I am back to normal they tell me – choosing round figures to celebrate stuff.
There should be a name for ‘these things’ – these ceiling date posts and rounded off number posts. I didn’t look far and wide – but I shall award the term of “ceremonial posts” to these that occur on a particular date or at a particular number.
Celebration – now that is a so ‘conventionalised’ word. Even the look of the word has this begging-for-smiles feeling. I had read once (in a book that a HR-kind of a person borrowed but never returned back) that in Microsoft (the company), they celebrate failures. For the lessons learnt – for the sheer effort that went into that failure – to make it a success.
I like that stuff! I like the feeling. Most of you will too – it goes without saying that they obviously celebrate successes. But it goes without doubt that if you ever want to enjoy a celebration of failure – you have to really believe in that effort. I mean really! Else – what you are going to get is just a load of free drinks without the kick – if you know what I mean. You might as well have a long dunk in a swimming pool of CH3CH2OH if it’s just the liver that you want damage.
Now, Microsoft may have its own standard of failures and success, do we have our own parameters? And are those saline excretions from the windows of our soul worth the isolation and the desperation we go through?
Just a hundred and eleven days before, it would have been perfect maths.
But hey, here’s cheers to missed deadlines and the 250th post, a hundred and eleven days late!