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We all very well aware of the anger, read many times and dwell with it, so don’t get annoyed about this post, recently I read an article about how angry affects the professional work especially the decision makers, it should not be an egregious event, but simple upsets inflict the chores. The decision made with the anger mood are mostly cognitive rather than profound. It could affect the big boss ‘you’ or a poor sweeper out there.

This morning at my daughter’s school entrance I found a furious dad yelling at his KG toddler to get down from his car quickly, while all the vehicles behind him were honking. Who should be blamed, the father or daughter?, the entire mistake was by this grown up man, there were spacious parking just few meters ahead, but he was so lazy to spend few minutes or to turn his wheel to facilitate the small kid to get down safe and peacefully.

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Husband: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?

Wife : I clean the toilet....

Husband: How does that help ?

Wife : I use your toothbrush.


Nowadays we are using varieties of transportation modes, each one bring us different experience. The flight journey can be fast and modern with smileful air hostess swaying around but nothing can beat the pleasure of train journey, i guess.

It is another great experience if you take a ride in Chennai autorickshaws, at the end of your journey, you will be more updated on political trends, cine gossips and commodity price index etc from the driver.

The bus ride can be appropriate for shorter distance but it is uncomfortable for longer distances, especially with our private transporters compete with thei rivals on catching up the time, it’s like running race, they never care about road bends or turn. Most of these buses, play 'dappanguthu songs' and blurred quality videos make our travel more horrible!!

By the way we rented Mahindra Scorpio for few days, the vehicle is great, equivalent to international brands. India is really shining on this industry.

The train journey brings the people more closer, sometimes we may get a ‘fellow passenger’ then become our friends. During my recent visit to India, I intentionally opted to travel by train. One time we got retired government physician and a software engineer travelling with us, they were so humble and polite, during discussions we found that he has a daughter and they are getting good offers for her marriage, he mentioned about a proposal and the boy is working with a reputed software company, fortunately the person he mentioned happened to be our fellow passenger’s friend, he got more details about him, almost he made up his decision and sent immediately a text message to his daughter. That was a pleasant event in the train.


Let me share a story flight journey, we were six of us, when they allotted the seat, my daughter and son got seats far from us, we preferred to have them beside, I requested two gentle men in front us on possibility of exchanging seats, one agreed another was so stubborn, just I asked him the reason for not moving, his reply was ‘he didn’t want to’ I didn’t argue with him much, he could be mentally stressed or problems to ponder, I know a bachelor’s situation flying to gulf. If that was the problem by a passenger, I didn’t expect another bug in the form of bag by the flight attendants, they were distributing gift bags for all the kids, in fact we have many of them at home got from the previous trips, the airhostess started to distribute and stopped in half way, most of the other kids and their parents were upset and arguing, I asked the reason and understood they are out of stock, it was hard to convince my kids, what a poor management by the Airlines (Saudia), among the airline services in gulf region, its my impression, Emirates is the best!! I could do nothing but a complaint to the airlines.

I hope you got my point for the reason to hate the flight journey!! I wish we have fastest train between Jeddah and Chennai.

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A recent Harvard University study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, suggests that you can improve your willpower simply by doing good deeds. Researchers found we can view others who "do good" as having more willpower. So, when we do good deeds ourselves, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. To improve your willpower, try doing more good deeds in your personal life and at work.

http://www.thecrimson.harvard.edu/article/2010/4/21/good-something-dollar-weight/

Thanks www.mindtools.com


Packing for a vacation is similar to executing a project, it needs a check list, time schedule, planning, budget allocation, and finally not to miss anything!! This year we are visiting our native place for a month, we have prepared a list several weeks before mainly comprising of gifts to our relatives and friends. We bought each a colorful (not multicolored…lol) suit cases, and fill them whenever we purchase something. Earlier days, we get several quality products those were not available back home or they were comparatively so expensive, the best example I can think of is electronic products, but now we get almost everything everywhere. My uncle used to wear particular brand shoe, that was not available in India, twice I bought him during my last trips, last week I called him, he told, “everything available here, if you need anything I will buy them for you” That is wonderful.



I asked my colleague who is also leaving next week, he is whining, he got a big list from his family, they want soap powder to talc powder, hair oil to cooking oil, he has to carry all these items, pay excess luggage charges which will be more than the product cost, but he mentioned, even though we get everything in our native, but the quality will be superior here, I doubt in his statement but cannot deny, last night we went to a super market and browsing the aisles I found our Indian biscuits, chocolates with the a big label “Export Quality”, what does it mean? as my colleague mentioned the products are superior in foreign countries? for export purpose you can do efficient packaging but the quality should be same is nt it?


For your info, another list is being prepared, mainly these list are of homemade groceries (masala powder, especially for fish curry) to be brought back on return, not any reputed brand can beat them!!


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I adore Dilbert cartoons, the expressions, dialogues and the characters depicts a lot. Glad to share these recent ones:


Frightening Presentation


Employee satisfaction doubled 1 to 2% -:)

Watch you words :(

Technocrats

Should have alternative plans

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Since three days the temperature is swinging in fifties here, yesterday it has reached 55°C, and they expect the same today as well, some of the schools are closed today as they afraid of sunstroke. The sad part is about the laborers, construction workers and the road cleaners, I wonder do everybody will get a propitious management to consider their working conditions, time and their health. In our factory, they distribute plenty of juices, water bottles, shorter working time for the people working in plants and construction areas. Due to higher temperature, there are frequent power cuts, even air-condition going weary. Yesterday evening I could not sit inside my car, the seat has absorbed all the heat, ventilated, even then no use. Back home at Chennai, we used to whine and yell for the temperature 35°C!!

Our body can easily adjust up to 40°C, when it goes higher, it may affect our metabolism, to avoid anything serious, we should keep our body hydrated. We already know about the importance of drinking water regularly, whether it is medically proven or not, it is healthier to drink 8 glasses of water a day, it is water, nature's gift, nothing wrong if you drink more!!

There is a quote by Maya Angelou “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Nowadays we come across many people throughout the day , at work, in our blogs and mails, we even wish them on their birthdays and anniversaries just by a pop up message of Face Book, we should accept this trend, our relationships are evolved in to ‘E’ thing!!

Among all these gyration, we meet people sincere, appreciative, mighty and admiring. I found in some manufacturing industries, when a talented fresh candidate joins they assign an experienced member of the organization as mentor, who can walk through the process, teach, train and mold, it is best model to learn from experience. Mostly we use the term role model, usually they are big celebrities or leaders, I never had a thought of having anybody as my role model, the reasons may be I don’t know them personally or I am not ready for such a big challenge or it is not required for me!!, but I am inspired by the mentor, who understand, criticize, care, appreciate, share, teach and learn.

If you take a survey of your friends list, some of them you know since the child hood days, from school and colleges, from the work place, and lately some of our e-friendship may be turned in to a good friendship, time is not important for efficient friendship, or just by chatting few minutes every day and exchanging mails is not a measure for effective friendship, but it makes a difference by how much the friendship makes you feel। Recently I got whiff of mentor with a friend, hardly I know less than a year, we discuss a lot, share and update each other, I always trust my friendship, it never deceives me. Everybody is unique and will have some talents, when we share and discuss we learn more and vision becomes broader. I am enjoying all those blessings with my new friend, even though I have few other good friends, this new friend shows the other dimension of it, I am sure you will have such friends at least one or too many!!

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