My colleague and Friend ‘K’ would call me Jan Van Sarvagyan (Pronounced as Yan Fan Sarvagyan, a Dutch sounding name) in Amsterdam. The reason was I was known as Mr. Know-it-all in the project. I would get the most amusing to most outrageous queries and most of the time, I could solve them
Even though we had many people in the project and many Dutch team I would get these queries and K would be smiling. The reason were funny enough.
Question: Hi! Could you please help me set the laptop in the Video conference room.
Me: Of course
Question: I am looking for Mr. *******
Me: Yes! He sits there
Question: Where is the scanner in this building?
Me: Just behind this cupboard
Question: We wanted to move the database to the development server
Question: You don’t do it?
Me: I would have loved to. But they just don’t give me access. But you ask ******* and he will gladly do it for you
Question: How do I get to the Dolphinarium?
Me: I will have to find out
Question: Ok could you tell me by evening?
Me: Of course
Question: Do you think this camera is good?
Me: Go for more zoom rather than mega pixels. But this one will give you value for money.
Question: And what about the cost?
Me: Its should be between 300-400 euros
Question: What is India’s score?
Me: Check ibnlive.com
Question: What is bitterballen?
Me: They are small balls made of beef with some covering. very delicious
Question: I am coming to Amsterdam. Where do I get cheap accommodation
Question: Which new movie is coming in theatres?
Me: ****** is getting released this week
Question: Any evening show?
Me: Evening 7 and 9
Question: I was doing this (action) on my computer and it did this (error)
Me: Oh! Its quite simple. Just do blah! blah! blah and it will work
Question: My Laptop is not working. I think it has a virus
Me: Bring it to office tomorrow and we will format it.
And then there are questions which can leave me, let say, speechless.
Question: So what will you do when you go to India?
I give a blank look.
Me: Haven’t decided on anything. I don’t know
There are some questions for which I never have any answers.