Thursday, May 3, 2012

Apt Quotations


I was peacefully walking on the pavement on the 100 ft road in Indiranagar. I stepped off the pavement to cross the intersecting road. The next thing I knew the world somersaulted around me and I was lying on my side on the road with my foot inflating slowly like a football being filled with air. One of those inevitable small pieces of stone had strategically positioned itself in such a way as to be under my foot at the right moment to turn my ankle and spill me all over the road. Why spoil your day with the rest of the tale of woe about how I got home and how long I took to heal. It is best that I close that chapter with the thought that brought a smile to my lips even on that day.
An accident is a condition where Presence of Mind is good but Absence of Body is better
Quotes like these can brighten your day regardless of circumstances. For example I can never pass a college without remembering another quote
A college is a fountain of knowledge where students gather --- to drink!
Any bar in the vicinity of any college will testify to the essential truth of this quote!
The office is the last place one looks to for humor. Any office always has that sincere worker who is glued to his seat and takes pride in not taking a single break. Co-workers of such a paragon inevitably get pretty worked up about him/her. In my days, thanks to a good friend, I have had a quote that lightens my mood after my boss has chewed me up for not emulating that ideal employee.
Some people will do anything for money – even work!
The unlikeliest of places to bring a smile to my lips has been my super-boss’ office. He had this prominent sign on his wall.
Are you here with the solution or are you a part of the problem?
Every time I entered his room I used to wonder how he himself answered that question – considering he spent more time with it than any of us did! The thought of how I would answer that question on his behalf invariably left me smiling at the end of the visit!

18 comments:

  1. Some people will do anything for money – even work! Loved that one ha ha ha!! Lol!

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  2. Hi Suresh!!

    Very nice article... Awesome collection of quotes...

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for coming by and commenting

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  3. I like your posts-they are so legible-i mean the fonts;& also short & to the point.

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    1. Ah! The fonts are large so that I can read them myself:):) Short? Thank God someone thinks so:) No-one who read 'Desi Wild Hogs' does:)

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  4. Hey CS. A stone in your path and you fell! That's eerie. Or, it is another apt quote - great minds..
    Great post.

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    1. Hi KayEm! Much as I'd luv to think that it is impossible, my foot refuses to let me believe:) It still aches:)

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    2. Remember Dina and Sharmila who had stones in their path and fell? For Sharmila there were snickers and for Dina, empathetic laughter! That co-incidence and the fact that it all happened on the 3rd of May is what I was referring to.

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    3. I see KayEM! I did not correlate! Sorry.

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  5. hahaha. awesome quotes!!!

    although i stay away from those workers who sacrifice their lives for work but i have noticed that other employees get food, coffee etc for those people (virtually treat them like a patient).

    careful on 100 ft road, you should be skilled gymnast to cross the road there.

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    1. Careful on any road is more suitable for me:) I have this uncanny ability to fall anywhere:)

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  6. You have amply heaped your fun-loving spirit at us. Loved those quotes!

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  7. Interesting idea - thinking about quotes in the context of real life situations. Could have been a bit longer though.

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    1. The major complaint, hitherto, has been that my posts are too long. For the first time, someone wants more of what I dished out:) Thanks TF!

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  8. I love the concept of this article! Justice made to the topic.. has set me musing!
    Miracles Happen!

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