I am a vivid reader of Times of India, the daily Newspaper. The most important thing that I look forward to is the “Speaking Tree” wisdom in it. Since I am on outstation duty these days, I am not getting the necessary dose of wisdom and am literally craving for it.
And Today when I got a chance to sneak in to a library, the first thing my eyes searched for, was obviously the Newspaper and I grabbed two three copies and settled on a table and scanned them one by one-
First copy said 21 November, 2015, Saturday. I hunted for the page and consumed the words to satiety followed by 22 Nov 2015, Sunday. It contains volumes of information and Mrs. Funny Bones by Twinkle Khanna; I read it word to word.
Picking the third copy, I looked at the date, it said 23 November, 2015, Saturday. What? Did I just witness the smallest week ever where Saturday came just after Sunday? I forgot about Speaking Tree for a moment and in clear amazement kept looking at this BLUNDER on the top of front page of this renowned Daily….
In the afternoon, I was called upon by the examination centre chief.
He said, “We are having Zoology exam as per schedule and we have received the question papers of Botany instead. Please spare some time and confirm if it’s botany or zoology?”
They handed an envelope having ZOOLOGY written over it. Seal was opened and inside the question papers read botany! Wow! Then they did some shuffling and handed another envelope having BOTANY written over it. They opened the Seal and still the question papers were with a title i.e. BOTANY!
“What the hell! Inside Zoology we find Botany; inside Botany there’s Botany again! Where’s on earth is Zoology then?” he almost pulled his hair.
I took the papers and checked the questions and confirmed that actually the papers with a title of Botany contained questions of Zoology itself. They have committed a mistake on top of the front page, that’s it.
It was problematic especially for a person with humanity background and they thanked a science person (I) for timely help.
I was left thinking-
Two totally different things,
with totally different impacts
but look who’s responsible for them;
people who ought to be MOST RESPONSIBLE!