…Hmm…with a great deal of trepidation, the wannabe makes this post 🙂
So, what have you decided?
Vidya, try to understand. It’s only been a few months since I joined, a new role, you well know I can’t afford to say No.
Listen Ravi, you took up a job in Bangalore, and that was ok with me. Then you were off to Orissa. You went away for a few months to Saudi. And still I managed… We managed. And now… And now, you have the gall to tell me that you need to be off to Saudi for a year? And you want me to join you there. What about my work? My promotion? You have any idea what you are asking?
Vidya, I know it’s tough. But you are only looking at it from your perspective. Did I ask you to leave your job in Pune when I moved to Bangalore? I didn’t right? We managed, didn’t we? All I am asking is for you to take a sabbatical for a year or so, and when we are back, you can get back to working again.
Vidya, we haven’t spent too much time together the last 10 months. Now, if you don’t join me in Saudi, that’s another year. Please try and understand.
Understand? You expect me to understand? You want me to sit and mop around in Saudi knowing how the place is? You want me to understand that it’s ok living in a compound? How selfish can you get?
It’s not all that bad. I have been there. Yes, its not the same thing as Pune, but not everything you hear is true either.
Hell, You don’t believe that yourself, do you? And what about karthi?
There are good schools there. Indian schools. And it’s only pre-kg… he will manage…Or we… We could leave him with appa & amma…. If you wish it that way.
Oh, hell Ravi. I can’t believe you are asking me to do this. I don’t want you to go. Why can’t you just quit? The market’s great, companies are hiring. Left, right, Centre. You can get a great job in Pune too.
I don’t want to do that same old shit again. You know that. This is my best chance to learn something new. Why don’t you understand that?
I understand that? What the hell does that mean? You want to do this, you want to do that. It’s always about you. Damn it. And leave karthi with appa & amma? Wah, so easy for you… And you damn well know that I am not obsessed with my career, but you don’t even have the slightest regard for me in any case. All you men are just the same.
Vidya, come on. Don’t give me that crap.
Crap?? I can give you a lot more crap. Be glad I don’t. Maybe I should…Oh hell… you are not going to change your decision anyway, are you? How the fuck does it matter what I say.
It does. That’s the thing. You can save both of us the depression by joining me there. It’s only a year. It will be over before you know it.
Damn you. It’s a year, O N E FUCKIN y..eee…a…r.
I am sorry Vidya, but I have to go. And I so want you to come. Please, Please, try and understand. Please.
Oh damn you Ravi. You want to bore yourself there, feel free. No way I am coming along. I just hope you don’t get the bloody visa.