Wednesday, July 06, 2005

THE SMILING BREED


Two faces put me in a good mood everyday! One is that of Kalai, my gym instructor, and the other is that of Durai, the security-in-charge where I work. They are so good at an art that I badly want to master.

Some people smile if they hear a joke. Some smile if they see something funny or think of something they like. Some smile if they're generally happy, without any specific reason. Only a few can keep smiling all the time. Kalai and Durai are black-belts in that art. And yes, they are are of sound mental health, and people with problems (I'm sure) just like everybody else.

I have worked in an international call center and have interacted with thousands of customers. The tone with which you open the call almost always determines the tone of the customer's reply. We followed a golden rule at work which was "Smile (literally) on the call, though the customer at the other end cannot see you. For the smile will be conveyed in your tone!" And that tip SO worked! (wonder why I never thought of applying it after work)

I have relatives, who, the minute you enter their house, say "Vaanga Vaanga!" (Tamil for "Welcome, please come in") with so much gusto! That makes me feel so good and...welcome! A sincere smile too implies the same degree of warmth and comfort. It says "I'm happy to see you" to the other person without saying the actual words.

I envy the smiling breed sometimes. I cannot disguise my sorrow even if I added a beard and moustache to it. So without waiting for New Year, I'm making a resolution (w.e.f. NOW) to smile more in my everyday interactions. And greet people more cheerfully!

I'll keep this blogcrowd posted about the results.

6 comments:

Grey Vampire said...

Hehehehehehehe....i smiled taking ur post as an inspiration.....And waiting for the results

URJIT said...

good to feeeeel you inspired!:)

URJIT said...

HI VINESH, ON YOUR ADVICE, I HAVE TRIED CHOOSING, BUT ALL THAT HAPPENED IS A NEW POST TO RENEW MY BLOG, ANY WAYS ORANGE JUICE FOR THE SOUL? I MEAN ARE YOU SURE THAT THE SOUL LIKES ORANGE JUICE AND NOT APPLE OR MANGO JUICE. IT SEEMS THAT BOTH OF US ARE CONNECTED TO EITHER THE SOUL OR THE GOD(I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA? -RING ANY BELLS). GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU LIKED MY BLOG. ANY KEEP SMILING AND VISITING TOO!

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Smiling is so easy. Its simple.Look around you and you can find a millon reasons to smile... It takes Just simple things Vinesh, to make one smile... Now start.. One two three... EEEEEEEE! :)

maha said...

its not tat easy to keep smiling always...ur face will only reflect wat u think and feel,else u feel like a hypocrite.

maha said...

its not tat easy to keep smiling always...ur face will only reflect wat u think and feel,else u feel like a hypocrite.

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