Our Guy checks his watch, it reads 11:35 am. “Jeez! Its just 10 minutes of Technical interview?” Exclaims to himself & goes near the receptionist. The paint hasn’t faded & was still glistening.
“I need to register for the HR interview”, he said.
Putting the phone down, “Pardon me!” the girl expressed her disinterest.
“Do you have any idea on why the HR interview is in the afternoon?” Our Guy questioned thinking on whats he gonna to do until after the lunch. The interview for him is scheduled at 2:30 pm & he is the 1st in the list.
“HR mam had gone to her daughter’s school. The kid is participating in a fancy dress competition!” said the receptionist with a glee on her face. I knew, she is “Yuck!” when she smiles; Our Guy doesn’t knowt that.
Not knowing what to do, he went to a near by park. Then started to
count the number of people who trip on the puddle. It had rained last
night & its damn funny to see people loose their balance & fall. The
children who just walk over, the oldies who pitches every step with lot
of thinking & still gets defeated, a few guys who ogle at the passing
girls & slip… He counted 16 & then got bored of it.
“Well its time”, someone said from within, which made him to turn to the office building. Just like anyother software company permises, this one too had glassy outer walls.
He entered in the interview room, to see a girl dressed-up like a macaca. He didn’t realize that she the kid of the HR. The lady in a saree introduced herself & the kid. He was seated just opposite to the kid having a monkey’s tail & some facial paints to mimic a monkey’s mouth. Nevertheless to say, whenever he made some statements, the kid made some monkey like expressions; scratching her head, showing off her teeth, widening her eyes with keen looks,… All got too much attention from Our Guy.
The realization of this being an interview, came for this question, “If necessity is the mother of all inventions, who will be its father?” This should be the most important HR question, & Our Guy took so much of time to answer.
“Mam! It should be the Husband of the Mother”, uttered quite confidently. The HR gave a sigh for it, while the kid was scratching all over her body.
“You know something? In US, the Husband of the Mother, need not necessarily be the father of their children. So, I can’t take your answer.” Telling this, the HR went out; probably to get some napkins. The kid was putting her tongue out & drooling.
“Noone is trying to make fun of me”, speaking to himself, he looked at the roof, as if to seek some help.
As soon as the HR entered the room, Our Guy intercepted to say, “Mam! I think, I have an answer!“. “We got to invent the Father. As the necessity to find him has just occurred.” He said this in total excitement, thinking that he had finally got it.
The HR wiping her kid’s nose said, “I’m done with your interview. Watch your email for any updates.”
Thanking the HR & giving an adieu to the kid, Our Guy leaves the room. Grumbling something, he nears the exit gate, only to be stopped by the security guard.
“Never worry son. These guys conduct interviews for nothing. They won’t induct people. They give advertisements in papers & do all such stunt, just to improve the brand image of the company!” says the guard.
“Ho! Thats the funda!”, remarked Our Guy.
The guard adds, “Do you want to leave your resume with me? My son is a software engineer!”
Our Guy goes speechless & sprints out of the place.
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