The Ball and Chain

In case you think I am referring to the missus (or to be missus)….I’m not. Still single and ready to mingle! Target Audience- please take note. We’ve been handed laptops by the office management. Nooooooooooooooooooo! Do you know what that means?

For those of you still virgins to the ways of the corporate world, a laptop is not a status symbol, but is instead the ball and chain you drag around, quite literally thanks to the weight, indicating that you are employed in a fancy job and the company believes it cannot do without you accessing your emails from home. I know I’m fairly important to my company, I just did not expect I would be THIS important.

For those of you who scoffed at my disregard to the laptop, you know it’s true. Besides being a burden you lug around everywhere and ensure no one steals it, the laptop is officially the end of spare time that you might have. No offence to my office people, we marketing chaps need to look good and tip top when we meet potential clients, customers and the whole jazz band, and I will do so with a smile on my face….but why????? Oddly enough, the 20 year old Nikhilesh would have rated this as the coolest thing to have ever happened to him, (besides that cute girl who took his phone number…..but never called back…ever!) but 25 year old Nikhilesh knows otherwise. And the most depressing part about all this is that the model given by the office is the exact model I purchased before going to B-school. The least the could have done was give me a Macbook or something lighter. Sigh! The dark cloud to the silver lining of management!

Anyway, I guess it could be worse. They could have given me a laptop and “a blackberry”. Double kill!!!