Elevator Summary

Author: Anu Karthik / Labels: ,

March 25th 2010

If you have never heard of what this stands for, here is the definition given in the Urban Dictionary:

"An extremely short summary. The kind of summary that can be used when you're going up or down in an elevator, and can explain the matter during those few seconds"

I am referring to it esp. in the context of work and workplace. The answer to the questions "So what are you upto these days?", "Howz work going?", " What do you work in again?" and the like. How many times have you been in the situation when you are in an elevator and one of these questions pops up and you either respond in one word saying "good", "great", "yah the usual stuff" or go into geek talk where you say " Actually..we are dealing with this, basically to solve this problem while acidically I should just die!" while mentally thinking " Darn, is that the best I can do?" Or you are warming up food in the microwave and as luck would have it Paul Otellini walks in to warm his Michelangelo's Pasta and he says, " Hi, how are you doing? What do you do here?" And you just gape at the chapattis that are warming up and are tongue tied and there goes the one opportunity to make an impression and the chance of your lifetime.

Lesson Learnt: Have an elevator summary ready, you never know when you will need it.

P.S. It does not also hurt to wear good and clean underwear. You never know when, where and how you will die.


Meera said...

Michaelangelo's Pasta... ROTFL :):)
Its one of those moments when you want the ground to open and swallow you up :):)

MaySan said...

I liked the PS a lot :P

Lavanya said...

Not only on elevators.. Can happen anywhere within workplace :) And we do happen to be on the questioning end some times ;)

Thejasree said...

ha ha ha.. or i walk out of the door and find my next door guys walking pass me asking the same question!!!

Sandhya said...

Ditto on the undies!

Anu Karthik said...

@ meera: that clearly is a hot favorite for lunch.
@ maysan, sandhya: great minds think alike :D
@ lava: you got to talk something right?
@ theja: yeah. how have you been? long time!

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