When Harvey saved the day…

Bubbly, cute, witty, happy-go-lucky, mature, talented, romantic are some of the adjectives you can use to describe Visha. Author of the blog Zack and Visha, she is all that and more. She loves writing about her hubby Zack (of course!), her travel tales, work highs and lows and introspect on life in general, not to mention setting up her readers for tough mathematical puzzles. πŸ™‚

So, the lovely Visha has written a lovely post for my blog, which I present to you without further ado. Thank you so much for this beautiful guest post, Visha!Β  Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I loved reading it.


When Harvey saved the day

When he was about to drop her at her office, she asked him out for a date. The look on his face was incredulous.

“At this time? At 10 in the morning?”

“Only half an hour. Say that you are stuck in traffic”

He agreed, and the two of them went to a mall nearby. They spent time with each other, laughing and smiling.

“This is known as bunking. And we are no more college students!”

“I know, but it’s fun!”

“You are one crazy girl!”


Time flew. All too soon, it was close to 2 hours since they had entered the mall.

“Shall we leave now? Unless you want me to eat the lunch that you packed for me here itself.”

“Very funny! Let’s leave.”


But Murphy’s law seemed to be playing with her that day.

As soon as she opened her e-mail at work, she saw a couple of emails from the HR and her manager.

Reading through, she mused, of all days, today was when the manager had wanted a telephonic conversation with her in the morning. And to top it, it had been an urgent call. She had been unavailable.



The HR was known for her grumpy nature – ever serious, never laughing. Unless she talked to Ms. I-will-never-smile-until-I-live, she was sure she would get a notification that she had been marked β€˜half-day absent’.

So, our brave girl pinged the HR on the office messenger with a smiley and a good afternoon message.

Surprise! The HR’s reply was two smileys.

She wondered if it was the calm before a storm.

But the chat conversation went on amicably. She ended it with an upbeat mood, thanks to the fact that nothing had gone awry. She had offered to compensate with extra working hours in the coming days. After a couple of exchanges, it was clear that she had won over Ms.Grumpy.

What’s more, her HR surprised her with a radiant smile during the day.

She mused, a smile has enormous power, but, dear smiley, et tu! πŸ™‚


So, Murphy hadn’t been playing with her after all! All thanks to Harvey!

29 thoughts on “When Harvey saved the day…

  1. I know I am late here, but better late than never eh!? πŸ˜›

    What a sweet sweet story loaded with so much positivity – much needed for me right now πŸ™‚ What I loved the most about this story is “she”. Asking him on a date at 10Am, bunking office for more than 2 hrs and taking things forward with a smile.. too good πŸ™‚ I felt a tinge of Visha portrayed there.. right? πŸ˜‰ Long live Harvey πŸ˜€


  2. Woho! Loved this ya, Visha! πŸ™‚ Everything that can go wrong also goes right eh? πŸ™‚ In your face Murphy! -smirk- πŸ˜›

    K and I can easily be replaced there πŸ˜› We do it though the man cribs about being late πŸ˜› But we do a lot of lunch dates and am very very proud to say it makes us very very happy to catch each other in the midst of a busy day !

    Thank you TGND for having her here πŸ™‚


  3. As I read the intro, you are making me blush TGND..thank you so much for these kind words πŸ™‚

    It was a pleasure to write for this space πŸ˜‰


  4. What a sweet story illustrating the power of a smile — even an electronic smiley face πŸ™‚ And I loved the couple goofing off like that. Such things are what keep a relationship strong.

    @TGND: I am now getting the notifications. Yay!


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