Beat the heat – A random theme from “office”
“Simi, are you listening to me? I’m not going to entertain the thing again. This is ridiculous and completely unethical.” Mr. Abhay was furious over some matter of his government colleagues and adding to same it was one of the hottest day in the city in years.
Some of his colleagues have broken into their boss’s cabin in his absence, due to unavailability of the “Air Conditioner” in their cubicles. They found no way but this as a better option to bear the unbearable heat of that day. Obviously it was unethical and hence Abhay, being an ethical persona, had opposed the same. But, no one listened to him. He, then kept himself busy with his work in his hot seat and was furious about the matter. He came back home after his office hours and was raising the same concern to his wife Simran.
Simran is one of the coolest lady one would have ever met. She knew how to calm down Abhay and then suggest him ideas for beating the heat in the office, let it be with his colleagues and the real sunny affair. She kept listening to whatever Abhay said and simultaneously humming her favorite Lataji’s number. She knew Abhay will speak his anger for a while and will be normal. Then, she can easily talk to Abhay about her ideas.
By now Abhay had stopped blabbering and had freshened up. His energy juice was ready at his study table and Simran like always was smiling at him in her way of calmness. Abhay after finishing his drink, said, “Simi, you never care for whatever I say, isn’t it? How can you be so calm, always?”
She winked and said, “Mr. Abhay, you still need to know a lot about me and you have a lifetime for same. Why to get so furious, when you can handle things patiently.” Abhay was expressionless for a second or so and then got busy nudging Simran in a fun and said, “It’s because, I get to listen to your best advices, sweetheart. Can you beat the heat for me, dear?”
Simran, caringly moved her hand over Abhay’s hair and said, “Well, you need a good hair color. You are getting old, Mr. Abhay and dependency isn’t always good. Hope, you understand the importance of being calm always.” Abhay laughed and said, “You are jealous of my female colleagues since they say, I’m still young at this age. Kindly advise my genius partner.” Simran then pushed Abhay and gestured not to take suggestions from her. Abhay then, held her hand and gave a sweet gesture to her. Simran had to stay back.
Simran suggested why they can’t form a union meeting at the office and sort out things. They can easily pour in ideas to beat the heat at office i.e between themselves and the rising temperature. The budget can be decided for “Air Conditioners” at different cubicle areas and concerns for same can be raised peacefully at the higher authorities. Then, colleagues can also keep calm and sort out the differences among themselves, maintaining a healthy balance of work culture.
Abhay knew that this suggestion was simple and known to all but no one ever thought of implementing it. He thanked Simran and they had the dinner that was served after the discussion.
Next day in office was another normal day and Abhay went on to cubicles after cubicles trying to push his colleagues for a meeting at union. All agreed to meet after lunch and then the meeting was successful with loads of ideas pouring in to beat the heat at the office. All of those were jotted down and handed over to the higher authorities, who promised them of some quick action and temporarily suggested to get extra rented table fans at each cubicle. Those will be taken care by the office fund.
Simran’s suggestions had worked miracles and Abhay was a happy guy on returning home that day. Excitedly he picked up Simran and went round in happiness and thanked her in his way of calmness. Everything seemed happy thereafter.
Like I always, quote everywhere, “If you can’t be the icing on the best cake, you can always be the part of the cake that justifies your appetite.” This is what Simran did for Abhay and they could easily justify “Beating the heat”.
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