Friday, July 4, 2008
A Lot Has Happened..
I feel like i am writing history chapters because the stuff that i am writing about is so old.But still , just overlook the actual date that is being shown, the date I am writing is the one that the posts were supposed to be published.
30.5 , Friday
The rules require us to wear a helmet for safety purposes while visiting the plant. This is the same yellow one that the people working in rigs ,or while working in construction, wear. It does not have a splendid appearance, in fact when i saw it many years ago for the first time i thought that the people dont know how to wear it and hence it is always a misfit. But when i got to wear it on the first day of my training i got to know that it just a makeshift arrangement for any injuries to the head , the outer part is deliberately kept at a certain distance from the head and the there is only a certain thick strip of plastic that is running all around the helmet to keep it in place or to make it tight or loose. This is to avoid the impact on head delivering the force directly to the head, and so that the rate of change in momentum is small , when the impact reaches the head and thus smaller force(the same funda with the seat belts).
Now this helmet , with ongc logo has become a kind of identity while we are here. We have to take it everyday from our rooms in guest house to the plant. And since there is no better way to hold it , and it also protects from sun, we wear it almost all the time while visiting the different units in the plant. But it has a disadvantage , as it gets hot in it..and the sweat drips from the protrusion in the front if you keep your head down and press the helmet against your head ...just like it does with sanath jayasurya or rahul dravid. So I took what I thought was an easy way out and got my head shaved :)
I had been planning it for a long time as i am not a big fan of my hairstyle..may be because there isnt any style in it. I just love it when i can go anywhere without having to do anything to my hair..not even comb it. And nothing beats it than a clean shaved head. Saves plenty of time, less sweating , and the style is there now as you can see the heads turn when you are passing on the street or walking into a restaurant. The only thing missing is a 'bar code' tattoo on the cerebellum , like Hitman ..that seems way to cool.
But i never forget that i live in india..getting a tatto done , that too of your wish is dificult and finding it within your budget is impossible. May be i am just too lazy or may be i know that such things are not possible , that i think about these stuffs.