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Excellent Joke on HR Manager:)

I bet you can’t stop laughing.. It is a practical joke! 🙂

Proceed here….

Courtesy: Thanks to my friend Meera for sharing this through an email 🙂

One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself.

“Welcome to Heaven,” said St. Peter. “Before you get settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough, we’ve never once had a Human Resources Manager make it this far and we’re not really sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” said the woman.

“Well, I’d like to, but I have higher orders. What we’re going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you want to spend an eternity in.”

“Actually, I think I’ve made up my mind, I prefer to stay in Heaven”, said the woman

“Sorry, we have rules…”

And with that St. Peter put the executive in an elevator and it went down-down-down to hell.

The doors opened and she found herself stepping out onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club and standing in front of her were all her friends – fellow executives that she had worked with and they were well dressed in evening owns and cheering for her. They ran up and kissed her on both cheeks and they talked about old times. They played an excellent round of golf and at night went to the country club where she enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner.

She met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy (kind of cute) and she had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having such a good time that before she knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator.

The elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly Gates and found St. Peter waiting for her.

“Now it’s time to spend a day in heaven,” he said. So she spent the next 24 hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing. She had great time and before she knew it her 24 hours were up and St. Peter came and got her.

“So, you’ve spent a day in hell and you’ve spent a day in heaven. Now you must choose your eternity,”

The woman paused for a second and then replied, “Well, I never thought I’d say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and all, but I think I had a better time in Hell.”

So St. Peter escorted her to the elevator and again she went down-down-down back to Hell.

When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends were dressed in rags and were picking up the garbage and putting it in sacks.

The Devil came up to her and put his arm around her.

“I don’t understand,” stammered the woman, “yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and all my friends look miserable.”

The Devil looked at her smiled and told…

Yesterday we were recruiting you, Today you are an employee. 🙂


yet another book in lucky draw

This is the second time i got a chance to know about the persistence of so called ‘luck’ 🙂 I was selected as lucky draw winner in JavaRanch forum’s Book Promotion offer on 14Dec2007 and the book was ‘Java Programming Cookbookby Herbert Schildt.  The previous one was blogged here 🙂

Moreover I felt very happy for getting a chance to interact with the author(s) directly in the forum. I believe people from Computer Science/ Information Technology background might have definitely come across Herbert Schild’s famous books like ‘The Complete Reference C’, C++, Java etc., That was like adding honey to the icecream 🙂

I have got the book dispatched today (13Jan2008) to the Bahrain address and happy to share the news with you all here 🙂 [as usual by the time i blog its 14Jan08 :(]

As usual the snapshot of the forum thread which declares the winners here below.

Java Programming Cookbook Winners-14Dec07 (13Jan08)

The thread is accessible here for the Java Programming Cookbook Winners!

The other threads where Herbert Schildt is welcomed is here and one of my queries to the author is here.

The snapshot of my welcome message to Herbert Schildt is below..

My welcoming message to Herbert Schildt

Cheers!!! 🙂

The day i am exhilarated

Feel like penning down as some of my efforts are appreciated from an author of a great book. It is on 13Jan2008 but by the time i blog it somehow becomes the next day :(.

The contribution is of course subtle which was to explain the concepts of Garbage Collection in a pictorial manner for the program posted by an user asking his doubts.

The appreciation came from Bert Bates who is one of the authors of Sun Certified Java Programmer & Developer for Java 2 (and Java 5), Head First Java, Head First Servlets & JSP. The authors Kathy Seirra and Bert Bates are in short known as “K & B” in the ranch.

Just felt like sharing this 🙂 As usual, a screenshot is attached 😛

Bert Bates appreciatoin in javaranch -13jan08 (gc images)

If any one is interested in looking for the images i have drawn, you may please go here for the thread that discusses about how many objects will be eligible for garbage collection?

Soon will update it in my technical blog with complete information 🙂

 Way to go Raghs…!

New Year Resolutions 2008

Starting this tag by having a strong belief that you all had a very good celebration for the New Year!

Thanks to PK for having tagged me. 🙂

Here you go.. 

For the year 2008 

    (1) To read some 10 good books like “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” (which i completed by Dec 2007). 
    (2) To achieve the professional goals like doing Technical Certifications which are on shelf for long time.. 🙂 
    (3) To conflagrate the little amount of hidden interest in Photography & Cooking 🙂  

Not Just for 2008, forever…

    (1) To meliorate serving the humanity in the maximum possible ways i could. Also to extend the service for the social cause to a greater extent.
    (2) To  corroborate the passion towards ‘teaching‘ profession which obviously creates any other profession!  


Hope it was short & sweet! 😛 [Is it not? :D]

Wishing you all a great year ahead! 🙂

help 29 yr old man with severe head injury


Mr. Kamal Kumar (age 29) works in a courier company in Chennai. His bike was hit by a van, and the van driver did not stop (hit and run accident) on Oct 30, 2007.Though Kamal Kumar was wearing a helmet, he still sustained severe head injury as the helmet’s glass hurt his head and hurt his brain. People in the Porur area where the accident occurred admitted him in Sundaram Medical Foundation hospital in Anna Nagar, Shanthi Colony.Pls find attached, the hospital admission card issued by Sundaram Medical Foundation, and the above hospital’s medical report on Kamal Kumar.

Kamal Kumar who has brain injury due to the accident, earns an ordinary income, and is from a middle class family. If he gets proper medical care, he can regarin his health, say doctors. Daily medical expenses total upto Rs.10,000/- His family doesn’t have the financial strength to meet these expenses.

Pls extend your financial help. Every rupee counts.

Postal address:

CHENNAI 600 052

Residence: (044)-65379022
Mr. Selvam – (Mobile) 99944-77784

Thank you.

You can also read the same post in tamil blogged by Hariharan here ->

Please see the attached medical documents here :

Brain Injury Report:


Hospital Admission:


    People whoever reads this blog post are kindly requested to drop in an email to my email id Raghavan dot 30May1981 at gmail dot com for further correspondence. I shall represent the people and send the consolidated funds to the person in need.
    If at all you could please refer this blog url in your blog and let your friends be aware of this, that itself would do a great favor!