A day in the life of a jobless engineer

07:00: Routine, early-morning-nightmare-wake-up-call. Mixed emotions. (Extractors? Daniel Cobb ‘stealing’ from me? I wish!)

07:02: Ctrl+Shift+Del “Nightmare”. Rational thinking + Obnoxious Optimism. Back to sound sleep.

08:30: Ear-splitting abuses from dad finally shake blissful sleep away. Oh btw, Dad’s my personal abuse trainer. πŸ˜›

09:00: Breakfast. Mostly Dosa/Puttu/Appam/Chappathi + Chammanthi/Sambhar/Potato Curries. (Google ’em if they don’t make sense to you) Gobble ’em all up until the tummy’s brim-full. *bliss*

09:15: GetΒ Online. Check the status of last night’s downloads. Watch ’em flick(s).

10:00: Boring flick. Time to attack Facebook/flickr/twitter/StumbleUpon/Digg/Posterous.

13:00: Oops. ‘Tummy rumbling weak and thin’ with hunger! Lunch!!!

14:00: How I Met Your Mother! Sweet!

14:30: Back to sound dreamless sleep, which doesn’t pause Ted and Barney who pursue another caper.

16:30: Incessant ringing of doorbell. Mom’s home! Barney’s ‘awesomeness’ is on pause.

16:35: Mom’s loud observations about her son’s sanity. She’s right, as always.

17:00: Back to HIMYM after a hot, refreshing cup of tea/biscuits.!

21:30: Dinner time! Time to un-learn Barney for parents’ sake.

22:00: Back online to Google Talk and social media. *chatter chatter*

23:25: Green with envy as friends narrate tales at their new workplace. *Rues joblessness*

00:00: ο»ΏSchedule movie downloads.

00:15: ‘Nuff talk for the day. Back to work!Β  HIMYM resumes!

Somewhere between 00:30 – 04:00: Sleep!

Cest la vie! 😐

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By hari

A twenty-something support engineer, web developer, blogger and journalist who makes the web a better place for a living, at Automattic. Immensely passionate about WordPress! Also loves books, music, movies, and drinking hot cups of coffee on rainy evenings. Dreams of writing a book, someday.


  1. Everybody has this phase in their lives and this is one of the best times in life to find who's your real friend and how much your relatives and neighbours can be a bother to you sitting at home simply.

    This was a short phase for me and I hope to god it is shorter than mine for you. Good luck in the job hunt/MBA race. All the very best in HIMYM πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks bro! πŸ™‚ HIMYM is legen..wait for it..dary!! And yeah, the phase shall take its time, I feel. Should wait and see how things turn out! πŸ˜€

  2. I too went through the phase of joblessness after working for a few months. As Abhijith said, relatives n neighbors have more problem with we being jobless.

    It is about perseverance. Keep yourself focused on the goal, and the time would come when people would find you 'awesome !!!'.

    So suit up.

    Wishing you all luck.

    1. Relatives and neighbours! OMG! Their questions kill me! 😐 I'm tired of inventing new answers to keep them at bay.

      Suiting up for the best!

      And thanks bro! πŸ™‚

  3. Thankfully, I had this phase only after I got admission in IRMA and I resigned from my job. Very Enjoyable period. Plus no bother from relatives as well πŸ™‚

    Wish you all the best dude !!

    1. Isn't as enjoyable for me. πŸ˜€ The friends theme song truly defines my state:

      "Your job's a joke, you're broke. Your love life's D.O.A.!"

      Thanks chetto. πŸ™‚

  4. wah wah. Land yourself a job bugger!

    and yeah, btw, the architect never gets married, as of the last ep of season 5. πŸ˜›

    Ciao. πŸ˜€

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