Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Client Visit

Yesterday we had our first client meet. And this was no less than a movie for me. Entertainment - Entertainment - Entertainment .
So here goes the story of this very movie “The client visit”. I know title doesn’t look appealing but as Shakespeare said “What’s in a name?” I have spent only few seconds in deciding this title. If you are still not convinced with my answer, go watch Hindi movie “Suraj ka satvan ghoda”, directed by legend Syam Benegal. Any ways, let me come to the story of this movie. But before I sail through the movie scenes, let me introduce you with star cast of this movie:

·         Actor/Actress: Thomas, Jenny and Ashish
·         Supporting Actor: DS
·         Comedians: Nitin Jain and Sanjeev
·         Special Appearance: Ravi


Scene 1 :

Our team is quite big including 10-15 people. And Those awesome foursomes visited our bay to say hello to us. Sanjeev was with them and as he quickly introduced them, I got first glimpse of Thomas. I was so impressed with his first look. I don't know how US people get successful so early. He was looking so young and already CPO in Merrill. Lucky man !! And then I noticed the lady 'Jenny'- slim, tall and expression less.I repeated the same question in my heart which I asked my times after I crossed 18. Why god why I’m only 5’3 ? May be its result of my previous births and karmas (what Hindu mythology gives as convincing fact of every of our sufferings). And then I noticed her 3 inches shoes and I recalled Roopali’s high heel shoes. Sigh!! I was feeling better. 

Then we got a team snap clicked. I was next to DS and thanks to almighty not next to that cactus background where others were standing. I couldn’t notice Ashish during this first meet. May be I had seen him but with assuming him another GL employee I ignored him. Sad and bad!! If you are thinking what role other team members (including me ) were playing then let me tell you a truth. We were actually mob. Did I break your excitement you with saying so? Okay don’t lose your heart, we were background actors. Remember the scene in movie “Om Shanti OM” when Shahrukh Khan played a background actor who only said “Bhagoooo”. At-least this word 'actor' is there in the role type. I’m okay with it.

Scene 2 :

As we all entered the Executive Board Room, I took my chair in back row, reason is simple why to take “riks” (mind it) with sitting in front of them. I don’t want to get exposed to their questions very closely. We all settled down. Thomas stared addressing us and his speech was more friendly than demanding. Oh did I hear it correctly? Merrill’s 3000 employee's futures are in our hands !! I thought we can play with their careers but only if we have our career left anymore. Thomas is father of 4 kids and has a big family including 2 dogs. He doesn’t look like father of 4 kids. Is this his first wedding? His wife’s? Step kids? All this crap was in my mind because of those Hollywood movies. But honestly I see his career in India as our desi Hero. He can come and try his luck in our very own bollywood which always welcomes foreigners.

Jenny was playing the role of a FBI detective that time. She was trying to read our faces. “This guy is smiling so much means he’s doing nothing these days. Oh that guy is sitting very quietly, definitely he’s messing up things. My goodness, I have so much to observe here.”  She was even not interested in giving her introduction. She looked professional, she should be actually! Girls are no less than boys in any field. She’s playing her role the best.

This scene was full of laughter, giggles and chucking. Nitin and Sanjeev played their best part in making the whole scene enjoyable. Their expert yet funny comments added the hint of tang in the introduction session. We all also tried our best to do funny talks. Praveen really, getting up early is your hobby? And Serious Prabhat watches only serious stuff. Sikha likes to explore new things but she’s not sure about what she explored so far. Merrill is everything she’s dreaming about. You have set an example Sikha for other employees. Remember that Sundar Vab visit by some buddy. Crocodiles were as big as Executive Board Room, sounds scary and at the same time absurd. I also want to read about them because I know I can never be there (lazy husband not lazy lamhe!!). Rahul listing to music is your hobby our Indian Ocean for that matter? Jenny and Horse riding, horses must be getting scared with her that’s why she’s able to manage them and do “dressage”.

More scenes to come...