As many of you know, I work in IT industry and in the current project we are bunch of female Indians who are skinny, underweight (yes, that includes me) and may be malnutrition’ed and couple of guys. Yeah.. speak about women in tech, we stand as the best example. In our particular team, women are more than men.. Surprising but very true!
Our routine during lunch hour is usually who ever are free of meetings would gather to have lunch in our cute little area where we have a round table. I am in favor of such idea of space planning where I believe it is more productive as a team.
I definitely have habit of deviating from main topic.. but I need to give some background for all interested readers out there… isn’t? what do you think?
Yes Yes we have a round table chit-chat, pulling legs, teasing each other sessions during lunch everyday… (in fact I suggest you guys to have such area .. it is absolutely refreshing and fun to interact with your colleagues on a daily basis about non-work topics)..so this male colleague of our team suddenly switches to a healthy diet .. yeah that’s right .. he got steamed mixed vegetables as a side. Which is surprising for our team to digest.
Image source.. not mine, searched in google and I forget where I downloaded this from..oops!
So one of the lady from our team out of curiosity asks him..
What happened to you Mr? (Let us call him PK)
Him: my wife thinks she is over weight by 10 pounds, (refers to that one healthy lady on our round table, let’s call her Preksha) and may be little weightier than preksha..
*Audience* We all heard it as “Waiter” and were all like “What on the earth waiter is Mr PK.
him: I meant my wife weighs as much as preksha does and she is currently dieting. He goes on telling the story of her dieting regimen… That she wanted to diet and did for a week and she ate the pizza yesterday. And he adds - I do not quite get it when she says ..she is “Dieting” ..
(we all were laughing hard)
and he continues the story – that his wife ended up joining some aerobics and does dancing for the same purpose, his kid who is 3 yr old says “Mamma… no dancing, mamma .. no dancing”..
(at this point, we all burst out laughing)
As much as we all appreciate of her taking her health into account and support the idea.. but the way he expressed it was so funny that we all had a great laughing session. We all share such some silly and funny stories that are happening in our lives at the table.. all of it taken in light humor by everyone.
We are diverse group, people from different countries as well.. so we have fun sessions imitating actions, mannerisms, pulling each other legs and all in limits… and we all are little bit racists.
Some one said (I don’t know who) if you cannot laugh at your ownself , then you have no right to laugh at other’s.. Which I believe in and yes.. no day goes by me not making fun of myself..
How about you?