one foreigner came to Bangalore and he was doing some research in Indian work culture. he pretend himself like a representative of one outsourcing industry and approached one IT Solutions company..... he started with a simple question. How to prepare a Tea? (டீ ஆத்துறது எப்புடி? )
ப்ராஜெக்ட் மேனேஜர் [Project Manager]:
You know we have been following lot of strategies for preparing a good tea. we'll adopt world best practice for preparing a tea and deliver you with delicious dishes or snacks of your favor as complement. it would be great if you sign in our SOW (Statement of Work) then our finance team would take care of the rest. we'd probably update you the tentative date and time of delivery by email also we'd inform you about our progress periodically.
டெக்னோலஜி ஸ்பெசலிஸ்ட் [Technology Specialist]:
there are lot of varieties and flavors of Tea available in the world, cup tea, plain tea, milk tea, ginger tea, masal tea, black tea, green tea, bean tea... etc first two are of my choice. and as per your look and feel appearance, you should be from middle east. so I'd recommend you a green Tea with one or two milk drops as toppings. do let me know when can I start road map and my co-ordinates would render a nice recipe.
டீம் லீட் [Team Lead]:
[with one opened excel sheet ] Greetings our beloved customer, we have delivered 99 teas from morning and you are going to be our fortune centurion customer. we have a tea master he has got a good expertise in preparing world class tea. he can make it faster than any other tea master in the world. I'd like to tender my vote of thanks to god for giving me a world class tea master with me. also we have 2 cleaning boys who helps us a lot in improving our process. if you see our performance in the last 2 years, we are the triumphs in tea business, I drove my team in a fashion in order to attain the best quality. this chart depicts our trend. if you..
[customer left the place]
hey, its very simple dude., put some tea powder, milk, sugar in a small pot and boil it for 5 minutes then add 2 seeds of litchi you'd get a nice tea if you filter it from the pot.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.
Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn't going to support that law!
Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favorite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.
One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death.
I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love.
One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."
I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh -- because they know that love can't be beaten!