Saturday, April 21, 2012



I once had a terrible boss. 

Every morning, he used to reach office in a foul mood and start shouting at everyone which would spoil our mood and vitiate the office atmosphere for the entire day.

When I complained to the Big Boss and told him that I did not want to serve under this individual and asked for a transfer out of the department, the Big Boss told me that my Boss had a very unhappy family life, which caused a lot of pent up frustration and anger within him, and hence he took out all his bottled up anger on us the moment he reached office.

He told me ignore the ranting of my boss and offered me this rational explanation:

“People who are unhappy at home vent out their frustrations in office. 
And those individuals who are unhappy in office, in their work life, go home and release their pent up anger and take it out on their families.”

I looked at the Big Boss and asked him, tongue-in-cheek:

“And what about those people who are unhappy at work and also unhappy at home?” 

“I don’t know,” he said.

“I’ll tell you,” I said:

“people who are frustrated at work and also have an unhappy family life - they take out their frustrations and vent out their pent up anger while commuting to work and back home. These are the road-rage types who are always on a short-fuse and holler at the slightest instance at their fellow travellers in the traffic and even at their vehicles.”

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About Vikram Karve

A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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