It was a chilly Monday morning, I came to interview a “not so known” personality.
He was known for his anonymity, Handful people knew about him,
He served Intelligence wing, He was a cut above, That’s what his records conveyed,
I was framing questions that I had to ask him, I never got to see his picture as they say “Only a few saw him and only lucky ones got to know about him”.
And then came a gentleman, sat near me, I thought this would be the best time to ask this guy about him. I initiated the conversation with the guy who sat beside me, He was having casual clothes on himself, A perfect pair of jeans which suited his personality, heavy shoes which would weigh approximately 1 kilogram, And a casual shirt with pen in his shirt pocket.
When I told him about myself, He was quite impressed, He asked me many questions on “How a typical day in an Interviewer’s Life is like?”, and then it was my turn. I asked him why he came for, He replied: “For an interview” with a smile on his face.
Never did I clash with any other interviewer assigned for the same interview. I thought to make a call to my Boss and report the same, But he definitely didn’t seem like a competition to me. He was quite an observant.
It was the time for the interview, I received a confirmation to interview the guy who was a shadow. When I entered his office, I could see no trophies, neither was I able to his name on the door, just a golden plate with his name written on it. I was asked to wait until he came. How did I forget that this guy was known for his timing, He entered his cabin at 0900 hrs.
I recognized his face, it was him, the person with whom I had a chat outside. How could I ever miss, he is a master of disguise. He shook his hand with mine and said, “It’s odd for a civilian to wear such shoes in public places where manoeuvrability is first priority”. And I could frame everything. He was trying to know about me before he could give an interview. And by the time interview came to an end, I got to know about a lot many things that we are unaware of,
- Get to know about your surroundings before you enter a place, plant yourself amidst everyone to know more about things and how they work?
- It’s not so easy to place yourself in one’s position, it takes time and effort, you have to adapt every of their habit, and compute things.
When it comes to a real-world scenario, One should understand his surroundings by mere observation and by identifying possible threats and possible allies. We, humans, miss on a lot many details which land us in “not-so-good” looking situation.
Observation is key to understand people and situations better.
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