Friday, February 12, 2010

There are two kinds of people in this world…

[that's me fighting it out]

I am ashamed at being this corny, honest, I never thought I would use this damn ‘two kinds of people’ thing ever, but here I had to, as you see. I have always judged people who say - there are two kinds of people in this world, those who likewhite bread and those who don’t; those who use the straw and those who don’t; those who love to run and those who don’t, and its variants. But here, I had to. That said, yeah there are two kinds of people in this world – those who can freelance and those who can not.

By ‘those who can’ I mean those who can handle the whole process graciously and emerge unscathed. And by handling the whole process I mean procuring work, meeting deadlines, negotiating deadlines, talking money and collecting money.

I, however, as one might have rightly guessed by now, come under the ‘don’t’ group. I suck at it. And I gave had two ugly experiences so far, pretty ugly ones actually; and I have realized that my living-on-a-hilltop-sipping-on-chai-latte-writing-three-days-a-week-and-earning-a-neat-money dream is certainly not happening and I have also learnt to respect my day job, my only job.

[and that's my man fighting it out for me]





And since I am meek and coward and can’t do much about those two ugly experiences, I will say a silent prayer – May both the aforementioned parties, rot in hell. Amen.

9 comments:

  1. :)

    @UIOW - interesting days ahead

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  2. Don't know about you but the picture of your man fighting it out for you is very accurate.

    Do you really run around with pistols?

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  3. Most people can only read the letters "FREE" in freelancing. The problem generates from the word itself. Hence, find another word I guess.

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  4. at cane-an, how i wish i did have pistols.. and yeah that's my man.

    at truly mine... i could kill them, i really could

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  5. Or you could outsource the job? the industry has been around for a long time now.

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  6. Nothing wrong with dreaming... reality is a mighty thud though!

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  7. at chandranshu, only blood, gore, etc are on my mind right now.

    at maaaaaaa, well this man needs no pistol [cheesy i know]

    Mallika, so glad u r back.. and yeah i will dream on

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