Dear PM, Please Stop Bragging About Not Taking Chhutti, My Boss Just Cancelled Mine

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Dear PM, Please Stop Bragging About Not Taking Chhutti, My Boss Just Cancelled Mine

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

D

ear Prime Minister,

In your recent speech from Bhilwara in Rajasthan, you boasted about never taking a leave. Your speech was playing in the office cafeteria while we were having lunch, and my manager playfully nudged me and said, “Kuch seekh!” As a corporate slave who hasn’t seen the sun set in six months and has had every leave rejected in the past year, I was tempted to reply, but keeping the job is more important than a sick burn. So I did what every employee does – pretend to laugh at your boss’s childish jibe and channel your anger somewhere else. I wasn’t on the road, so I stabbed the paneer on my plate with a vengeance.

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