startling banals

25 January 2008

Filling forms
Running around
Getting signs
Out for lunch..
Checking rules
Being polite
Tired satisfaction
Work done
God.. I miss bureaucracy!

6 Comments:

Tired satisfaction it is...recently I had to get a consolidated marklist...so dont miss it much :)
Blogger b v n, at 10.2.08  
:) recently i also did all the running around after many years. brought back a lot of memories..
Blogger anish, at 11.2.08  
Bureacracratic circles always appear karmic to me. Anyway your post just makes it concisely karmic
Blogger Chippy, at 4.3.08  
Bureacracratic circles always appear karmic to me. Anyway your post just makes it concisely karmic
Blogger Chippy, at 4.3.08  
or existential? :) or kafkaesque hehe

actually i had got used to it in iit bombay. i was never allowed to register online because of backlogs.

my friends and i would gather in the canteen and bitch about the professors and academic section staff, share tip-offs, hatch conspiracies, find loopholes in rules, come up with bright ideas to out-maneuver the bureacracy.. over cigarettes and tea.

but through all the struggle, a bond developed between the staff and us and in the end they were the ones who saved us from the professors' whims.

so after 3 years when i got the 'opportunity' to go round bureacratic circles again but this time in America, it was deja vu and i couldn't beat back the smiles returning to my face..
Blogger anish, at 4.3.08  
:).. your posts always make me smile
Blogger kaa, at 5.3.08  

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