Yes thatâ€™s what we all like to do….. But seriously, it’s the best way to vent out ones frustration… And since itâ€™s that time of the month… so ‘whatever’ to anybody who has an issue.
So who knows the Big B? I mean who really knows the Big B? No damn itâ€¦ Iâ€™m not talking about Amitabh Bachchanâ€¦. eweeeee no way; Iâ€™m talking about TIPs very own Big B. Well do you really want to get to know him? Fix a date with him and youâ€™ll find out!
So he has a â€˜veryâ€™ open door policy. And everybody says that heâ€™s really helpful and cooperative and all the nice words. WHAT??? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??? OPEN DOOR MY @$$!
â€¦ okay okay okayâ€¦ Iâ€™m calmâ€¦
Everybody keeps on asking me the same horrid questionâ€¦ â€œArsalan, magazine kab aye ga?â€ well howâ€™s this for an answerâ€¦ â€œwhy donâ€™t you ask the Big B?â€
Okayâ€¦ so we were having some difficulties generating enough funds for us â€“ the Publications team â€“ to be able to take the magazine into print. As an alternative, I decided to knock on the Big Bs â€˜OPEN DOORâ€™. So he said that he knew a lot of people in textile industry, and he said that heâ€™ll work something out, and he also told me not to worryâ€¦
â€¦ and heâ€™s been telling me that since the last four months. So much for the help huh!
And now when I say â€œI wanted to talk to youâ€, he says â€œYou always want to talk to me about moneyâ€
ALL I EVER ASKED WAS FOR YOU TO HELP ME GENERATE SOME FUNDS FOR THE MAGAZINE THROUGH YOUR CONTACTSâ€¦ NOT FOR YOU TO PAY 50 GRAND OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKETâ€¦
So people, honestly, Iâ€™ve done everything at my end, and so have my sponsor buddies. But has the Big B?
Knowing everything about everything is a good Publications Secretaryâ€™s job â€“ call it being proactive or collecting gossip for the magazine. Whatâ€™s currently â€˜inâ€™ is this textile conference being held in Sri Lanka and how everybodyâ€™s saying â€œawe damn! I wish I had signed up for it â€“ I wouldâ€™ve made itâ€. Well maybe had you stopped checking out chicks and for once bothered to look at the notice boards which are by the way occasionally full of outdated trash, who knows you just might have. Oh waitâ€¦ being presentable was and still is a requirementâ€¦! Anyway, according to my sources, the Big B â€“ or diplomatically speaking – TIP has sponsored traveling and lodging expenses of the five students who will represent TIP in Sri Lannka. So I have a questionâ€¦ if the Big B can help sponsor five students to Sri Lanka, MAGAZINE MEIN KYA KEERHE LAGE HUYE HAIN?
Not only this; the Big B has also shown a keen interest in sending 14 TIPians to Lahore to take part in the LUMS Olympiad 2007 this March. Right before the hourlies? And what about the classes theyâ€™ll miss? Oh whatâ€™s this I hearâ€¦ the Big B will make sure that necessary adjustments are made as far as their classes and hourlies are concerned???
Okay so itâ€™s nice to see TIPians at least trying to brighten their institutes name both nationally and internationally. But my point is, if TIP can sponsor its students on trips for educational and academic purposes, why canâ€™t it do something for its college magazine which is an equally essential representation of TIPians on a national platform? Why canâ€™t the Big B be more supportive and cooperative as far as my case is concerned?
Yeaâ€¦ so thereâ€™s the Big B for youâ€¦ a Big help for many, but a Big pain for me!
â€¦ AND I CANâ€™T BE ANY MORE POLITE!