Friday, November 10, 2006

wacky answers

I have a history of some wacky stupid answers. It all started in a english exam way back in school where I was supposed to make a sentence using the word "Proreption" the sentence I wrote was " I do not know the meaning of the word Proreption". Inspite of my creativity I was not only given zero but was also asked to write 50 different sentences using the word Proreption. I know...its a mean world.

The ones I cherish the most are in interviews specially job interviews during my under graduation. In Oracle interview I was asked the routine question of "where do u see yourself 5 years from now" I replied " Happily married and having a kid and also a car". Obviously I was not keen in getting through Oracle. I told dad about this interview and he took a 30 mins session on how to be professional in interviews and stuff like that. So I thought I would be professional in the next interview which sadly was Satyam. There, the first question I was asked was "why satyam" in a highly professional way I answered " Satyam stands for truth and I am honored to work in a company which stands for truth". Later I was asked what is the difference between a computer and a caliculator and I replied " A computer computes and a caliculator caliculates" now some one tell me whats wrong in this? thats what they do right. but the fact that I got selected in Satyam shows how desp IT firms have become. Next in line was Vz. I was asked to sell a pen. I sold it by first praising the beauty of the interviewer and then comparing the pen to her beauty. IT WORKED BIG TIME. There were no more questions after that and I was selected.

For the past few days I was involved in SIP and I was scared. I was scared that I would use my brain and come up with some high funde stuff in the interviews. luckily I was normal in all of them except for the last interview of the day. It started with me taking the wrong CV to the interview. I was asked to say something about myself which was not in the CV and suddenly something took over me. I came up with something like this " I started playing tennis. Not because I like tennis but because I can burn calories. Its not just burning calories but its having fun when burning calories. I prefer tennis over cricket because in cricket I have to wait for the ball and in tennis I keep running for the ball." I did not expect the interviewer to listen to all this but that guy was not only listning with concentration but at the end of my marathon of stupidness he asked me a question " why not squash? why only tennis? " i dont know how to rate this question but I replied "because squash rackets are very costly" I dont think I need to tell about the result now.

to be continued with the most wakiest interview I could ever be part of....


Blogger Mr.Blogger said...

Your interviews and the answers remind me of one of the short and sketchy given by the civil servant Mr. subrmanina TR in his civil services !

He was asked Where do the bottlnecks in the organization exist !

He had the guts to tell right on the spur of the moment that "Bottles have necks at the top" He writes that (in his book Babudom and netas - I do not recolelct exact title) after telling this reply he thought he lost that ! Neverthless he got selected and he had a great career for his frankness through out and ended up as the cabinet secretary of India !

So Satyam Vada really has meaning ! I suppose !

12:44 AM  
Blogger Vaishnavi said...

I can imagine your answers as I read this. This is def not the full list, I have heard more answers like this from you.. :P

10:13 PM  

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