Yesterday, I wrote about my love affair with Cassandra.
One of the related stories that appeared after the article was something I wrote back in 2009.
In it, I described how I got my internship at Pioneer magazine, where:
According to Edgar Lee, one of the Senior Editors then, the choice was between myself and another girl. We weren’t shortlisted; we were just two kukubirds who were interested (or silly) enough to apply for that position.
Well, I thought I got it because I sounded earnest enough during the telephone interview. Actually, I got the gig because the other girl didn’t pick up her phone.
I had completely forgotten about this, but reading it again made me chuckle.
I guess it lends some credence to the Woody Allen quote about how 80 percent of success in life is showing up.