I think Santa Claus full time job is a computer programme who write “LOGIC”sub-routine for God to input into the puny little brain of this group of people called “BOSS”. Once, every year, God dedicated programmer will take leave to play Santa Claus, so we earthlings can feel merry and go shop and shop and more shopping.
This conclusion is derived after some deep thought and observing the behaviour of my boss during the last two weeks. The boss is normally a very reasonable character the whole year round but without fail, come December, the logic circuit in his brain will go kaput.
Workload had doubled during the last two weeks. Eating out of a polyfoam box is fast replacing my daily TV-dinner routine. Yet, the boss is expecting me to finish my extra workload in a double quick time. With a much shortened month of December due to Hari Raya Puasa and X’mas holidays, it is totally ABSURD. The boss is going away for his annual holiday soon and rubbing it in….
“Please finish before i go on leave, can?”
It is as if the boss is going to take all my work on his holiday, read through them, analyse the findings, tabulate the $$, do a ROR and roll out the project first thing in the morning when he come back to the office.
“God, if YOU are cost cutting, keep the programmer. We need logic and less shopping. Amen!”