Sometime’s calamities teaches us how we are dependant or addicted to technologies(or multiple technologies)!!!
It has been 24+ hours since I stayed without internet & mobile signal!!! Eventually there was no Facebook, Instagram, Email, Whatsapp or Talking to friends!!!
I didn’t know how to while away time as there was no radio or TV since there was no power!!!
Couldn’t venture out because of rains and winds and added to that, its all trees on the road!!! My own street was blocked by our mango tree which got uprooted!!!
After all this, I managed to while away the day with much difficulty… Once I woke up it was same situation on Internet, Power and mobile signal but the rains and winds have stopped, so I immediate decided to start to office!!! Nobody could contact me nor I could contact my office folks!!! Anyways I decided to goto office and check!!! To my surprise almost everyone was come before me!!!
Greatest relief after reaching was there was internet & electricity!!! And this is what I badly wanted!!! I couldn’t express the joy or relief!!!
After checking official email, the next thing is to update relatives and friends that we are safe!!!
Then wanted to do my banking transactions and tried to do a NEFT transfer!!! After crossing all the stages I got struck when I was waiting for OTP!!! Only then I realised there was no mobile signal to receive messages 🙂
Though it is going to take 2-3 days to get back to normal!!! I could sense a great feel of relief!!! Now it is time for FB and Blog!!!
Then should get back to serious business ;)!!
On the way to office it all trees on the road!!! But the surprise is people are back to normal life as always!!!
The damage is more than expected but never see people complaining!!! People have started cleaning the roads without government participation!!!
As it is a norm for every cyclone, life has come to an halt this time too!!
Also we have declared holiday for our Chennai office folks… So, not much work to be engaged. Just talking to Madurai office folks and working on all pending tasks!!!
Already rumours have started to spread about CM!!! It was panic and I could see the roads crowded and people driving crazy to reach home!!!
Around 5.30 PM there was a news from Thanthin TV that the CM is dead!!! Within minutes all the shops, showrooms & offices were closed!!!
That is when thought of keeping the Shop open until our normal closing hour!! I asked Jegan if we could do that and he spontaneously said we can!!!
Then what?? We sent all the lady staff home and we kept the shop open!!! It was electrifying crowd and we couldn’t manage!!!
In 3 hours we had almost 100+ bills, 200+ foot falls and all the raw materials at shop got over!!! In fact we closed the shop only when the milk got over!!!
In between there were some party workers who insisted to shut the shop and the situation was diffused by Jegan!!!
My main aim to go for the risk is to get the mileage and to earn the customer visibility & loyalty!!! Fortunately we were able to strike both as customers were thanking us for keeping the shop open against the vulnerability!!!
Finally I’d like to thank Jegan, Sabastian, Ravi & Chandru for supporting me on this risky endeavour!!!
Everything went well and we are all set for our launch on 9 December 2016!!