TLT: Unexpected

three line tales, week seven; Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Stomach in knots, he kept waking up intermittently, the thought of intimidating faces throwing questions at him weighing heavily on his mind, eventually oversleeping and rushing out of his apartment, tie in hand, after having wolfed down half a bowl of cereal, making a beeline for the subway, where he spent the better part of his ride spitting into his handkerchief wiping off milk stains, under the disgusted gaze of a suited lady in stilettos.

Shoving gently through the early morning rush hour but his mind literally screaming for the packed flow of commuters to part like the sea did for Moses, his willpower eventually crumbled and he jostled past the same high heeled lady, ignoring her well-deserved glare and ran the rest of the way.

His marathon complete, he walked with outwardly calm to the front desk of the prestigious law firm, where he was directed to sit with the other fidgety candidates, his turn coming instantly and as he nervously sank down opposite the two expressionless faces, the door behind him clicked opened and a lady apologizing for her late entry joined them, his unease giving way to outright shock, as the familiar reproving eyes of the suited lady met his and he promptly fainted, his first ever job interview not going exactly in the direction he would’ve wished.

Written for Three Line Tales

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8 Responses to TLT: Unexpected

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    I like your lines they are fascinating, I like how this woman who wove out of each of your three sentences turned out to be the lady interviewing him at the law firm. Guess he should have better manners, even when he’s running late.

    • swritings says:

      Sometimes I wonder how some people can be really calm when it comes to interviews or even public speaking … while most of us would be a nervous wreck!☺

      • mandibelle16 says:

        lol. Yeah I know what you mean. I think they either are used to talking in front of large groups of people and do it often or secretly the still get butterflies but are good at hiding them. Sometimes it’s more about the image you present, then your actual feelings at the moment 🙂

  2. Oh the poor guy! Interview with the lady he saw on the bus and jostled past on his way to his job interview with her! Great 3 line tale!!

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  4. gloverdeb says:

    Oh no! He’s already done his interview before getting to the office. There’s a lesson for us all. Never lose your manners no matter what is at stake.

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