A dog's retrospective
What is the point? To life. To Universe. To anything. Why do we exist? What if I never find out who the good boy is? Must reflect more. Look! Bird!
I was in Chennai, prepared for my interview, dressed in my formal best. The interview was scheduled at a hotel, about a 30-45 min ride from my college. I started about an hour and a half from the scheduled time.
Unknown to me, a large political rally was called that day. My auto was stuck in traffic, and I realized that I would not make it in time. I didn't have anyone to reach to, but fortunately, someone from the interviewing party called me. I apologized profusely. I was feeling terribly guilty and nervous by the time I reached the hotel - a good fifteen minutes late.
It turned out that my first interview was with the Managing Director and Partner of the company. I was rushed to the interview room (which happened to be the room he was staying in). He was a big man, with a gentle smiling face. I apologised to him again. He waved his hand suggesting it was alright. At this point, I realized that I needed to pee badly.
I took the risk of sounding even more insolent, and asked if I could quickly use his loo. He agreed, and I finished my business quickly. As I hurriedly turned to wash my hands, I saw an elegant looking but inscrutable faucet at the wash basin. I was determined to be quick, so I pulled and pushed and moved the thing around until it yielded water. One of the orientations did yield water, but so forcefully that it splashed off the basin, and now I had a wet shirt.
I come out of the loo, embarrassed. My interviewer asked incredulously: what happened in there? I assured him it was water. He was kind - even offered me a fresh shirt if I'd like.
At this point, I assumed I wasn't getting the job. Perhaps, that calmed me. Long story short, I ended up having a great chat with the guy, and the next couple of guys. I landed the job. Like I mentioned before, it was at this job that Raghu happened to sit in the next cubicle to mine, and the rest, as they say, is history
Why are you working??? Play with me!