Saturday, April 08, 2006

Alternate Career?

This was a question asked to me by my colleagues. I had an answer which amused everyone in my office. Lot of my friends also have asked this question and they are surprised (some of them shocked). Ok what I want to do if I was not working as a blah blah blah (my current position). I would be running a grocery store and a darshini. Off all the business why grocery store and darshini? I really don’t have an answer. I like the kind of challenge it throws at you. In a grocery store, how much you want to store?? In a darshini, how many idli’s, dosas etc you make per day?

When I was in Bangalore, I used to visit shanti sagar every day for my breakfast and dinner. I used to watch how the owner (his name starts with S) sits on the chair and does business. S was from south canara. He had a bachelors degree in commerce. S worked with a big transportation company in mumbai for 3 years as an accountant. So he had some corporate experience. I and S always used to have long discussions on weekends. The topics would range from politics to sports. He was well read. I liked the way he did his business. He always used to tell me it’s a challenge to run darshini. He used ask me, take one month off from your job and run this darshini. Then you will know how difficult it is to run a darshini. I also like it for the fact that you will be interacting with people from different region and age group. He had friends from all walks of life. He used to be very friendly with everyone. S used to be very good at estimating how many idli’s, dosas etc has to be prepared each day (experience?). If there is some food left he used to give it to poor people.

Why grocery store? Obvious, you need grocery for your darshini. Instead of buying it from another store why not open a store. Darshini is a 100% sure shot profit provided you maintain cleanliness and quality/taste. If not alternate may be I will own a darshini and a grocery store when I retire from this corporate world. I have to come up with some funny names for my store and darshini. Any suggestions?

I searched for this song and couldn't find a full version of it. This song is by Neil diamond - Sweet caroline. They play this song at the bottom of 7th innings at all red sox home games.


Blogger Hardu said...

That definitely is a very funny alternate profession.

BTW, when do you plan to retire from the corporate world?

2:49 PM  
Blogger What's up?? said...


Retirement...I have no idea.. but I am seriously considering this after my retirement.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Hardu said...

After retirement, why work? Retirement means you would have saved enough and that you can relax. Why work then?

3:22 PM  
Blogger Sarathy said...

Running a grocery or darshini after retirement is nothing but getting re'tired'... ;+)

2:29 AM  
Blogger Hardu said...

Next post bariyalva??

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


kannadadalli blogu hege bareyudu?

naanu chikkamakkala kannadadalli blogu maaduttene. (hint: my kannada ain't that refined/slangish).

- s.b.

6:52 AM  
Blogger My world.. duh!! said...

mundina post ge esht dina kaaybeku sir?? :P


5:01 AM  
Blogger samanvitha said...

how bout idlivade-soft:)

9:30 PM  
Blogger What's up?? said...


Idlivadea eno sari enidu soft?? artha aglilla..

12:33 AM  
Blogger samanvitha said...

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12:09 AM  
Blogger samanvitha said...

PJ..I know:)

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work » »

10:28 PM  

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