A regular?? weekend at Hyderabad

by oBelIX

Scotch on the rocks – it’s better than vodka. -CeG <oBelIX>

6 hours cold pizza can be microwaved and then its as good as new. -CeG <oBelIX>

This post describes the mundane and routine that is your life after you leave college. You are liable to get seriously bored. However, If you do read through till the end there are a couple of funny pictures …

NOTE: This post is in no way reflects an actual weekend …

Friday Night:

Another weekend coming up. BORING. With absolutely nothing to do. Stayed in office till late … very late – was playing oblivion again. Wondered again, what xbox 360 title to buy – or just wait till assasin’s creed comes out.


With Bhagwan Mess (for the uninitiated – this is where we used to eat breakfast) closed, had no option but to skip breakfast. (It’s 4PM On sunday now, so I don’t even remember whether I did wake up for breakfast or not). Anyway, after a little bit of pondering, figured out what all I need to get done this weekend:

  1. Washing clothes
  2. Get my Nokia 6270 Serviced
  3. Get my blanket etc.. dry cleaned
  4. Wish booshi Happy Birthday

Postponed all this to tomorrow i.e. today – and popped over to work. Started playing Oblivion … killed Umbra, got her sword. It’s about 11:30 in the morning when the combined effects of the lack of breakfast and the extreme physical labour involved in moving the mouse to play oblivion make me realize that I better get some food. Evaluated my options:

  1. Eat in cafeteria – Will take minimum of 1 hr (they don’t open till 12:30) and I run the risk of there being junk food
  2. Eat at subway – Naah, bored of subway
  3. Goto Rajasthani mess – this one was chucked out as soon as I realized the “goto”

It was then I had the brainwave – Let’s order Pizza – Get two pizza’s on the offer, take care of both lunch and dinner at one stroke. After all, whats the point of microwave ovens. So, I call up …

Dominos Guy: Thank you for calling up Dominos. Would you like to go for our special <10 second pause> Free coke with <10 second pause> medium pizza

CeG <oBelIX>: No, I have a coupon – 220 for 2 pizzas, I want a farmhouse and a double cheese margherita.

Dominos Guy: Yes Sir. However, we have a special offer, Free coke with <Bulbs> <Dimag ki batti jalti hai> medium pizza

CeG <oBelIX>: No, thanks.

Dominos Guy: Are you sure, sir?

[Now, as anyone who knows me would know, It takes a lot to get on my nerves. This guy however, was pissing me off more than the 8th season of “That 70’s show”. After all, I got like infinite amounts of free coke at office – I don’t really give a **** to what stupid offer he has]

CeG <oBelIX>: <very slowly>Could I have one medium farmhouse and one double cheese margherita.

Dominos Guy: Certainly sir. Please tell your name and phone number

[Usually when I call up these chaps, I use either Vishnu or Monga’s name. ]

CeG <oBelIX>: Yeah, My name is ………. … and my

Dominos Guy: Could you repeat that please?

[I go “Crap”]

CeG <oBelIX>: <very slowly> ……… …

Dominos Guy: I’m sorry sir, once more

[What’s he got to be sorry about … ]

CeG <oBelIX>: . . . . . . . . / . . .

Dominos Guy: Could I have your address please?

CeG <oBelIX>: Microsoft, Gachibowli, Hyderabad … Do you want the pincode as well?

Dominos Guy: Thank you. Your order will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

[45 minutes – WHAT THE *#(*. I’m like 200 meters ….]

Anyway, after the said 45 minutes, the pizza does arrive. So, I’m sitting, watching some WLIIA, eating pizza and sipping coke. At that point I’m like, okay, life cant get better than this.

The rest of the day was nothing great. Saw some juniors fruitfully utilizing their internship time. Played 3-4 hrs of pool. On the way out, in the parking lot, I saw something that made me stop, go rofl, take out the cellphone camera and click:



I wake up, take a look at the clock. EIGHT AM. Promptly go back to sleep. Wake up again. 10:30 AM. Wake up. The paperwallah managed to put paper today.

Decide, lets tackle that list. Number 1: Wash clothes. So, I washed clothes. BTW – we have this videocon washing machine. If I have already ranted and raved about it I’m sorry but I can’t help it. Washing machines rock. Really they do. I’m never washing clothes ever again.

Number 2: Get Nokia repaired. Too painful I say. We’ll do it later. Number 3: Dry clean blanket etc. Too painful. We’ll do it later. Number 4: Wish booshi happy birthday. Happy birthday booshi. There, done.

Figured out what to do today – Eat lunch. Goto Central. Watch a movie. Buy a jacket.

Ate lunch at hyd house. Always decent – biryani. Went to central. Now, people had warned me that tickets are in short supply. I thought, chal ke dekte hain. At PVR there were like no tickets for like anything. I hadn’t expected to get tickets for “Chak de”, but I’d thought ki kam se kam Transformers yaan Rush Hour yaan even Budda mar gaya. No tickets.

Inside Central is another story. It’s like the rest of Hyderabad has picked today to do their stupid ass shopping. There is like no place to move around. After having stepped on umpteen toes, and said “Excuse Me”, “Sorry” like pumpteen times I’m finally at the place where they have the jackets. Given the huge variety of clothing at Central you’d expect to see a lot of jackets. But sadly, there were like 10 of them.

[Oh and I just remembered, Komar had asked me to get something from Central. Crap!!].

After all the roaming around – I’m like – let’s go back, play some pool + oblivion and then sleep. Hopefully the week would be better. I reach back at work – its raining like crazy – drenched. Read vasan + baba blogs. Realize a long time since I made a few people waste like 10 minutes of their lives. Hence this post.


PS: There are no funny pictures. I lied. So Sue Me.

PS1: This is the end.

PS2: Shame isn’t it. A year ago, I would have written a much more entertaining post with 20 PS’s in the blink of an eye.

PS3: Yeah, this took nearly 10 minutes to write 😦