Thursday, October 16

Doctor.com



“Check the site doctornet.uk.com”, a rough voice bounced over him.

Abhinav turned back. It was his project manager Batra. A stout person, he was just behind him holding a coffee mug in one hand and a burger in the other. Without wasting an iota of time he closed all messenger windows which were open on his desktop. The social network sites were minimized.

Calling back what his boss had asked him to do; he clicked on the Mozilla explorer, the new downloaded web browser. He was happier to operate with that than the old fashioned Internet Explorer. He typed in the title bar and checked for the site.

“Abhinav, I want you to open Doctor.com” Batra sounded impatient.

Abhinav stared at the monitor. He read what he had written. ‘docter.com’. One thing was confirmed. There is some mistake in what he had written. What the fuck? Now how this hell word spells? His fingers moved through the keyboards aimless. He recalled the day when his English teacher scolded him for making mistake in the spelling of ‘Friend’. He forgot to add ‘i’ into the word. His word ‘Frend’ also was sounding the same. He forced himself to think harder. Is it an ‘e’ or an ‘a’ in the word my project manager want? He asked himself.

Abhinav, don’t waste time. Just check it out –DOCTOR.com. This time Batra stressed more on the word.

24 years of age. Right from Kindergarten I am having problem with letters. I never understand where to use vowels. He completed high schooling facing all taunts from teachers. Engineering was completed with high flying colours but still he realized he was many a times a laughing stock due to this problem of his.

With all guts, he once again wrote ‘Doctar.com’. ‘Oh my beloved God, help me out from this situation. Please evolve in front of me as the alphabet which should be actually befitted into the word after‘t’ and before ‘r’, he prayed. Sweat drops emerged on his face from all the pores.

20 years of repeated conscious efforts to improve this problem of his had created a kind of I-Hell-Give-A-Damn attitude towards this. Though initially he always used to feel embarrassed for his silly mistakes, in a later stage he covered all those with his academic performances. He cleared his 12th exams scoring high marks, joined engineering and finally completed masters in business management.

“Abinav, what’s happening? What the hell are you typing? Are you on grass? It is D-O-C-T-O-R.com what I want.” Batra sounded much psyched out. He spelled each alphabet separately and his voice echoed the whole cubicle. Abhinav didn’t feel like looking at others. ‘What will be others thinking about him? An MBA graduate who don’t know the spelling of a very common word. A word, which we start hearing from the age memories are imprinted in our brain.’ He felt like diving deep into some ocean or just running fast to some thick dense forest.

Abhinav typed on the screen, ‘doctor.com’, this time perfectly as dictated by his mentor. Some web page got opened. Batra came forward and checked the site. Clicked here and there, and made his way back to his cabin. Abhinav sat there aghast with a hangdog expression. Some of his colleagues came to him.

One of them kept patting him behind. Abhinav got up from his chair. “Yeah, I do have some problem with vowels. I always make mistakes when words with vowels are written. Now what the fuck I can do about it? I am facing this very bloody problem from the bloody start of my life, from the time I got memories, from the time when I know what bloody fucking thing a language is. Yeah I got some confusion with few letters in my mother tongue and with English too. I tried my best to change that problem, but the bloody hell it hounds me like a dick head, many a times putting me in an awkward position. Now why the hell you people are behind me. Just for another mother fucking laughing stock” Abhinav sat back on his chair. He took the pen in his hand and started twirling in between his fingers.

Everyone surrounding him sat silent.

“Hey, chill man. That’s not a unique problem. We all know you are the best. Its just a small imperfection.” Sidharth, his friend, murmered.

It was a total silence in the cubicle.

92 comments:

phoenix said...

nice write up pal! :)

ANWESA said...

i wud rate this 2.5 on 5.well,i xpect a lot better 4m u.

lukkydivz said...

lol, vinz, was it any philosophy on- every great thing comes with a flaw? :D :D

nice one! however the site dint help much :P it was showing some discussions on credit cards which i am least interested in.

by the way..u have some awards on my blog...collect them!

:) takecare!

sawan said...

as always, he post was nice :-)

vimmuuu said...

W-O-W ! That was just brilliant.

Now, how would he overcome it???

Arv said...

interesting story mate... like the narration :)

take care mate.. cheers...

