Monday, April 28, 2008

She Was Chirpy & Sassy

Crimson feet felt high in the sky.
No, I didn't have drinks on board a flight.
No, I didn't make the "get laid 7 times a week" record last week. Yet.
I just piled up 3 pillows one over other, and slept with my tired tired tired feet high in the air. And as the blood flew from the feet, to the ankle, towards my calf muscles I wondered as to why hasn't anyone invented some special design for feet pillows as yet. One can feel the blood circulation getting better and the feet getting lighter...and lighter and lighter... until one eases into a deep slumber!

I don't usually write personal update posts but this is necessary. The things that happened over the weekend can be categorised into "good, better and best", and the best needs to be shared.

The good bits.
I have had an extremely tiring weekend but satisfactory. My brand was a part of this health and wellness event that happened in delhi yesterday and day before. The strategic brand guy in my who thinks that he has his grip on the pulse of consumer, knows exactly what makes them tick, and has devised the perfect promotion plan for the entire umbrella of his master brand with a targeted one on one consumer interaction of at least 1000 and tangible consumer experience of at least 200, was busy managing trolleys, water buckets, cellphone less laborers/drivers, fabricators lacking any attention-to-detail, hungry staff, supposedly big but actually cheap gimmicky competitor brands and their loud on-ground activities, stock-pilferage-causing aunties and free sample seeking hounds.
Oh Yeah! This was the good bit. I call it the positive learning curve.

The better bits were things like, we overshot the expected on ground conversion by 500% and that makes it the biggest single event that this company has done in a long time. We were the best looking brand and had incessant consumer flow across all three of our sections and managed conversions without giving any complimentary stuff. The hard work paid and it was a success.

Now comes the BEST bit. I generated trade enquiries! Nothing to do with my brand/product. My personal trade enquiries. I got to know through the girls in my team that I was being enquired about by random girls at the exhibtion. And then there was this one girl that I wanted to enquire about. That, my friends, is the real reason of this post.

She was chirpy and sassy. And blue. Oh I love blue. She was with her Mom. Mom, like all moms, was very sweet. But she was chirpy and sassy. Maybe sweet too. I liked her laid back, carefree i-am-still-in-bed-don't-wake-me-please attitude right at noon in the middle of almost 500 people. And yet she was chirpy and sassy. She though I was over-smart and said so. I said I was just doing my job. She thought she looked pretty. I thought she looked pretty. Yet I told her to get a make-over done, so I could tease her by saying, "See, only now you look pretty!". She tried to embarrass me in front of a crowd by loudly uttering things like,"Are you talking to me?" and "I don't care!". Just that I really didn't care if she didn't care because at least I cared, and that there was hardly any crowd!
She was smiling and I know she liked me in that way where these chirpy sassy little blue things don't even want to acknowledge to themselves that they like that oversmart guy who actually doesn't care that they think he is oversmart!
She was so chirpy and so sassy.
And she left without letting me know how could I get in touch with her again. I stepped out of the comforts of the hotel, into the smouldering delhi heat, just to see if I could spot her car and probably try and get run over by it to stop it and then ask her how could I get in touch with her again! I am so so not aware of what to do because I can see her right now and she WAS chirpy and she WAS sassy.

Help me guys!! :| ...pass the word! I don't know anything else about her... the conversation is the only clue, which is.. well.. hardly a conversation!

What do I do? This the third time this is happening to me in 6 months. Crimson feet can't walk all over Delhi looking for her.


Alok said...

Nice time you've been having!
500% !!! OMG! Great work man.

Well, I'd like to dedicate James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" to you after reading this. Do listen to this song.

Did you find yourself being dragged to that location again, eh? ;^D

Crimson Feet said...

lol.. thanks... of course i have heard the song (it was also voted the most irritating song of 2007, but thats probably because every-fuckin-body with a working ear was listening to it ;) ).

being dragged to the location?.. mentally yes!

Beauty and the BEast said...

A VERY interesting weekend!!

And I wish I had some absolutely fantastic way of helping you find her. But I AM at a complete loss for once!

Though, hey it is not everyday that you find yourself captivated so make the most of it!!

Beauty and the BEast said...

P.S. While I loved reading this equally much.. I do miss reading about Ramprasad :P

Crimson Feet said...

i do find myself captivated more often i guess :)
as i said, beauty, that this is the third time its happening to me lately (i have captured them here (Don't Miss Step 4) and here (Just The Moment)

even i miss writing RR and am working on the next chapter. a week before the previous was great.. i had time to write almost everyday. this week has been bad because of work in office and powercuts at home (noida isn't treating me well)... am also yet to respond to your comments!... thanks for reading all and i am glad that you like it!

Beauty and the BEast said...

ah well!!

I suppose EVERY moment then is worth captivating :P

Oh I think I know what you mean, another friend of mine from Noida, has nothing great to say about the power failures there either :(

But well, I am sure there is a great read lying for me just round the bend :)

Mavron said...

Hey,dis was a nice post..cute and warm and so it-happens-all-the-time :)I am gonna read some more of ur write ups here.keep posting more on it.

Cinderella. said...

Man I dunno what to say to this now !

Kudos for all the hard work that paid. Nothing can match that, I know.

And about the little blue chirpy sassy things...I wish good luck to you with that. I second Alok for the song. Though I doubt you wouldnt have heard it, eh ?

Cinderella. said...

Btw why is your blog name 'crimson feet' ?!

Crimson Feet said...

@ mavron

thanks... feel free!

see you around.

Crimson Feet said...

no amnt of good luck will work cindy. i know i will have to forget her soon. wait... who was i talking about?!? ... see ;)

yes i have heard that one.

"crimson feet!" ahh... i have been asked that in the past and i did explore the reasons on this Avanoo Post ... The Mystery & History Of Crimson Feet

Sutta said...

And this was suppose to be the BEST part? :P

Crimson Feet said...


lol... unfortunately yes :)

Solitaire said...

Maybe she is too chirpy and too sassy!!

I tagged you on Psychobabble..

Macadamia The Nut said...

Awww! Lol! that was so cute. Loved your writing style. Not heavy duty, but light and conversational.

P.S. Recently I read about a real-life couple who caught each other's eye in a New York subway one day, and he found her again by blogging about her. ;)

Crimson Feet said...

@ sol

i didn't understand that tag (which link are you referring to). do i have to just put the name at the end of the list and post it?!

(btw... am i sensing jealousy here ;). dont u worry lil one, i am still waiting for you to come back!)

@ the nut
:) thanks for the kind words! and also for the super inspiring example... i too read about that one!!

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