~Spero ergo sum~™

October 11, 2006

Expect the unexpected!

Filed under: Humour — Teal @ 7:34 pm

And so the inevitable happens …
After a hell-a-lot of standing in infinite or near infinite queues, Murphy got big time bored with toying my life and put my miseries/his pleasures aside. Yuppers blogjunta, Teal pass ho gayi!
After a struggle for months I finally landed in a good job.

It was a very pleasant saturday, not to mention the most important and unforgettable day of my life.

**Scene is set in an office complex, where me and my other buddies from college come to find about 700 odd college passout junta waiting for us >:) **

Me: Hey you guys, what plans post apti?
Frd #1: Me kinda broke da, probably head home and take a nap.
Frd #2: Movie and chaat combo seems a little appealing …

The crowd suddenly starts to rush in a singular direction in a stampede style frenzy .
We continue to sit in our chairs , hell they will be back soon … and soon enough, the crowd comes back. Turns out, there were 2 suit-clad gentlemen who were nearly choked to death by the masses since they were terribly misunderstood to be the HR.
Which ultimately , they werent.
The 2 very gruff [not to mention extremely harrassed] gentlemen leave the premises ASAP.

Me: Hey look , looks like the crowd is queuing up ….

The crowd, for a change moves in a “somewhat” civilised fashion. In vain attempts to form a singular queue, the anxious lot end up standing in 3 – 4 queues. So you could imagine the crass cacophony and pleasant exchanges among the ppl in the queue. Luckily for me, my buddies were more than happy to “append” ourselves to the job-seeker’s queue. How I wished the job-seeking scenario was as exciting as Quidditch, but it aint. =(
I took my friend’s MP3 fone and was listening to NewYork Nagaramm from S.O.K, which is the song that I am currently addicted to.

I could only feel sad for the company executives who had apparently underestimitated the might [not to mention the numbers] of the unemployed … they somehow managed to pull all strings together and me and my buddies were given our seats.

The Fiasco from the frenzied crowd was over. And so we sat in the company cafeteria to give our test.

**After 2 hrs of tearing our hair out … ~x(**

We buddies exchanged glances, and ended up laughing in sychronisation. Not the happy laughter like in the movies, but laughing at the irony that had puppeteered our lives.

Me: Hey dude, pass me that tissue …
Frd #1 passes me the tissue paper, i end up writing the lyrics of my favourite ,when the results get announced.

My name gets read out.
I blink. HEy.. he made a mistake right.
The second time, he reads out my full name. Now this couldnt be a mistake right?? Or wait .. let me pinch myself …

Frd 1 and 2 shake me out of my daze.
“Go dumbo .. they are calling you ….”

Aaargh great …

And so I went. Waited for about 3 hours for my turn of interview, which ultimately happened in the evening. So I waited on in an empty stomach. And since I didnt come prepared for an interview, I prepped for it outside the interview with a geek who had come armed with a mini UG Library. Serendipity? I think so.

1 hr of drilling on what all and what not I studied in my UG .. my interview finally happened the evening. Many were made to take 2 rounds of technical, [probably on a installment basis] and me on the other hand, got the full blasht of it in one shot.

I was called back in.

**Oh Gawd!!! Not another tech interview, I thought … serves me right to come on an empty stomach**

Interviewer #1: blah blah blah ….
Me: blah blah blah ….
Interviewer #2: blah blah blah ….
Me: blah blah blah ….

Interviewer #1: Will you be willing to sign a 3 yr bond? >:)

Me :

Interviewer #2: Will you be willing to sign a 10 yr bond? 😛

Me : Well, that wouldnt be a bond, that would be bondage!!

Interviewer #1 and #2: ROFL …

Me: ?????

And so sometime at night , on the very same day, Trinity Teal got her first job. 😀
But there are many friends of mine out there who are yet to vex Murphy and are still helpless at his hands.
Murphy , hear me! Let them go =(

So ultimately, after getting countless aaps at off-campus drives , I have got the ultimate gyaan, which I shall disperse to you all right now~

Placement Law #1: If it is your day to get the job, you will get it come wat may. Even if erupting volcanoes and typhooons stand in your way.

Placement Law #2: Luck is a random variable in the equation of life. IT comes and goes as it wishes.

Placement Law #3: Sometimes, even the most disgusting vermin get through and the smart ones dont.

Placement Law #4: That is because the smart ones are made to wait for better jobs 😀

For all my peers out there, who are yet to clinch your dream jobs, I pray for you all. And I am very sure your job hunts will come to a happy ending.

“Every story has a happy ending. If it is not happy, be sure that it is not the end”.

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8 Comments »

  1. cool trin.. nice to have a job on the hand. that feels like u r releived from all ur problems.. beleive me it happened to me 3 yrs back.. thats the day when all the problems set eyes on U… i liked the last lines of the post.very real. n btw i kept listening to New york nagaram one full night ;-)…its more than a song!!!!

    Comment by senthil kumar dhanasekaran — October 12, 2006 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  2. gud account teal!!

    liked the finishin lines!!

    Comment by kuttichuvaru — October 12, 2006 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  3. Haha…that was indeed entertaining…..I loved it!!!:-)

    Comment by Sudarshan — October 13, 2006 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

  4. haha..u actually SAID that it would be bondage?!?!?!
    OMG. ROFL.
    cheers!!!!

    Comment by fille nouvelle — October 15, 2006 @ 5:06 am | Reply

  5. Hi buddy cool one………….Gr8 job dudette and thanks for sharing ur experience 🙂

    Keep writing!!!!

    Comment by Fahmida Anjum — October 15, 2006 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  6. Congratulations buddy

    Regards,
    JRT
    http://blog.360.yahoo.com/infyjr

    Comment by Anonymous — October 17, 2006 @ 7:01 am | Reply

  7. tht was an unforgettable day 4 me too..:D..btw i dont agree with ur 4th law!!!!!

    Comment by Hell's Angel — October 20, 2006 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  8. This is the happiest and merriest post of yours, so full of positive vibes that I had to check the url to confirm that it was my murphy-worshipper sibling that has been converted to such a radiant angel of hope!

    Good going, sis!
    Wish you all the joy and success in life. god bless. 😀

    Comment by Rainbow — October 30, 2006 @ 6:49 am | Reply


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