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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy B'day

There was neither a message on my mobile, orkut, facebook, twitter nor any mail on gmail, yahoo accounts. To verify, I checked them again. But ‘No’ there was ‘None’. I felt utterly disappointed. Everybody was soooo busy with their own business that they forgot to wish me. Today, I was born, how many years ago, let it be a secret. :-)

My mobile jingling tone disturbed my thoughts, someone at last called me. I hurriedly picked it up, viewed that the name of caller was not displayed; only number was there. I dunno who it could be?

“Hello” teach
“Hello Chandrika. It’s me, ………”
“Wow! What a pleasant surprise.”
“Happy B’day, dear.”
“Oh! My Goodness! Ma’am you remembered my birth date. Thank you! Thank you!”

For a while, we chatted about here and there. It was from, Head of the Deptt., Dr. (Mrs.) ‘S’ under whom I worked for a few years. A brief description would be ex-boss though she was more like a caring mother than a bossy boss. She guided me how to organize functions elegantly. She taught how to work hard to a hard working person like me. She sharpened my management skills, searched out some hidden talents in me which I was unaware. She advised me to be comfortable in drastic situations and not to get tensed over the trifles.

Talking to such an amazing person like her was the best b’day gift for me.

16 comments:

  1. That is great she sounds like she was a powerful mentor for you in your life and she took the time to call you.

    Belated happy birthday too.

    Tom Bailey

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  2. Thanks a million, Tom. :) When I opened the site, there was the biggest surprise of the year for me, of course your comment. Thanks for sparing your precious time for me.

    Wonderful person she is, a guide and a mentor. Inspite of her hectic schedule, she called me.

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  3. Forgot to mention:

    You also have a book from one of my business heroes. I just saw the photo.

    I just saw a gift idea that you posted that I agree with The Tao of Warren Buffett. That is a GREAT book!

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  4. Happy Birthday, a little bit belated, Chandrika!
    I loved your story about the call.

    Best,
    Irene

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  5. happy belated birthday. what a gift, that surprise phone call... and thank you for your visit.

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  6. @ Tom : Just tell me when your birthday falls, I will also sent this beautiful gift for you. :)
    Thanks!

    @ Irene S. Levine, PhD : Thanks a lot. I am glad that you liked the story. Keep visiting and expressing your views. Best wishes.

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  7. @ Shadow : Thanks for your visit, wishes and comment. Keep visiting. :)

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  8. Hi Chandrika, thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your heartwarming story, hope you had a happy birthday.

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  9. Hi,

    Thanks for popping over to my blog.

    And a belated Bon Anniversaire all the way from Paris!

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  10. @ Diane AZ : Thanks for appreciating me. :)Yaeh, It was great day full of gifts and surprises.

    @ Dumdad : Thanks, Dumdad for wishing me all the way from Paris. :)Keep visiting.

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  11. belated wishes.. have a wonderful year(s) ahead.

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  12. Thanks a million, iamyuva. Pleasant surprise. :)
    Keep visiting and commenting. :)

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  13. HELLOW
    BELATED HAPPY BIRTH DAY
    TUM JIO HAJARO SAL SAL KE DIN HO ONLY 365 PER YEAR

    AJAY AGARWAL

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  14. THANK YOU, AJAYJI FOR WISHES AND WONDERFUL SAYING. AFTER EVERY FOUR YEARS THE DAYS WILL BE 366. :)

    THANKS A LOT FOR SPARING YOUR PRECIOUS TIME FOR READING MY BLOGS. :)

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  15. Happy belated BIRTHDAY! I have listed your birthday on my Birthday Blog, so it won't happen again!

    Thank you so much for dropping in over at my place and leaving such a wonderful comments. It's appreciated!

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  16. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, Amias. Birthday blog is really cool blog to wish birthdays to known. I loved the idea. :)

    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog, praising me and telling us about the amazing blog. Keep visiting. :)

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