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Lessons galore…

September 24, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tonite, when I was resting in peace after having got some handouts completed and had taken around 25 printouts of that to be presented to all the Ministers during the upcoming “BIG” meeting, a startling revelation happened…

On a casual glance thru the report, I found one numeric figure wrong…. addition gone wrong and I shrieked! How the hell could such a simple thing go wrong…. and more importantly, how could it escape 3 rounds of scrutiny???

But there was no time for questions and their inexplicable answers…. now had 2 options in front of me, make some corrections (using a pen or sticking a correct figure on all the handouts) or dash off to the office around midnight and take new prints and redo the spiral binding with the corrected prints.

I chose the latter option as it was more of my conscience not allowing such a goof-up on the most important page…. the figure was not jus’ 1 or 2 but a matter of 1.8 Mn BD. Anyways, off came my limo and reaching the office, took some prints and then redid the spiral binding. Now, it being 0007hrs, I just returned back home contented that the correction’s done before it got escalated somewhere else.

But then, more importantly, the biggest lesson out of this experience is to not assume the commonsensical things and let it be. It always pays to do a close scrutiny of everything we do…. and trust me, God willing, I ain’t gonna do a mistake with numbers anytime ever.

No wonder someone’s said, there are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross)

  1. Fargz
    September 25, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    OMG :O, Moid how could somthng like that get past you!!! but nevertheless, you should be proud that you cud identify n rectify it on time. So Moid learns another lesson!

  2. September 25, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    @ Fargz

    Yea, was a blunder… but all’s well dat ends well. And it reminds me of this quote: “Gud judgment comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgment”

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