Saturday, October 31, 2009

Those five minutes...

Challenging work, tight schedules and layoffs in November first week. Need I say more? Gosh! My professional life was never so hectic before. On top of this sits the b-school application process. I’m literally craving for a five hour sleep a day. Even though I’m wriggling hard with the essays, I feel that I’m not giving even 60% of what I can. However, I amassed a few exciting experiences in this application process.
For one b-school application, I worked on my essays and incorporated the changes that my friends suggested me. With half an hour time to deadline, one of my friends called me and said that he would edit my essays. Even though I was reluctant to take his feedback in the last hour, I took a chance thinking that his feedback might make a difference. Meanwhile, I reviewed my essays and forgot to keep track of time. When I checked the time, I had only 5 minutes to submit the application. I ran to search for my wallet to pick my credit card.

Those 5 minutes

5 minutes to spare:
Tring.. tring… tring… There comes a call from the devil’s advocate. He asked me to check his feedback. Oh! What an inappropriate time?

4 minutes to spare:
I checked his feedback on my essays. Oh! No. There were too many changes to make. My nerves started trembling and my brain started a non-cooperation movement. With much difficulty, I prioritized the changes and picked two.

3 minutes to spare:
Only one question hit my mind from all the corners. Can I submit the application on time? I made necessary changes and uploaded the new document. A sigh of relief has just lasted an instant when I noticed that the site stopped working.

2 minutes to spare:
My thoughts drove me outside this world. All of a sudden, I called my friend in US to know the US Eastern Standard Time. My friends say that sometimes I go crazy and this is a good example.

1 minute 30 seconds to spare:
I chanted a few times “Om Jayanthaaya namahaa… ”. In jet speed, I paid the fee to submit the application.

1 minute to spare:
My first reaction was a gape at the ceiling followed by a loud laugh saying to myself “Vow! I have 60 more seconds”.

Lesson: Plan in advance and make wise decisions. Otherwise you have to rely on the powerful weapon “Om Jayanthaaya namahaa…” :))))))))))


Ramana KV said...

Nannu tension pettesaav... :)

Raja Chowdary said...

Not a bad way to have saved 60 seconds !!!!

Swamy said...

que interesante!

Jet said...

@Ramana: If u r really getting tensed reading this, I wonder how u would withstand the matchmaking interviews:))

@Chow: Yups... I realized the importance of each second.

@Swamy: Vow! Good to see the Mexican words on my blog. Please thank the Mexican girl on my behalf.

Harry potter said...

I read you blog abt dandeli trip. We friends were planning a trip over there. How was the stay at stanley's farm. Is there any better option.
Can you mail us your view as soon as possible. We are waiting to book in.


Jet said...

Hi Jaya, I checked your comment just now. Moreover, I don't have your mail id to let you know. Coming to Stanley's farm, I think even we opted this farm as we got a very good deal through one of my friends who was working in Yahoo. Even though it isn't so gud, they managed to make our experience gud by arranging gud tents to sleep and campfire. Bison and Hornbill resorts are well known but somewot expensive. Night trek was not so gud. Rapelling was OK. And River water rafting was an amazing experience. Ppl suggested us against visiting caves & river crossing as those were not worth. I hope this helps...