The Note Sheet Skirmish

I opened a file, went through the contents, and made the following observation-


Pl discuss

The reader must not bother about Note #1-4 here. They pertain to routine work and hold no particular interest.

(Pressed: Send Back)

I received back the following Note within two minutes-


Pl inform the date and time. As well as the mode – in person, or online.

I wrote back-


Anytime. Anywhere. Anyhow.

(Pressed-Send Back)

The next reply was a classic one.


1. Too long a time-window. As TS Eliot once said-“Time present and time past/ Are both perhaps present in time future/ And time future contained in time past./ If all time is eternally present/ All time is unredeemable.”

2. Too large an area to track or cover. I will try to be here, there and everywhere. Question is would I be visible at the desired place at the particular time.

3. Internet is not reliable. Online meeting can be scheduled but the call might not go through at that point. The undersigned can come in person but cannot bear to put you under the obligation of offering him tea, which is anyway horrible. Neither can the undersigned say no to the tea he might be offered, nor can he bring himself to bear it. Hence, kindly excuse.

I had had enough. I decided to terminate this tomfoolery.


Proceed as per policy.

(Pressed-Send Back)

I was to face one more googly-


As already discussed, put up for kind approval. (This proposal was the same as the original one, put up in Note#4)

I conceded without much ado, despite the temptation to keep the loop running.


Approved, as proposed.

(Pressed-Send Back)

Game over.

The Final Score –

Senior Player – Lost nothing.

Junior Player- Won nothing.   

Yet this was not quite a tame draw.

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