Digging, by the way

by R K Garg
Chandigarh, July 6, 2020: Serious hands always do spade work to achieve their goals.

But, for doing work with a spade also needs certain hard work.

Some people get dug up through their sheer carelessness and drag others also into the pit so made.

In a true incident recently, Ram Sharan (name changed) was promoted at the fag end of his service in the 56th year of his age.

Though it was the COVID period, all his fel-low ‘colleagues’ and he and were elated and arranged a party in the office with a cake from a reputed bakery.

Everything went well and everyone had a good time.

Unfortunately, after a short while, one of the persons got stomach pain and developed a fever.

However, he did not inform others as there was already a staff crunch and he continued to come to office inspite of the fever.

Ultimately, as his health deteriorated, he was tested and he was declared Positive.

Unluckily, being declared Positive these days is the MOST negative thing to happn to any-body.

Immediately, action was taken and the employee was admitted to hospital.

As per protocol, a team started contact trac-ing.

It proved to be a big chain, going into con-tacts, contact of contacts – all those who enjoyed the cake and party.

The contact tracing team was surprised to find that many of these employees were from a group of relatives and relatives of relatives and ultimately the fact came to knowledge that all were relatives and working in big offices scat-tered over the UT.

So, because of the sheer carelessness of one persons,many were identified and things kept under wraps so carefully all these years were exposed to the surprise of the Head Of Depart-ment !

(The views expressed are personal of the author. If you wish to express your opinion, contact R K Garg at rtichd27@gmail.com)

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