Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


Manager: "Do you have any sales experience?"

Indian salesman: "Sir, I was a salesman back home in India."

Well, the boss liked the Indian so he gave him the job. "You start
tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the
store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many sales did you make

Indian boy says: "Sir, Just one sale."

The boss says: "Just ONE? No! No! No! You see here our sales people
average 20 or 30 sales a day." If you want to keep this job, you'd
better be doing better than just one sale. By the way, how much was
the sale for?"

Indian boy says: " $101 237. 64"

Boss says: "$101 237. 64? What did you sell?"

Indian boy says: "Sir, First I sold a small fishhook, then a medium
fishhook, a large one and a new fishing rod with some fishing gear.

Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down on the
coast, so I told him he'll need a boat, so we went down to the boating
department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft.

Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took
him down to our automotive department and sold him that 4X4 Blazer.

I then asked him where he would be staying, and since he had no
accommodation, I took him to camping department and sold him one of
those new igloo 6 sleeper camper tents.

Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw in about $100
worth of groceries and two cases of beer.

The boss said: "You're not serious? A guy came in here to buy a
fishhook and you sold him a boat, a 4X4 truck and a tent?"

Indian boy says: "No Sir, actually he came in to buy Anacin for his
headache, and I
said: Well, fishing is the best way to relax your mind."...

Friday, April 9, 2010


A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."
The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside.

Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Child Custody

A man and his wife were seeking a divorce at a local court. But the custody of their child posed a problem.

The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the child into this world, she should retain custody.

The man also wanted custody of his child. The judge asked for his side of the story too.

After a long moment of silence, the man rose from his chair and argued, Your Honour, when I put a dollar in a vending machine and a Pepsi comes out, does the Pepsi belong to me or to the machine?

Do you have any answer????

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


There were about 70 scientists working on a very hectic project. All of them were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting their job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him, "Sir, I have promised my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township so I want to leave the office at 5:30 pm."

His boss replied, "OK, You're permitted to leave the office early today."

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual, he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch only when he felt he was close to completion. The time was 8.30 PM.

Suddenly he remembered the promise he had made to his children.

He looked for his boss but he was not there. Having told him in the morning himself, he closed everything and left for home. Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children. He reached home. The children were not there.

His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive; any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked him, "Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry?"

The man replied, "If you would like to have coffee, I too will have but what about the children?"

Hi wife replied, "You don't know? Your boss came here at 5.15 PM and has taken the children to the exhibition."

What had really happened was ... The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 PM. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition.

The boss does not have to do it every time. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss even though the stress was tremendous.

By the way, can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was?

He was none other than the mastermind behind India 's successful nuclear weapons and missiles program.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India!


A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have, so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.

The foundation and life of a good company depends on its boss.  A good boss

has sincere care and concern for each of his employees. He can perfectly understand an individual employee and their unique abilities and their differing circumstances. He pays a lot of attention to his employees needs and tries to be fair with all and plays no favorite to anyone in particular. He stands by his rules and follows strictly what he demands of others.

 He is also easily accessible as has a good touch with the reality of what his employees go through on a daily basis. He is always available for them in any circumstance. That's the only way he truly knows what they're doing and the only way he can honestly be their "boss."

 Now a days its rare to find such bosses, but they are the true pillars whom people look up to as good leaders.

 It's our duty to contemplate on the above and in case one of us become a "boss" in future, we can reflect on what an employee actually seeks from a good boss. It is always gooo to maintain a good boss- employee relationship for the benefit of the company as well as the individual.

 Be a good boss, be a good leader and set an example as a role model for others to follow!


A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda Carton and ask
him for a phone call.

Shop-owner replied sweetly this is no STD, but you can  do one call.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

The boy asked, "Lady, Can you give me the job of  cutting Your lawn?
The Woman replied, "I already have someone to cut my Lawn."

Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person Who cuts
your  Lawn now." replied boy.

The woman responded that she was very satisfied with  the person who
was presently cutting her lawn.

The little boy found more perseverance and offered,  "Lady, I'll even
sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the
prettiest lawn  in all of North-Palm beach, Florida."

Again the woman answered in the negative.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The
Store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked  over to the boy
Said," Son... I like your attitude; I like that  positive spirit and
would like to offer you a job." The little boy replied, "No  Thanks, I
was just  checking my performance with the job I already have. I am
the one who is  working for that lady, I was talking to!"

Your ALTITUDE is decided by your ATTITUDE...

"Problem is just the distance between Expectation and Reality....
          So either expect less or Accept the Reality or.................
Expect a Lot and turn into Reality............... "


Once, a certain father was a very hardworking man who delivered bread
as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his
evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so
that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, he
hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and
studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.

Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time
with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he
often yearned to spend more time with his family.

The day came when the examination results were announced. To his
joy, he had passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was
offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid handsomely.

Like a dream come true, he could now afford to provide his family with
life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation

However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the
week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the
position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for
the promotion, he enrolled for another course in the open university.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough
time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he
often yearned to spend more time with his family.

His hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he decided to
hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt
that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy
the facilities and comfort of a condominium. Having experienced the
rewards of his hard work many times before, he resolved to further his
studies and work at being promoted again.

The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes he
had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family
complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this
for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

As expected, his hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful
condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the first Sunday
evening at their new home, he declared to his family finally that he
has decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions.
From then on he was going to devote more time to his family exclusively and pay them back for all the times he had missed being with his

But unfortunately he did not wake up the next morning..... ...!


In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years!

Give enough time to the important things in life like family, friends,
love, sharing a laughter or just listening to others, for others may
truly love you and it is important to give your love back to them in
whatever way you can, not only because they love you, but because in a
way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes
to things around you and find the deeper meaning to life.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those
moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to
experience it again.

Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and listen to what
they have to say. And if you love someone tell them, for you never know
what tomorrow may have in store.

Learn a lesson in life each day that you live! Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.Think About it? Was it worth it?

There is nothing more important in life than LIFE itself! Think. ......... ......... ....