“I went for the purpose of exploring but…” by Rafia Sajjad


I went there for the purpose of exploring but it turned out that all the employees in the IT Department recognized my rather peculiar-looking face. I am a person who is interested in the technical subject and has a passion to have a career related to it.

One of my relatives got a hold of me, once he became aware of my niche, and dragged me straight to this pale yellow, lonesome looking building in the middle of nowhere. As we arrived, he told me that it was an “exploration”.

I gradually entered the place that had chipped-off walls, scratched marks on the doors and piles of paper scattered about on the counter. I rung the bell that was placed under the mountain of sheets, indicating someone had arrived.

In a minute or two, the hall was surrounded people, half walking-half jogging. They seemed to not only notice but also recognize me, greeting me, explaining to me what had occurred in the past few hours “while I was gone”. I was bewildered, my expressions blank. People, all around, were talking over one another, chaos filling up the room, as if I was in a fish market.

After about ten minutes of deafening noises, the workers handed me a some files, a pen and a notepad, offering me coffee, then walking away  like that nothing had happened in the last few minutes that seemed like an infinite amount of hours in my mind. It felt like I was a celebrity being interviewed on the red carpet.

Multifarious times, I heard myself being referred to as Ms. Colins which clogged me with befuddlement. Later on, I was led to an office that had a portrait of a woman resembling me; the same hairstyle, the same face cut, the same droopy eyes, the same smile spread across her face.

I finally got what was going on… They thought I was the boss of their company. I sat there, slammed the papers and the files on the desk before me then face palmed myself really hard.

About froebelianwriters

I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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