The team was abuzz and running around busy and serious , making preparations for the client visit tomorrow . Right from setting up sign boards & posters to cleaning up our desks , almost everyone was busy doing something . Around 7 p.m , a new mail notification with a critical symbol , started blinking at us from our monitors . It was from our project manager , asking us to come by 9 am tomorrow ( which is almost an hour earlier than our usual time ) , well - groomed .
Today we all gathered in the office by around 8 - which is actually the in-time for the first bus , the next one is only at 10 , so we could afford to miss the first one . After breakfast and some usual chit-chat to ward off the sleep still clinging on to our eyes , we started our work and simultaneously awaiting the client visit to our workplace .
The clock was ticking and there was no sign any whites , even after lunch . Anxious and irritated we sat still waiting wondering ,
" Evening vara pora client ku , yedhukku pa kaalailaye , adhuvum Avalo seekiram vara sonnenga " .
I guess , somehow our pm sniffed our thoughts and was kind enough to inform us that the client would visit us by 5 and would go on only to about 15 mins . Thankful and happy , that we have got an answer finally and that we would be able to catch the 5.45 bus to home . We all decided not to go out for a break now as we will be leaving office sooner today .
Hunger started to play its music in our bellys and the sleep that we kicked out started it's reign over us . With hope that it's going to end soon , we sat there waiting . The clock struck 5.30 & still no sign of them . Confused and panicked , we thought ," yenga da pooneenga ???? " , and finally found them in a meeting room discussing seriously about something .
With our plan of leaving office by 5.30 , crashing down to pieces , our patience went down and hunger and sleep started to enforce its reign on us .
Finally they came , by around 6 pm . Our pm , started running to all our desks and asked to be professional . It was almost like , "Pasangala !!!! Moony-Kannan Varaan , silent-a irunga " , and so we did as he asked .
Our patience was growing thin on seeing them , talking to people of one cubicle for around 20 mins .
" kaatu mokka poduraanunga pola "
" dei Avalo nerama enna da pesureenga ???? "
" Ayayo !!! Ippadiye pona 7'o clock bus mood a poyidume "
And so many thoughts started whirling around in our minds . With every cubicle they both moved on , we were expecting them to reach us , but they were just moving away from us , which in the rate they are progressing would take around an hour to reach us .
We were all like " Ayayo Rama mudiyalaye " .
That's it . They have reached the limit . We can't wait anytime longer .So we all left our cubicle and surrounded them , throwing some forced smiles at them . The sickening part of introduction began . Each one was trying to harness and bring up the best accent they could , to impress these londonaites . Few turned to be weird and different , sounding other worldly to them and resulted in them , making weird faces . Amidst all this confusion , a victim of irritation , disappointment , hunger and sleep , a friend of mine began to introduce herself and ended up with a unique role ,no one has ever heard before - The Desi-developer ( it was developer , but she started with designer by mistake and tried to correct it and ended up with something like that ) .
Everyone had their hands folded , with their best smiles on and nodding vigorously for anything and everything they said and were about to say . A few just staring at them and their rapidly moving jaws , trying to understand what they were saying , but with their heads still nodding and a few just amusing how fair they were in complexion .
" Ivan yenna dhan solla Varaan " & " vellavi vachi dhan senjaangalo. Illa veyulukke kaataama valathaangalo " , would be the perfect translation of their thoughts .
After a few minutes of Q&A , the clients gave us a big Desi-style vaakkam/thank you and left for the day .
" appada!!! Oru valiya mudinjudhu " . Everyone let out a huge sigh of relief and dashed towards the door to leave .