Hemanth Potluri said...

truly said no ones prefect oops..perfect ...hahah :P...see i to have small problems with it :)...but wat u rote is different ...its issue with everyone in the software field...they do have problems with vowels :)...


urs..hemu..

Smita said...

Hey....a very true story...

And I could relate to it. You know why?

Am very bad at numbers, very bad means very bad. Yest my boss asked me to calculate a percentage I fumbled badly and said am very bad at Maths, he said nothing and moved ahead :) I guess we all have our weak sides we just need to take that in stride and move ahead.

Loved the story..

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

He was so lucky to have Batra was boss.If it would have been me.I would have kicked him out.

I hate people who make spelling and grammatical mistakes.

anyways i liked it.

Chriz said...

i always hate people who brag that they are good in grammar and spelling...

no one is perfect..

i am like abhinav.. and i liked his attitude.. cool work bro.. keep scribbling

peter said...

hey knw wat i also have the same problem specially wen the vowels 'i','e' come together :(

any solutions ??

Swats said...

Ur post is reminiscent of TZP
V need more teachers like Aamir Khan. But unfortunately not every teacher is Aamir Khan.

Abhinav need not fret. V all hv our imperfections n flaws
Moreover, the sms lingo/slang has eroded our language sense and basic English
I myself find myself making such errors

Cuzzin, wimmen, rite, rong, yo, nope, nah, yeah, congo, bingo, allrite, nite, laafter, enuf, vit

FAMOUS DYSLEXIC PPL: Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Graham Bell, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso, Da Vinci, Richard Branson and even Tom Cruise

¢яŷştąŁ said...

Huh..okay!
I know you can write like..FAR better,guy..
I'd second Anwesa..I'd rate this 2.5 as well..much better expected frm ya.

Priya Joyce said...

cool and wonderful post..

lovely
:)

ceedy said...

Wat waz dis storie abawt? :P

Emm purr fact son - huh!!!

Chriz said...

i posted a comment and it is missing..
no one is perfect.. and i make loads of errors too..

i hated my boss cos he used to find faults with me.. once he forgot to zip his pants up.. from that day on, i had him under my control..

check my latest post.. u myte like it bro

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

I liked it ..it was well written and well versed...and really have a good pace..
u r a good writer bro

Think Tank said...

cool yaar

Lena said...

liked the flow of naration, but somehow the idea behind it could have been presented better.
still liked it :)

peter said...

I suck with a capital S when it comes to spellings .and specially in the case of vowels 'i' and 'e' when they come together ....!!

any remedies ??

peter said...

I dun knw i had written a comment earlier also but it din appear :O

Rashi said...

interesting story !

comfortably numb said...

imperfections r normal!!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@phoenix,

thank you friend..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@anwesa,

thank you for the rating..
i will try to keep up with the expectations..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@lukkydivz,

:)
the site is of no use to me also..
this was an inspired story from a narration by my friend..!!

thanks for those awards..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sawan,

thanks buddy..
do keep visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vimal,

:)
i dont know..maybe another Amir khan should intervene...

if any clue that will be another post buddy..!!

cheers

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@arv,

thnx friend..hope u are doing fine..!!
cheers..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hemant,

thanx man...
am happy that few could relate to the story...

cheers..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@smita,

:)
great to know you loved the post...
yeah, very true..we all got some or the other imperfections...
and when in front of boss, it magnifies, i guess..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vicky,

hehe...
even i..!!

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

seriously..me too..!!
knowing the language is a great thing..but bragging about is pathetic..

anyways this was not a bragging case...just a normal story..!!

and as u said, no one is perfect..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@peter,

:)
no idea,..

maybe practice and building up confidence..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@swats,

that was funny lingo, dudette..

:)

all got some imperfections in them i guess...i always need to think twice while writing words like 'across','concession' etc..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@crystal,

girl, thanks for the honest comment..
i will try to keep up with the expectations..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya joyce,

thnx friend..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ceedy,

:(

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

sorry..it was just that i delayed to publish the comments since i was a bit busy...

that was a funny thing boss (you getting an edge.. ;))

will visit ur blog soon, without fail..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@daydreamer,

thank you bro..!!
i will try to entertain in a better way too..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@think tank,

thank you friend..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@Lena,

i will try my best friend...
thanks for visiting...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@rashi,

thanks friend...!!

do keep visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@comfortably numb

very true...
no one is perfect..!!

