S Is For Short Story – The Degree
April 22nd, 2014 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || Leave a comment |
By his words, he feels important and wanted by his special individual attention, with whom he was engaged in lively discussion until a peon called upon his name.
As a formal measure, he knocks at the door and entered in to the cabin of selectors, and wished them all in a peculiar style.
Then the senior most well qualified doctor examined his certificates and amazed at the high percentage of marks he scored. He asked some questions related to his qualified arena.
But, to his utter surprise he could not answer a single question. However, he raised a simple question like, “If a patient suffers from acute stomach pain what will be the possible reason and what treatment or remedy you prescribe?”
Again, the candidate kept stone deaf.
The examiner asked some more simple questions in relation to medical science for which he ran his thoughts up and down.
Noting this, the doctor felt something fishy and asked about the high percentage of marks obtained in his certificates.
When this was asked, the young man got up from his seat, opened his brief case, took a few bundles of five hundred rupee notes and a dagger, and threw them on the table.
When asked what is this?
He said, “It’s the money and dagger the sole power for my success so far and when getting such a professional degree was made simple and likewise I will procure this job too.”
Hearing those terrified words the members of the interview board looked at each other in shock.
(A Minikkadha (Mini Story) originally written and published in the Malayalam language. Translated from the original Malayalam by the author.)
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