Hotel California syndrome!

On a dark Spring night
Nip still in the air
Hot coffee mug in my hand
Thoughts began to take flight
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night!

The morn after, another cuppa joe in my hand
Logged on to a website, a place for friends to meet
Such a lovely place, such a lovely place! 👍
Then I saw a silly post
Such a lousy place, such a lousy place! 👎
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Welcome to social media! 🙏

They all posting all over the place
Some posting lovely pictures
Some greeting friend on birthday
Some pushing their own agenda
Some going on an angry rant
Logged out thinking continue I simply can’t
And then I heard a voice, ‘We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
Welcome to social media! 🙏

Last thing I remember,
I logged on again
Went back to the place I was before
Found my train of thought that ended up as this post! 😊
“Relax, ” said the website
“We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave”! 🙏

Welcome to social media!
Such a lovely place, such a lovely place!
Such a lousy place, such a lousy place!
Welcome to social media! 🙏

P.S. Sorry to the Eagles for appropriating some lyrics of the very famous song “Hotel Calfornia” 🙏

“Can’t take day off” syndrome

Ability to switch off is a blessing one realizes with age. Not everyone is able to do that always, I am one of those. I call it the “Can’t take day off” syndrome. Reason being any thought of taking day off from work is accompanied by concern about the impact to customer deliverables due around that time. I fear someone from my team may need something urgently for completing their task on that day. A few times that fear has translated into reality unfortunately 😦 My “Can’t take day off from work” symptoms are due to 2 main reasons
1) Desire to keep up commitments made to customer and
2) To be able to handle myself the problem I am working on solving and not to delegate it to others
When I take a day off (and I have access to my computer) it takes an effort not to log on or check Emails for anything that may need my attention. In recent times I have been trying to consistently implement the “Don’t power on the office laptop” policy on weekends and days I am not working.
I understand works goes on and nothing is dependent on any single individual. Old habits die hard though 😀