One TGI-W for me on the rocks pls :D ( Thank God Its d Weekend )

Looking at the desktop she wonders what she needs to put in that all important grocery list for Saturday morning's sojourn at the Supermarket...Then she touches her overgrown eyebrows and ponders what time should she take the appointment for that long pending session at the Salon...Maybe Saturday afternoon would be perfect but hang on a sec,her cleaning lady would be coming at that time and after that it would be time for a social visit to a relative's home...grrr she frets thinking so much to do and so little TIME....Suddenly a mail pops into her in-box and she realizes that its just Tuesday and she still needs to finish off loads of work at office before the long awaited WEEKEND can begin...Her heart sinks and she goes back to work...

All my friends in the IT industry would agree that our 'Weekends' are a gift from God that we would never ever let go off even if God asks us to...!!Why is it so ??? Why the paradigm sift in our society where life is to be accommodated in between clogged work schedules...?I can only think of one reason-We do not end up doing what we love for a living and suffer for the rest of our lives...Or it just popped into my head - Maybe we want to achieve too much too soon and in that pursuit lose the sweet experiences of life....

As I look around,I see scores of people all plunged into this "sea of codes" and working their assess off to pay rent,to pay EMIs,to pay school fees for their children,to buy a Car or some other necessity of life....but in all that they, including I,forget to LIVE except for WEEKENDS...I wonder how many of us are actually doing what we love for a living...???I for one can say I am not...there I said it out loud and clear I hate my job and I live through 5 days of the week as though they were a burden on me...Its only on Weekends,that for me and I am sure many others,that Life is actually much more than Daily Status Reports and Meetings....!!It is on Weekends where we can do what we actually like without worrying about earning any

remuneration out of it...and hence the fascination towards the two days of the week where life seems ethereal...

I wait for Friday evenings because I would rather do something else then be clobbered in a cubicle with stuff I couldn't care less about..but what can I do...??I do not have the liberty to live life at the behest of my fancy...and there are million others like me... We are brought up with a mind set to do something that would safely guarantee monthly in-flow of cash to our accounts and rightly so 'coz No money equals No Dreams in our world...But just for a moment if I could humor my imagination and drift away along with it into the parallel Universe where everything is as I want it to be I would love to have been a traveler maybe even a travel show host whose job and passion would both be to travel to exotic places and show it to the rest of the world...Or may be I would have been a writer of a column in a daily or a magazine....

Dreams apart...the actual question is why do I find more and more people living on Weekends and spending the Weekdays holding their breathes...??Is it the city life that is becoming so mechanical that people only have the Saturdays and Sundays to ponder on the real issues or even happiness of their lives?

Every morning on my way to office I see people traveling like sheep and cattle in a herd towards their offices; with just one hope in their eyes the approaching WEEKEND...what worries me is that if this goes on we are actually whirling away 70% of our lives morbidly in doing either something we do not like or waiting for that remaining 30% where we try and fit the whole of our life....I guess there is nothing much we can do because of the "Survival Of The Fittest" mentality that rules the society....What can be done then?Well at-least try to find one part of the day in which we would actually live being happy and being at peace with out surroundings so that at the end of this voyage on earth we can look back and be satisfied at not wasting this great gift from the Almighty.

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