Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Financial Epiphany...

I know I generally don't write anything about work / workplace in this blog but I just had another WTF or what-the-hell-is-happening-to-me moment which I really have to write about. For another realization moment go here

What was the epiphany?

I laughed at a joke. Yes, innocuous as it sounds, that was it. Read on for my tale of horror.

Context:

Regular coffee break conversation where you crib about everything to do with whatever company you work for - pay not enough, work too much blah blah blah.

Colleague 1: Dude, we get paid such peanuts, I think the biggest chunk of my salary is actually the Sodexho food vouchers I get!

Colleague 2: You're right. All of us should pool in our Sodexho vouchers and do a leveraged buy out of the company!

Swapnil: HAHAHAHA


Yes ladies and gentlemen, in another shocking turn of events, your favourite blogger has started understanding and laughing at Finance humour. This is the first step on the downward spiral that ends with finally understanding what goes on the credit side and the debit side in a balance sheet.

Oh, woe is me :(


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10 comments:

तुषार वर्मा said...

i dont get it :)

Swapnil said...

TDV: Hehe exactly! That should've been my reaction

Rathin said...

You know what would be even sadder/funnier - if you can execute a non-leveraged buyout with your vouchers!

Swapnil said...

Kothi: Baby steps please. Totally lost you there.

There is hope for me yet! :)

deepti said...

No hope for u... U've been spending way too much time with investment bankers

Swapnil said...

Deepti: Don't say that! I'm sure I can stay clear of them. Expecially if they don't relocate to Blore :)

Padmaja Nagarur said...

This is what, might, very well be your "tipping point! Stay guarded else you might graduate to embezzling sodexhos!

Swapnil said...

PN: Embezzle Sodexhos!! ROFL

Abhinav said...

Swap, Delhi's your only hope now!

Swapnil said...

Reddy: I don't think even that can save me. And that comes with incipient problems as well!