14 March 2020

While not a millennial….

This perfectly captures my mood after unsuccessfully trying to explain to my own daughter, a colleague at office and two fellow CEOs that it is okay to travel in planes. Stop listening to news outlets. Read up everything CDC is publishing instead. Or better still, talk to your doctor. They spent a lot of money to understand these kind of things and explain it to you.

That said, Scott, your observation was on the money. The gentleman next to me (I am writing this from a plane) cleaned his entire seat with wipes (good for him) and then proceeded to take the almond packet that Delta gave (God knows where all it has been), proceeded to open it with his hands, put them in his hand and put them in his mouth. That is the one thing CDC is saying – please do not do… do not get your hand near your mouth if you can avoid it.


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8 March 2020

It was a full moon that night too!!

Tonight is full moon. In India we celebrate Holi – the festival of colors. The moon looks beautiful if you step out and see it. I mentioned to Sharmila – “The full moon looks perfect tonight”. She laughed out aloud. It took me a second or two to understand why would anybody laugh at a beautiful full moon. I have to take you to a post from over six years back to get the context…. Reproduced from January 7, 2014.

Last night Sharmila and I were in bed watching a sitcom on TV before going off to sleep when I noticed something small and shiny thru the master bedroom windows in the trees. I was trying to figure out whether it was a reflection of a light inside our house that I was seeing on the window or was it moonlight shining on some ice formation on the twigs. I straightened up and asked Sharmila – “Is that the moon”? And then for good measure threw in “Or is that your face”?

You know you have been married for twenty one years by how romantic values cede precedence to practical values. Sharmila looked at my face and the direction in which I was looking and then looking outside, said “What do you mean? How can my face be over there?”

I almost fell off my bed, guffawing! 🙂