Friday, October 3, 2008

Signs you've been in the Indian IT industry for too long...

1.) U use phrases like "No issues" and "Value addition" in everyday parlance. For e.g . . . . When talking about your doodhwalla, U say, "His milk does zero value addition to my health but he is the only guy around so no issues"

2.) Ur prime source of entertainment is the forwards sent to U by friends whose faces U can’t remember.

3.) U drink more tea or coffee than water.

4.) When a half-day at work means leaving at 7:30 in the evening (and U actually feel guilty about it).

5.) U keep trying to shut down ur home computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del (used to lock office comps)

6.) After U switch on your TV, U spends some time looking for a mouse.

7.) When ur mobile rings at home, U rush outside to receive the call.

8.) When U make calls at home, U accidentally dial"0" to get an outside line.

9.) U haven’t played Solitaire with real cards in years.

10.) U tell everyone your favourite book is "Who Moved my Cheese?" when in reality U couldn’t even finish that. Ur real favourite book is the Oracle manual for PL/SQL.

11.) Ur last crush was a girl in HR, ur current crush is the new girl in HR and all ur crushes in the future will be girls in HR.

12.) U secretly visit sites like< and
13.) U don’t go abroad anymore, but go 'on site'. And when U go 'on site' your mama, chacha and l'il cousin Chintu come to see u off.

14.) U spend the entire day reading forwards, smoking cigarettes, drinking tea/coffee and playing T.T. and then complain about the late working hours.

15.) Ur important 'meetings' usually comprise two or three people max, including yourself.

16.) U keep pressing Ctrl+Enter wondering why your gmail is not going.

17.) U secretly prepare for CAT only to find ur PL sitting behind you at the exam.

18.) Ur criteria for visiting a restaurant is whether it accepts 'Ticket restaurant' coupons or 'Sodexho' passes.

19.) U email ur mate who works at the desk next to U.

20.) U read this list and kept nodding & smiling.

21.) As U read this list, U r thinking of sending it to ur friends who are in IT.

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