I’m in an odd situation. The head of the NGO that I’m working for is off in Paris on vacation. The school center is out for the summer until June 28th. I have been assigned to work from home, with lots of work to do, but no set hours, and lots of distractions!
Yesterday, I walked over to GK-II (Greater Kailash) M Block Market because it’s a hip little place with lots of stores, restaurants, and cafes. I went to Café Coffee Day, a popular Indian chain, because they had AC and wifi. I ordered an Apple CaraMo (really sweet, but kind of tasty) and struggled connecting to their wifi. The day before, I was trying to get work done at home but the internet connection was timing out – not sure if it was my laptop or the wifi. As such, coming out to a café and having even more connection problems, as well as a half-broken laptop charger and outlet that didn’t work… a bit frustrating.
The servers came up to me twice asking if I wanted to order something else after I finished my coffee. I shook my head no. The second time, the girl was hesitant backing away, as if it was socially unacceptable to sit there alone sans beverage.
I was only there two hours total, and the wifi worked maybe half the time. Overall, I was glad I went out, found a restaurant, and was able to accomplish a little bit of work.
Today, I stayed at home all day and got a lot of work done on the website. I didn’t even need to order in food or go out and find a restaurant because I was so full from breakfast. I had a mango, chips, and Suparna gave me a delicious bowl of lychee ice cream.
The only downside of this arrangement is that I have been inside my room all day on my laptop. I finally pulled the plug on work after about 8 actual hours. And now, I get to relax… My choice method of which to do so being… sitting on my bed in my room on my laptop.