One Question...

This was penned sometime back, and saved in My Documents...Found it while I was cleaning up my system of all the junk that had accumulated for a year...

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I am in a new role...Gone past are the discussions, interviews, negotiations...I was never tensed, because I was happy in the previous role as well...The new role was a new oppurtunity I had come across in my organisation which I felt suited me and would benefit me in the long run...Thinking back on to that interview for the role...

A simple question...
Asked to a person whose major area of work has been SQL...
In mind, technically I was a SQL person...
I could talk people through my mind, and make them think in affirmative...
I had a lot of confidence in how I presented myself...
All the good reasons to qualify for this role was on my side...

But then a simple question...
A simple SQL question...
I knew it, it sounded very known and familiar...
But at the apt moment I couldn't recollect...
It was simply there, refusing to refresh into the fresh pages of my memory...

A trigger to thoughts...
A breeze of humility...
Far more attentivity and care in answering questions...
Left the "I am perfect" attitude...
Adopted an anyday better "I have lots to learn" attitude...

What a change, I really do sound better in the answers given...
I feel the glow of faith within me, that he will guide me through this...
I feel great from within, no pretensions, no effort to create impression...
I get a taste of my truthful self...

It is surprising how we get carried away by situations at times, feel a little over-confident and that shows out as a little arrogant and high-handed behaviour.
But with all the keys from a middle class restricted upbringing and my own conscience, thankfully I got over that momentary arrogant phase that gained an upper hand in a interview.

It is surprising how a question put forth, put me straight to the right slot as a humble being.

4 comments:

Michael 6:05 PM  

I feel humbled

To have stumbled

At a post like yours.

Come on and see me

Come on and be me

When done with chores.

michael j
Conshohocken, PA USA

DP 10:03 AM  

Reshmi, I share a similar a background, a malayali from Bangalore and live in Melbourne... glad to have stumbled thru ur blog.

Reading some of the stuff u've written takes me back into the memory lanes of my childhood...

Keep writing...all the best!

DP 10:35 AM  

God... Reshmi, the more I read the more I am fascinated... I was also in Hyd working for an IT company. Your mannerisms and straight forwardness (whatever I percieve from ur blog)at times, makes me feel like I am reading my own words...

DP 11:31 AM  

Ok u must be thinking I am mad...but curiousity kills the cat, so I continued reading and the final link...I also worked for Satyam!