When it comes to working in a multinational company, people tend to face silly stupid instances in their life… I myself started my career in a completely diverse environment. Thankfully, I coped well. But then, things wouldn’t be as easy always. Many a times, I would listen to my boss and then wonder, what exactly he wants. I would end up either doing some goof-ups or shamelessly declare, I have NO idea on whatever he asked for….
She too was new to this multi-national culture. Coming from a small village in India, this foreign country had many surprise elements to bewilder her…Many a times, she would sadly look around not knowing what to do. ‘How to prove herself’ … was always the question…She made sure to be “always ready” to do all the tasks assigned to her…flawlessly…
That was exactly the reason why she rushed to get a table for 4 for Friday evening for her boss and friends to have Tea. When we want a tea; we would either make it ourself and drink or just pop by Pappu Chaiwaala and get a Karak tea…These high profile executives had style in everything. ‘To go for a tea, her boss wanted to book a table and arrange everything, one week in advance,’ she wondered. But, here, her boss has clearly asked her to “Book tea time for 4 at JG Club for Friday” and without any further questions, she will ensure he will have a remarkable evening.
Called up the JG Club hotel; personally spoke to Restaurant Manager and made sure the table is reserved. She made it clear to them on how her boss would like the snacks and tea prepared. Afterall, she knew her boss well. A day before the D-day; being pro-active, she called up the hotel to confirm all arrangements were made properly and she was relieved. She was proud to have done a good job.
Just when her boss was leaving for the day, she reminded him…
“Boss, you tea time is confirmed.”
“Ok, good. Have you made sure its for 4.”
“Yes, Boss. Everything is set as per your taste.”
“Taste? What taste? By the by, which course was booked?
“Boss, since it is tea time, they will serve snacks or appetizers. But if you are planning for the dinner too, I can check on their set menu courses”
“What? What are you talking about?”
“About your table for 4 tomorrow at XX Hotel. It is booked for 4pm now. Unless you want it later in the day”
“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT DID YOU BOOK? I ASKED FOR TEE TIME…T E E and not T E A.”
“T E E? What cuisine is that Boss?”
“Oh, Come-on. I asked to block a Tee time at the Golf Course tomorrow for me and my friends and you went on to book Chai for me? How crazy can you be?”
“Golf? Tee? Hmm…?” She could utter not a word more. As clearly, she knew nothing about golf; forget Tee time… as her eyes went blank…She vaguely heard her boss laughing out…
“Hey, Paul. Did you hear this? I asked this girl to book for a tee-time and she went and booked a table for 4 to have Tea…”
Ok, now thank god. I am a joker now, but atleast not a jobless one…He has not lost his cool, yet. 'But? Now? What the hell is this? TEE time?', she wondered, What ever it is...she knew one thing for sure...
Not my time...