So my stay in Lucknow has finally come to an end . And looks like “Indra Dev” has been making few conscious efforts to bid me goodbye in a rainy style . Its been raining cats and dogs since the last few days . And I am more than ecstatic to be at the receiving end of this awesome treat 😉 . Plus the thing which I am really proud of is that I have successfully managed to incorporate this rule “Carpe Diem” into my daily life . No wonder people have started calling me careless … a swashbuckler …. But what I say is that just replace this term “careless” with “carefree” … and here I stand .
One of the things which really got me plodding through my everyday “buzzy busy” schedule was the filling of the IIFT form , not to forget that this was the first form which I filled myself ( yes .. first in my lifetime … because my father took care to fill all my Engg forms for me , while I could just lay back and worry just enough to sign them … But he decided that enough was enough … and its high time that I learn some responsibility … ) ….
So there we were … The application form sitting idle right in front of me on the computer screen …. Few glares passed amidst us … Then finally I decided to carry on with the proceedings . Fast and furious as I am , it hardly took two minutes to get done with this thing .
Head held high , eyes filled with immense pride , with a feeling of conquest , I presented the printout to my father ( Look Dad ..!!! There is new born perspicacious Harsh standing right in front of you ) …. But within a second , the wall was brought down , that astute look disappeared from my face … Father gave me a deride look , and took special care to point out all the three fields I filled incorrectly … Damn !! I also misspelled my college’s name …. Optimism prevailed … Thankfully , I didn’t misspell my father’s name … That being the case , I am sure I would have been ousted from the house that very night ..!!!
Act I Scene II … I called up IIFT people … They took in my application id and did the necessary amendments … I reviewed each of them carefully and this time , the printout was free from any ambiguity … Took the printout and mailed the damn form … But the world came upside down , when yesterday , while checking my form status , which was abnormally displaying “Application printout not yet received” for the past few days … I saw the key words … “ only through a registered post / courier / speed post “ …. No points for guessing , I mailed it via a standard post …. And when I told them ( my family ) about this … They were not angry … They were not criticizing me … Infact , they were laughing … they were mocking me … and trust me … I would prefer criticism , anyday , to sarcasm , seriously …
But my dear friends , the story is yet to conclude …. I couriered a brand new copy of the form today … 😀 😀 😀 … And guess what … I didn’t sign it …. Yayyy ..!!! … Now please stop laughing and be kind enough to pass on a few words of encouragement …. Trying hard to shuffle away the feeling of despondence that’s been gripping me so tight since this morning , I am going to give it an another try ( there is no other option I guess … ) … Guys .. Wish me Luck ..!!! Hope it turns fourth time lucky … 😛 😛 😛
Life is a journey … full of peaks and valleys … and we learn from our experiences … And did I learn something from this episode ??? …. The hell I did … And one thing is for sure … I am not committing any such mistake again … ( Hopefully … Touch Wood !!! ) … 😉