How should you feel when an intern calls you and thanks you for mentoring her? Especially, when the internship was close to 8 months back! She calls and says, “All the things you taught me has helped me garner a lot of appreciation at XXXXXX (a reputed publishing firm). I am doing well. Thank you.” I should feel happy, right? Especially since she was a pain in the neck during the internship!
How to be a good intern?
- Listen to your mentor. You are an intern, learn all that you can.
- Ask questions, not to question the ways, but to understand why it is the way it is.
- Do not feel disheartened if you do not live up to the expectations or mess things up. Learn!
- Thanking the mentor, if he deserves it, makes him feel really happy.
I should have posted this earlier. About two weeks back, I bought my first car. Maruti Suzuki Swift Vxi. I love the Hyundai i20 as well. But it is way too much on the expensive side. I have a thing for crossovers though. I have my eye on the Honda CR-V. I would love to own it someday.
To do list for my new car:
- Upgrade the tires from 160/80 R 14 to 185/70 R14. I’ll get a good buy back price for the existing tires which have not been used much. Plus, this will help in my transition to alloys.
- Install the Swift Zxi integrated audio set. Affordable, good on quality, and fits perfectly on the dash!
Thank you Hitesh Raj Bhagat for the advise on immediate to dos.
Adding more, on Varun Dubey‘s recommendation:
The look on his face screamed that this is not what he had expected. I grinned knowing that he was unaware of me noticing him prying on me. I wonder what is he gonna do different when he goes back to be the teenager that I was.
My works in the Short Stories category on my blog is inspired from Sean Hill‘s Twitter account VeryShortStory – which I am a big fan of. Do check it out, it’s dark, it’s witty, and it’s VERY short.
“Companionship,” said my friend, “is what keeps you sane.”
The more I think about it now, I couldn’t agree more.
Only if someone considers my change in approach towards life and pulls me out of this watery grave.
This post (and some more to come), I must confess is inspired from Sean Hill‘s Twitter account VeryShortStory – which I am a big fan of. Do check it out, it’s dark, it’s witty, and it’s VERY short.
I was among the crowd of people disturbed by the change of Facebook’s ‘Become a Fan’ button to the ‘Like’ button. For bloggers and website, it was important for people to have ‘Fans’ to gloat about. Now the seemingly small change in the button does seem to have worked wonders for Facebook.
WHOA Fact: Facebook serves 3 billion likes per day (more info) Now a ‘Become a Fan’ button could not have possibly achieved any number close to that one.
What more, this is one of the tweets from my timeline today:
What is my take on the tweet above? Facebook: Your ‘Like’ button has arrived! It is taking over the web, and I am starting to ‘Like’ it. In fact, I’ve added the Like button to all my posts…
First you send me this nice little email:
I think, “Okay, since you ask so nicely, I’ll participate in your feedback survey.”
First screen, you ask me, “Do you or any member in your family belong to any of these professions?”
Options: 1) Market Research 2) Journalism 3) None of the above.
“But I have been trying to get the job done!” I said, many years back, to my ex-boss and now good friend.
He simply took a pen out of his pocket and held it in front of me, and said, “Try to catch hold this pen. Would you?”
I frowned, stretched forward, and grabbed the pen. I thought he’ll move it around or something, but he didn’t.
“I thought I asked you to try to hold the pen. You aren’t trying. You are holding it. Now let go, and try to hold the pen again.”
Acting smart, I just stretched my hand forward, but didn’t even go towards the pen.
“You are not even trying now!” He snapped. “Point being, either you get the job done, or you don’t. There is no such thing as trying to get the job done.”
I don’t remember what was this print advertisement for, but I loved it!
I have this stuck on the pin board at my work place.
“So, what’s it going to be,” I asked my lazy ass friend “I place the order OR I go get the order?”
We are at Barista – a coffee shop inside a rather crowded mall, and I am in a mood for a practical joke.
“You place the order, I’ll go get it” he replied.
I go place our order with the attendant, who is also a friend. I get back to our seat.
“Whose name will he call for?” asked my friend.
“The name that brings the crowd to a stop; that’s you” I replied with a smile.
When our order was ready, the attendant shouts out loud: “ORDER OF MR. AMITABH BACHCHAN!”
Believe me, one needs balls to stand up when EVERY ONE around the store was FRANTICALLY looking for Mr. Bachchan.
My friend meekly stood up, waved at everyone, and fetched our order.
PSP is one of those gadgets that I planned to buy, but never ended up doing that. Truth is, I do not have that much of a player in me :-/ Anyway, I just got this press release that I thought I should share with the gamers out there. Sony is re-releasing a range of top PSP games at low prices (Rs 699, that’s it!) to complete your collection of games.
And If one were to believe their press release, there are more games coming your way soon. Notice how I keep saying ‘your collection’ and ‘your way’? That is because I do not plan on buying the PSP anymore :-p