It’s the last day of my 3rd month at Artemis.
I had gone to the Jaggis’, a Punjabi Dhabha, in our office building for lunch.
“Dho chapattis, Aloo Karela, ek cup dhahi aur ek bhadhusha please”….needless to say it was a good lunch.
With a full stomach I came back to the office thinking of the tasks in-store for the second half of the day.
As I entered the office, my boss shouted, “Ganesh! Where have you been?”
“Why Sir? Had gone for the lunch. Anything wrong Sir?”, I quickly replied with some butterflies in my stomach.
“Nothing wrong, it’s just that I thought of taking you to the Cummins meeting today with me for you had prepared the business proposal wonderfully. And, why the hell are you dressed semi-formally on a Thursday?”, asked my boss.
For a second I didn’t know how to or for what part of the question to react. Then I slowly answered saying, ”Sir!! I didn’t know that you will take me with you for the meeting today. And, regarding the dress, it’s OK with me if it’s OK with you. So I would love to come to the meeting dressed semi-formally”.
My boss thought for a second and said, “OK, let’s go. Be ready in 5mins”.
The moment I heard my boss’ instruction, I was in all smiles and went for what it turned out to be a memorable first major business meeting.