Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I banker

The last week, the world saw Osama getting mercilessly bludgeoned by Obama. A significant development was I shifted my career to banking. The bank is no longer a place where I put or pull the money. It is a far less pleasant place where I’ll have to grind a living.

The best part of a bank is it’s the most vulnerable place of a man. Be it poor or rich, the money is equally valuable for both. It’s nothing like the rich has scant regard for his money. So you get to see the meek suddenly getting confused and violent. Even funny part is the people who preach simple living accumulating millions by unknown means. For him a banker is the guardian of his secrets. But then that makes a banker vulnerable.

These are my first few impressions on banking. More is yet to come. I have been quite busy for the past few weeks with sudden transfer and settling down. So I was quite busy for the past week and couldn’t check out many of my friends’ blogs. To make matters worse I am a bit homesick as well. I already miss all my friends, family, football and hangouts. This might be the only existing one I am still in touch with.


BK Chowla, said...

My best wishes on your new assignment

jane.healy said...

I missed you Jon!

Have you re-located as well as a new career?

I felt like you do when I worked for the Inland Revenue - its quite a responsibilty, look forward to hearing more about it.

Susan Deborah said...

First off: Congratulations.

Now, for the comment. The jargon is absolutely confusing for a lay woman like me. Two, the forms! I just hate to fill them up. Three, I love the air-cons which are there in most of the banks. I can wait patiently.

Another line (an anecdote from my childhood): I had always assumed that banks where places where one goes and comes back with lots of money as (to me) it was a place where money was kept and anybody could walk in and take in as much as they liked. Well, the reality is quite another story.

Joy always and all the very best,

P. S: Tomorrow our election results will be out! Awaiting the fate of Tamil Nadu. Kanimozhi esp!

OtienoHongo said...

All the best in your new job! Have you moved towns? If so where to? I hope your blog posts might make me sympathize more with the bankers now :)

BK Chowla, said...

Isnt this a repeat post?

Jon said...

No it isnt. I guess blogger had atough time and didnt publish any of the comments. But I have read al three..Susan, jane and BK sir
and Hotiengo too...thanx 4 all ur wishes

Susan Deborah said...

Glad that you read the comments. I lost so many of them :(

Joy always,

Mingled Minds said...

Getting homesick,... it a really worse feeling.... hop u get well soonn.. tak caree ))

OtienoHongo said...

Jon, the comments did get lost during blogger maintenance. I was asking whether you have moved to a new town now?

Jon said...

Yes Otieno, I had to telocate the town.. now separated by 4-6 hour journey

Happy Kitten said...

Congratulations Jon..

Hope you do not let the numbers numb you too much so that we do not get to read you.