Natalie
Have you ever had any mishaps in your life?
You can tell me about your mishaps that have happened to you. May be you lost your keys or you lot stuck in traffic and so on.:)
Jun 5, 2020 5:03 AM
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Once I had a major interview that I was preparing for a long time. But somehow I lost the track of time on the D-day. I was having lunch at a restaurant peacefully. Suddenly I realized that I overestimated my speed and I was already past the entry time of the venue where the interview was to be held. It was a confidential job hence reporting on the entry gate at the right time was really important for security purposes. I was not even dressed for the interview yet. I ran toward my home and looked for my favorite suit. But I could not find it, only to remember that it was still with the dry cleaner. I ran toward my dry cleaner in slippers. Fortunately, I got the suit in no time, thanks to the dry cleaner. I got dressed in the shop right there, but my formal shoes were still at my home. I then ran again toward my home and it started raining. My pants got ruined from the below due to muddy water. I reached home and wore my shoes. Now I went outside to look for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I took my bike out of the garage and put on my helmet. I was way past my entry time already, but I thought if I make it within a reasonable time I may be allowed to be interviewed. There were already other candidates in the queue. It was a very stressful time for me.
Then I woke up and realized that I already gave the interview 2 days before and it went well. Phew.
June 5, 2020
Thanks Natalie! There have been others, as I said, but what's life without a bit of adventure?
June 5, 2020
Erica, thanks you for answer! I hope this is the worst thing that could have happened to you:) I liked your story!
June 5, 2020
Too many to count! I once managed to lose my passport ON the plane! I probably would have been able to find it but the staff (it was ryanair) only gave me about 10 seconds to look for it, so I had to turn up at the arrivals security section with no ID. Thankfully, I was going from the Netherlands to the UK (I'm a British citizen), so they were able to look me up in their system. Anywhere else and I assume I would have been detained.

Anyway, what was meant to be a weekend trip turned into a month-long stay while I waited for my new passport to get sorted.
June 5, 2020
Oh,Abhinav, thanks you for an interesting story:) I liked it, especially at the end)
June 5, 2020
Natalie
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian
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English