I Got It!

I was shocked to receive the call from DC I this morning. There I was thinking, "Wow, these people are efficient even got the result before the specified date!". My heart was pounding really fast, probably as fast as Seabiscuits on the race track going through the final stretch.

Time slowed down.

Each enunciation by the HR personnel was emphasized.

My palms were sweaty, my knees grew weak and I began to feel lightheaded.

I sat down on the edge of my bed and looked out the window as I listened raptly. All that 30 minutes interview came down to this very second. Turning point in my life. The answer that I've been waiting for.

Then he said, "Queer Ranter, you got through to the second round.".

It was great news for me! I made it! I made it to the next round! Oh I was so happy! Nothing I do could contain my happiness. I jumped, I screamed and I cried. Still I was overflowing with joy.

The guy waited till I calmed down then said, "The HOD for the division is temporarily stationed in Houston, Texas and requests that you to travel to Houston, all expenses paid, for the interview. Are you fine with that?".

Hell yea! I haven't landed the job and here I am travelling already!?

The guy continued, "You'll be staying in St. Regis Hotel until your interview and office visit is completed.".

Holy fuck!

St. Regis (they sure know how to take care of their potential employee)!? Wicked!

I was speechless by then. I was just stunned by the offer. They're really generous. These Oil & Gas companies are filthy rich and they can afford to splurge a little. I shall be part of the crew and have a share of the richness.

Then as fate would have it, the cruel and harsh reality sets in. I woke up from my much needed slumber. I looked around my room and the sun was already high and shining through the slits of my curtains. I searched for my phone frantically. Flipped my pillows, tossed my stuffed toys aside and literally searched the entired bed but the phone was no where to be found.

I found my phone on the floor, next to my bed instead. I checked the call registry. Scrolled up and down several times but no such luck. They haven't called.

Sigh.

Perhaps some things are too good to be true? Perhaps not. Either way, I'm still waiting for their reply.

You know you love me.
XOXO
Queer Ranter

17 comments:

Ah-Bong said...

whoa! a job that travels! kewlness!

hope u landed on that one for real. :D

Ohkulala said...

even i wished it wasnt just a dream. oh well, dream big coz they may come true!

Mr Wanna said...

Oh Shit! I was about to throw you a party from my side!! But hang in there dude, its bound to happen okay. :)

Ban said...

Adiooooooo... where got people go to Houston for an interview??? Very quickly i realised it couldn't be true.

Queer Ranter said...

Bong: I hope so too. But yea, this job requires extensive travelling.

Ohkulala: Kekekke. Shall keep on dreaming.

MrWanna: Awww! We'll see what happens. :)

Ban: It wouldn't be all that surprising seeing that their HQ is there and all.

Jason said...

Awww.... what a weird dream :)
Hugs.

ikanbilis said...

i was excited when i first read it, then later..

aiyooo.. if it was for real, i would be the person jumping into your luggage! Texas babe, a state below Oklahoma!

Queer Ranter said...

Jason: Yea lo...

*sob sob

Ikanbilis: In my luggage?! How kinky. :P

Soul Seared Dreamer said...

Dude.. you had me going there.

Good luck.. and I hope they don't keep you waiting too long.

daohui said...

It takes time but definitely you will get what you wish for. That's the power of wish. :)

William said...

I though it was a wet dream.

quicksilverlining said...

engineer's wet dream, eh?

Queer Ranter said...

Soul: I'll know next week!

*crosses finger

Daohui: I do hope so. :)

William & Quicksilverlining: Yes it is an engineer's wet dream for me. :P

chase / chubz said...

wow. you lucky lucky guy!!!
wish you luck!

Sam said...

Yay. You can belanja me a divine curry at an Indian restaurant then. :P

cleo weiland said...

Oooooh I think I know what DC II is.

Hell I may even know the person who interviewed you!

Good luck dear :)

PS: I have to correct you, though. O&G service companies are the moneymakers, not O&G companies. They're different things you see. The former scrimps and saves on their expenses...which is why they make it big on the Forbes Fortune 500.The latter...well they do make a lot but only if they're truly global.

Queer Ranter said...

Chase: It was a dream lad. :)

Sam: If and when I get it. :)

Cleo: Kekekek. Yes its true. Didn't have to go into so much detail ma. :P