They began a new agile scrum meeting at office and this is a daily team meeting held to provide a status update to the team members. Duration is not to exceed 10mins in total, no matter how big the team size. During one such meeting, the discussions prolonged for close to 35mins till somebody knocked on the meeting room door informing us that the meeting room was blocked by them for next 1hour. So we exited and continued the meet in an automation lab. Totally we spent about an hour standing. [:)] Boring to read about our meeting? Naaa... Don't be. Beacuse, here is the reason for next few lines of my pleasures. [:p]
We walked back to our seats, and continued with our work. My IM popped up saying "Damn you basta guy." It was my developer lady. I replied politely, "thank you and same to you." She sent a anger smiley [:x] and kept quiet. After a while again it blinked orange and asked, "did you have to discuss it so long? Did you realize others around were standing and were uncomfortable?"
"No, you shud have told us to take it offline" I defended.
"I wish you stood for 1 hour with these 3inches heels", she said.
I sent a sad smiley.
Then she replied, "I really really wish for a foot massage".
I stirred up in my seat and replied, "Yes boss. As you command."
She sent a smiley, and said "Dog only you are!
Catch you on the terrace.
"I am no dog". I replied.
"We'll see about it. Now come on up." and her IM status said 'Away'.
I went up the stairs. Our terrace is not huge but sufficient for our 300 employees. I walked up to the edge and looked down at the enterance. It was 11am in the morning. Employees were still walking into the office.
But this whole episode made me feel like a slave of medieval times being used.
Rustic and pure dominance outright, without a care that I am an Engineer too and that I have some social value in this society.
As if I am just nothing but a 2-pence no good slave born to serve under her pink feet.
Well, come to think of it, I guess that is all I really am...