Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Godzilla Vs T-Rex

In the gigantic corporation that I work for now, there are several others who have come in from advertising or "agency". And just like (supposedly) the people from that other Agency, you can spot a fellow pretender instantly no matter how well disguised. One of my non-agency colleagues asked how it was possible to spot someone who's ex-agency. My Dad a few days ago asked a similar question – what is this difference between agency and corporate? It's the difference between the impeccably trained pedigree pet and the scrappy stray with the fly ear and stubborn tail. That is what we recognize each other by, even across the vast spaces that swallow hundreds of people, in corridors that are more like highways. That almost shy pride in the new collar and leash just like all the top dogs have… but just occasionally, against our better judgement, the urge to bite through the collar and return to the free-for-all on the garbage heap.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fully free of modesty and full of Pride (Not "Shy Pride"), Mina is this really you?

Gargoyle said...

Modesty has never been my strongest suit, so I don't know what you're talking about.

The Minkey Chief said...

Anonymous, is that really you? Let me teach you an ancient Siamese Watana spell. Say the following loudly three times: "Watana Siam".

Anonymous said...

Hey Gautam! (Monkey Chief - ha ha)

.. hows it going in the USA? R U still in Calif?

Thanks for the spell maan... I'll keep it among my priceless possessions.. :-)

Hey, ..and anyone who writes as anonymous is either her dad or me.. so careful when you give away your spells :-)

Anonymous said...

me = Anil

The Minkey Chief said...

Even if Uncle Pam didn't sign off as "Achan" (which he always does), trust me, I'd know which was his comment and which was yours. You have a style that's known (euphemistically) in the trade as "distinctive".

Yes, still in Calfornia, but, I hope, not for too much longer.

Extra No:1 said...

Urge to bite thru the collar and run to free-for-all is sooooo true….hit the nail on the snail with that one!

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