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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Window Seat is Mine!

There is an unspoken bond between kids and a window seat.
Be it car, bus, train, aircraft, classroom...anywhere. Its the window way or no way.
It was almost an art how we would throw in our bags from outside the school bus, to block the Window Seat.

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Somehow, I have always been the compromising one on this front. With friends, siblings, classmates; I prefered rather being squashed in the center than being smashed up against the window in the car rear seat.

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I just don't get it.

Some people say, they love to feel the fresh air on their face. Umm, can't be JUST that, coz nope, aeroplanes don't allow that. Some say, its to see the scenary around. I really wonder, HOW much can you grasp out of that small window in a moving bus! So, I compromise to the center seats again.

Although, I figured, Window Seats ARE better, for they give better support to take a good nap. Nevertheless, I still catch my travel naps. They are slumber-icious!!...especially since the bus is is rocking your cradle. What more can you ask for?

As fate wanted, I ended up near a window seat at my office too.
Well, geographically AND ergonomically, I must say that its one heck of a place. Its right near the pantry, very close to the loo ( far enough to keep the intoxicating aromas away), near the aisle where people keep their sweets n' snacks on any occasion...Its right next to the Window. Basically, its the seat everyone envies. Its a definite keeper.

I loved it too. Until...it become the Adda..you know..the place-around-the-corner-where-everybody-who-is-anybody-hangs-out.

Now, what I don't get about this Human-Window relationship is its huge impact on the work culture in scenarios like mine. It is baffling to see that people can't stay away from the Window!

1. They get a call, its gotta be attended near the Window.
2. They wana sip on caffeine, gotta be the Window.
3. Gotta catch up on friend-cum-colleague, Window.
4. Exchange few notes on work, You know where.

I mean, we have like 40 conference rooms and like 20 phone booths. Nope, the Human-Window liaison overpowers this and draws the Homo sapiens towards the light..the pane.

Such a strong force of nature has made me re-think my choice of Seat over the past year. With the ever-reducing call rates; The ever-growing open communication channels in groups in work culture; these must be nice fancy terms but to my brain, they are just directly proportional to the number of Window visits...which in turn is directly proportional to ever-increasing hours of blethering!! :\

I am very well aware that my dear friends must be following My Squiggle and I request, do not get astonished ; PLEASE do not take offense ( cause I don't intend it :) ); Do Not feel bad; JUST...Get the hint. ;)

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Kiran Kumar Tikare said...

As far as i know, the attraction towards window started when we were kids bcoz of curiosity about the outer world.

Still that curiosity continues with the invention of TV[Magic Window, where we can see other people],Internet[window to the world,where we can get info about whatever we think of].

Dee said...

True.. i totally agree.. :)