Saturday, March 31, 2007

The articulate Union Leader

We were having PREM meeting chaired by the North Central Railway General Manager. The meeting is for participation of employees in the management. The Union President proved to be excellent speaker. When cornered on the matter that his one division unit was at logger-head with the other division units; he took little time to get composed. And he wriggled out so well:
  • साहेब, हम लोग तो समाजवादी हैं. लड़ना हमारे खून में है. पहले बाहर वालों से लड़ते हैं. न मिलें तो आपस में लड़ते हैं. यहां तक कि कमी पडे़ तो घर आकर पत्नी से लड़ते हैं. इसलिये इसे तवज्जो न दीजिये. (Sir we are socialists. Fighting is in our blood. First we fight with outsiders. If they are not there we fight among ourselves. If some stamina is left, then we come to home and fight with wife also. So do not give it much thought.)
The Union has made him the President, not without reasons. Diplomacy is the art practiced by all leaders - may be Union leaders.


Anita kumar said...

ha ha ha ha very true ...but we get to learn so much from these people...they are the real winners...they know what they want and also know how to get them

इष्ट देव सांकृत्यायन said...

really. its true. as 4 as reply, fantastic.