:)

Bhai with Chai said...

hint of darsheel of tzp..
interesting..
esp.. MBA and not cool with spellings.. could be bad yr..!

WarmSunshine said...

Hi there Vinu :)
Hmmm have to say, the writing style made it interesting and i was hooked to it till the end. The idea behind it is also a good one. We really don't give a thought before laughing at someone!

Peace.

Oxy said...

This was just about OK.. Not one of ur best.. It was plain and evident at few places.. Did not hold my attention much like ur earlier ones. But u write so many and so good ones that once in a while an average stuff can surely be ignored.. :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@bhai with chai,

:)
yeah...true..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@warm sunshine,

thnx mate..
do keep visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@oxy,

yeah man...
i will my best to get something more appealing...this was definitely not the best, i agree..!!

:)

Keshi said...

I hv to agree with Vicky! :)

Good writeup Vinu!

Keshi.

Devika said...

Reminded me of Taare zameen Par's Ishaan Awasthi! :-)

Every child, every human being, is special, with specialities...

Good post!
wishes!
devika

Kiran Sawhney said...

Nice. Nobody is perfect

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

:)
thank u for dropping by...
a bit busy..will come down to ur blog soon..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@devika,

well said friend...
thanks for dropping by..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@kiran,

thanks..
do keep visiting...

:)

sagarika said...

Come check my new post.

vimmuuu said...

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Beauty and the BEast said...

It takes courage to face the world with the knowledge of your shortcomings.. and it is a blessing to have someone accept you wholeheartedly despite it!!

Wonderful read!

Chriz said...

haha.. when is ur next post coming bro?

Express said...

ah! awesome job.

best ws the flow; loved it!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sagarika,

thnx for dropping by..but ur blog is not accessible..!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@beauty and the beast

thnx for dropping by..after such a long time...

yeah, very true mate..well said..!!

good you liked it..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

nothing to write...
i am planning to take a retirement..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

nothing to write...
i am planning to take a retirement..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@express,

thnx...
thnx for dropping by..!!

:)

Shrav said...

interesting one!!

Dropped over from another blog! Will keep visiting! TC

Vinod R Iyer said...

How we hate to accept the fact that we might not be as good at something .. amuses me ..

Good one mate ..

Express said...

Hey! I mentioned u in my 50th!

come check :-)

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Diana said...

I too hav a big problem with vowels...specialy...i n e......

:(

Nyway, nicely narrated Vinu

CяŷştąŁ said...

Why ain't u updating,re?

Solitaire said...

Poor guy has a Written Expression Disorder.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@shrav,

thnx for visiting..
do keep coming...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vinod,

very true...that acceptance can bring lots of difference, i guess..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@express,

thank you mate...
thnx for ur kind gesture..!!
:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sachin,

thnx for ur visit...
will visit ur blogs soon..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@diana,

such problems are common..
seldom do people accept that..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@crystal,

time constraints..!!
will be back soon..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@solitaire,

coming from you i guess that was the right terminology in ur science..
thnx for the info..

:)

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

nice i liked it. the msg of the story is powerfully conveyed to us.

CяŷştąŁ said...

Come read my new posht,kam se kam ! :P
PS-Happpy Diwali!

Diana said...

Happy Diwali

Dawn....सेहर said...

Nice write-up! True when it happens to others then its minor and solvable...but when its to us- even a smaller issue seems to be uncurable and dangerous :)
I think one should communicate no matter what :)
Thanks for sharing it
Cheers

Pri said...

being a DOCTOR, i say u should be ashamed of yourself :-/

Pri said...

oops i mean the guy in the story not you :D

Alok said...

:D

The way the intensity of the write up was building up, I thought it was gonna have a "Mouse" - like ending.

But it turned out to be pretty different, and I like the theme behind the post! :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@preetilata,

thank you...i wanted that only..great u got the message..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@dawn,

u rightly said it.. we need to communicate it..getting apprehensive is never a solution...
thanks for dropping by..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@pri

:)
you didnt brief why..and as a DOCTOR i think u should have done that...

keep coming..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@alok,

great u liked it..
keep visiting friend..!!

:)

Cess said...

not my favorite ;) but i like it, and well nobody is perfect right except maybe me ;D

tc

C.