Ten Ways to Know You’re an IT-Literature Cusp

What do you do when you have you have an I’ll-be-a-writer-one-day dream under your hat and a you-inefficient-software-developer taunt over it? You know you’re a fateful cusp, tied between poles, stuck between rosy dreams and dreary reality.

List ofΒ  Symptoms:

1. Your eyes focus on the grammatical and spelling errors in the SRS you’re given to read and you report those in the brainstorming sessions that follow.

2. You envy your cousin – a creative head in a magazine – their job and find yourself calling them up every weekend for updates.

3. It’s a light day at office and you wish you could spend your time writing instead of going through the implementation documents you are supposed to. (Guilty secret: You sometimes even do that on the sly.)

4. You send over submissions to literary magazines and journals hoping for the one breakthrough that can change your life’s monotone.

5. You feverishly prepare for the CAT, viewing it as your gateway to a dream career in the creative sector.

6. On a bad day, you gloomily nod your head to every complaint your patronizing boss presents, starting to believe in your incapabilities.

7. Your most favourite dream is the one where you are signing autographs at your book launch while your family and friends look fondly over. As you wave and smile in their direction, your phone beeps and it’s a message from a leading filmmaker asking to meet you regarding his new adaptation-movie of your novel.

8. You force your friends to read what you write, no matter how abstract and it makes your day when strangers appreciate your work.

9. When asked to write better joins in your queries, you do a double take before realizing it isn’t only plots and subplots that demand cohesion.

10. You wish the aspx pages you need to get together were articles and stories instead and you nurture a special soft corner for Wake Up Sid.

Dreams come free don’t they and flying doesn’t hurt when you have an extra pair of wings. Today, let me fly.

Until then.


12 thoughts on “Ten Ways to Know You’re an IT-Literature Cusp

  1. This is so much like I have been experiencing throughout .. every damn point coincides.. it was a happy read πŸ™‚

  2. Wow I guess a lot of them in the IT sector sitting and doing the monotonous job would feel the same way.. A great way of expressing it.. I also try to correct grammar while people speak and I end up getting names for doing so πŸ™‚

    • Seriously, it can get hugely monotonous after a stage. And doing monotonous work never made anyone cheerful.
      Ha ha I am sure the names are interesting… πŸ˜› correcting grammar is like an impulse.
      Thanks for dropping by Saya! πŸ˜€

  3. “When asked to write better joins in your queries, you do a double take before realizing it isn’t only plots and subplots that demand cohesion”

    A delightful quote indeed. I simply copy paste from the view I build? Is it a bad practice?

    I am a tester anyway so my doubt might be silly.

      • That was the quote of our class t shirt. Ctrl C + Ctrl V is the way to B.E.

        This is by far my favorite post I have read on wordpress! Take a bow deboshree. Literature doesn’t bode well with the FSD’s and client requirements.

        IF there was a concentration camp for grammar I would send my entire company there. You so reflect the plight of some who loves literature stuck in a tech job.

        Again this post is AWESOME.

        • “Ctrl C + Ctrl V is the way to B.E.” Wow, that’s so cool.

          Thank you Dhanesh…delighted you liked it so much. πŸ™‚

          Haha LOL @ concentration camp… I so agree with you. I cringe each time I see people use ‘loose’ over ‘lose’ and even more so, ‘more better’. I epitomize that plight 😦 and hence the post stands… I smell some such school of thought in you too. πŸ˜›

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