordered short-eats from a restaurant opposite or sent out the office boy to get us something like spicy molaga bajjis or bondas from a cart-wala down the road.

Once a colleague who didn’t know a word of Tamil, sent the boy to get her some peanuts. After waiting for half an hour, she called the reception to check if the boy had left to buy the groundnuts at all. The Security answered the phone. Another colleague was sitting at the reception, talking to a friend who’d come to visit him. The following conversation was narrated by him.

Phone rings.

Security: “Hello., Gooood eeevning madam’


“Yes madam, he’s here”


“Ok madam, I’ll send him right away”

Hangs up. Urges the boy who’d been gossiping with him all the while to go to the shops.

Turns around and tells another chap who cleans the office.

” She wanted some internet oil urgently”

What’s that?” Asked the cleaning chap.

“Its for the computers. If you grease it using the internet oil, the computers will run fast & smooth”

My colleague fell backwards laughing….


  1. maami said,

    April 6, 2008 at 7:17 am

    he was deaf or what? hahahha

    not deaf! Just made up his own things when he misheard her!

  2. Pradeep said,

    April 7, 2008 at 7:47 am

    lol paavam!!
    The common man in India doesn’t even know what an internet is!!
    I feel so bad ,and now I am feeling terrible because I did a “lol” at him. 😦

    Its ok, his happened a few years ago! I’m sure he’d have caught up by now!

  3. bombaygirl said,

    April 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Hey…just tagged you

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