A typical working day.

Wherever you work in Bangalore, however close your office is to your home, the morning commute is surely going to cost you at the least 45 minutes of your day. And if you stay a little far away, you might end up a loser of 2-3 hours. The main culprit to this lose of time is traffic which in turn leads to the question – who creates this traffic in the first place? The answer is obvious – it’s people like you and me trying to reach their destinations. Okay, we are not talking of traffic here.
So if you have to reach office around say 9 am and your commute time is around 1.5 to 2 hours, you wake up around 5 am and get ready, do your ironing and then eat some quick breakfast, you can’t call it breakfast, it’s just pushing food down your throat. If someone asks you later in the day what you had for breakfast, you would have to really think a while to answer what you had.
You run for the bus and get in somehow by 7.30 am. You either browse your mobile or listen to music or you sleep because you are not going to reach your destination any way sooner. Some people will start working – work from bus, work from road etc. Inch by inch crawling of the bus will make you think at the least 10 times about finding a job close by or if you had walked, I would have reached earlier. when this commute become a routine, you will have to find a good way to pass time. You know something, there are people who became novelists just by utilizing their commute time to workplace to write one.
Anyway, you somehow reach office and then you are all hungry and bowels full. Then you have your second breakfast after emptying your bellows. Now the time starts for work work work work. Oh wait, first stand up, status updates, tea, meetings, checking mails etc. And then all of a sudden, it is 12.30 pm. That’s lunch time. You move to the cafeteria, eat a heavy lunch, take a walk around the campus, do a bit chitchatting and then it’s 1.30 pm. Can we start working now? You open all your documents and get set ready to work on some pending tasks which you had planned to complete today. Someone drops by with some doubt which you can’t refuse and then you go on to help them.
By then 3 pm, let’s break for some tea. And then you are back by 3.30 to start your work. By the time you do some thing, it’s 5.30 om, time to leave for home. You do a quick pack up and run to catch your bus and a seat. And again 2-3 hours of travel to reach your destination. You basically follow the same morning routine. Your are home by around 8 pm if you are lucky, have your dinner, go to your room, do some browsing and texting. You are so tired that by 10 pm, you are on bed, thinking about what all to be completed for the next day. And then you doze off for the night.


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