It was a rainy day but Arya had to get ready for her first job interview. She had no choice than to go in the rain because her life depended on it. It was a take-it-or-leave-it job interview with no regard for the weather. She dressed up in a nude blazer, black inner, pants and boots and with her long hair tied up in a bun.
En route, she bumped into Lexie; a smallish cute lady with short hair, who was dressed like a High School student going for lectures. Arya exclaimed;
“Hey! Watch where you’re going, kid! Don’t you know I’ve got something important to do?!”
Lexie smiled and apologized;
“I’m sorry, ma’am”
Arya got to the office and went to the receptionist. She submitted her C.V and was shown a seat to wait for the interview to commence. As the receptionist sent her C.V to the Manager’s office.
Lexie walked in and her eyes met with Arya’s. Giving her usual smile, she begun a chat with Arya but before she knew it, Arya whispered to her quietly but rudely;
“Looking at your stature, I know you’re here to see someone. I’m here for an interview. You’ve ruined my day already. Get your little self up and mind your business.”
Lexie stood up quietly and said to Arya:
“All the best.”
Arya was the third person to be interviewed. Before she entered the Manager’s office, she said a quick prayer.
Lo and behold, she saw Lexie seated. She sighed and asked:
“You again! Anyway, I’m looking for the Manager.”
Lexie replied with a smile:
“I am she.”
Arya shook her head and left the office to ask the receptionist the whereabouts of the Manager. The receptionist replied:
“The Manager is in her office. Her name is Madam Lexie.”
Arya was stunned. She returned to Lexie’s office and with calmness in her voice, she apologized:
“I am truly sorry for what happened earlier. I promise to do my best if I am accepted into this company.”
With Lexie’s mind already made up, she told Arya:
“I’m sorry but you do not fit for this company. We take priority in people who have respect for everyone no matter how they look. Here’s your C.V. All the best in life.”
Arya left the office in shame.
MORAL LESSON: Physique is deceptive. Stop judging people according to their appearance or accent. You may lose an important opportunity that your life will depend on. Know how to talk to people irrespective of how they look.
NB: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
The word “quarantine” is pronounced /ˈkwɒr.ən.tiːn/ as in [KWORR] + [UHN] + [TEEN] and not [KWORR] +[UHN] +[TAIN]
Verbs; quarantined [KWORR]+[UHN]+[TEENED], quarantining [KWORR]+[UHN]+[TEENING]