A person called me up today early morning. He wanted to offer me a membership to some club. I was of course excited, but it lasted only for a moment. They were going to ask me to cough up hefty annual fee in return of all the facilities, most of which I don’t need or use. So I declined. But being a persuasive salesman, he went on to explain me all the benefits, facilities and then he said this, “Sir, if you take a membership, we will also give you many free gifts and free rewards.”
Darn! When will Indians learn to speak good English. Aren’t all gifts supposed to be free? If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be called gifts right? And what are rewards? Here are the dictionary definition of noun form of ‘a reward’
- A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
- Payment made in return for a service rendered
- An act performed to strengthen approved behavior
- The offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
- Benefit resulting from some event or action
Take the definitions as my free gift advice to all those who want to give me free rewards. 😛
Lot of people come to me for advice. They think I’m a ‘gyani baba’‘ meaning a knowledgeable person. It really amuses me. I’m a guy with most ordinary record and absolutely mediocre intelligence. Dont believe? let me tell you who am I…
- Through out my school life, I was an average student. I barely managed to feature in the ranks (only twice in numerous exams I appeared)
- Tried hard but couldn’t get through in the Regional Engineering colleges. Although I was blessed to be a part of RKNEC civil branch.
- Managed to some how clear my engineering in 4 years.
- Failed in umpteen number of interviews before managing to crack CET and get through in MITSOM to complete my post graduation in marketing communications.
- Topped the college in only one of the possible 4 semesters.
- Changed 4 jobs in 3 years to move from junior to middle management.
- Started a business, booked profit and left it in midway.
- I’m earning more money than all my friends but lesser than all my colleague managers.
And I’m still not clear what I should be doing.
Despite all these facts and figures, I still think I can be a gyan guru.
Do you think you should come to me for advice? You are most welcome!