Non-Fiction

10 min read

Published: 30 May 2020

Previous context: Aahna receives LinkedIn request from Aakash for job at her company. Since Aahna has been in the same situation of looking for a job multiple times, she decided to help Aakash with the referral. Aakash asks her to connect on WhatsApp as he feels it's easier to type there. And the conversation goes like below...
Aakash
Aakash
Hey! Aahna, glad we switched here.
Aahna
Aahna
Hehe yup!
Aakash
Aakash
Completely out of formal zone
Aakash
Aakash
I wish you were here in New York.
Aahna
Aahna
But why?
Aahna
Aahna
It's too cold there.
Aakash
Aakash
Ya but we could have done so much fun! 😉
Aakash
Aakash
You gotta help me with this video round now, it's on.
Aakash
Aakash
I am just solving problems from leetcode.
Aahna
Aahna
Umm ya, but I don't know which team is gonna interview you.
Aahna
Aahna
They might ask you puzzles or probability questions..
Aakash
Aakash
I am also planning to get a haircut and get formals.
Aahna
Aahna
Coding problmes will also be there.
Aakash
Aakash
How many rounds were there for you?
Aahna
Aahna
For me there were 4, 3 coding and 1 behavioral.
Aahna
Aahna
They might also ask how to approach a question.
Aahna
Aahna
Basically your thought process.
Aakash
Aakash
Behavioural questions are very weird.
Aakash
Aakash
I mess up in them a lot.
Aakash
Aakash
By the way you should plan New York short trip I believe.
Aakash
Aakash
If I clear this round I will be coming to your city, maybe.
Aahna
Aahna
Ya will see you in summer.
Aakash
Aakash
What's your weekend plan?
Aahna
Aahna
Weekend is best!
Aakash
Aakash
Haha yeyyyyyyy!
Aakash
Aakash
Are you always that sweet n cute or is this weekend special?
Aakash
Aakash
LoL
Aahna
Aahna
Nothing special, it's just that this is a long weekend.
Aahna
Aahna
And I am free to do anything.
Aakash
Aakash
Haha right.
After 5 mins
Aakash
Aakash
Had lunch?
Aakash
Aakash
You look busy, let me know if you are busy.
Aakash
Aakash
We can chat later.
Aahna
Aahna
Ok
At night
Aakash
Aakash
Up?
Aahna
Aahna
Hmm yeah
Aakash
Aakash
We can chat
Aakash
Aakash
So I want to clear 3rd round and come to your city.
Aakash
Aakash
It will be great meeting you.
Aakash
Aakash
Excited?
Aakash
Aakash
I am.
Aahna
Aahna
Yeah it would be nice.
Aakash
Aakash
Otherwise you should plan New York very soon.
Aahna
Aahna
Oh really
Aakash
Aakash
Ya.....like soon
Aakash
Aakash
Why you just reply 1 word? I like talking to you more
Aahna
Aahna
I am replying only
Aakash
Aakash
no.... it's not you..... its bad net...
Aakash
Aakash
i am getting your reply very late.....
Aakash
Aakash
let me connect with another wifi
Aakash
Aakash
It should be fine now?
Aakash
Aakash
so i don't want to let you sleep and keep talking to you.. hehehe
Aahna
Aahna
Ummm I am sleepy will sleep soon
Aakash
Aakash
you have iphone? or snapchat
Aakash
Aakash
bcoz people see online and start pinging....
Aakash
Aakash
and I just want to talkk to you
Aahna
Aahna
i don't really use iMessage or snapchat....
Aahna
Aahna
you can reply to others as well
Aakash
Aakash
i never imagined that we will be that close, that we will be chatting at 2 in night...... this is not normal............
Aahna
Aahna
haha
Aahna
Aahna
I talk to many people at night.
Aahna
Aahna
i am mostly active in night because my friends are online at this time only.
Aakash
Aakash
oh... yeah but not with friends around here
Aahna
Aahna
yup
Aakash
Aakash
let's come on iMessage
Aakash
Aakash
i will hit my bed will talk nicely
Aahna
Aahna
what's the problem here?
Aakash
Aakash
nothing problem as such
Aakash
Aakash
but will talk and sleep
Aakash
Aakash
where are you
Aakash
Aakash
would love to see you
Aahna
Aahna
i am in my room
Aakash
Aakash
ok don't send the pic
After another hour
Aakash
Aakash
come to NY dear 😍
Aakash
Aakash
like soon
Aakash
Aakash
please plan
Aahna
Aahna
what will I do there
Aahna
Aahna
it's too coold
Aakash
Aakash
we won't roam around
Aakash
Aakash
will party in room itself
Aakash
Aakash
do you have any friend here?
Aahna
Aahna
that i can do with my roommate here as well.
Aahna
Aahna
yeah.. i have Masters friends there.
Aahna
Aahna
and one brother
Aakash
Aakash
well you must know you will have better time with me than any of your roommates
Aahna
Aahna
and one sister too
Aakash
Aakash
you won't be needing your brothers and sisters
Aakash
Aakash
or friends I will keep you busy
Aahna
Aahna
no i don't want to go out
Aakash
Aakash
please plan.... sometimes it might be too late and we regret....
Aahna
Aahna
do you have a girlfriend?
Aakash
Aakash
i have
Aahna
Aahna
nice
Aahna
Aahna
where is she
Aakash
Aakash
india
Aakash
Aakash
but why?
Aahna
Aahna
that's sad
Aakash
Aakash
ok nevermind you please plan to NY
Aakash
Aakash
how people come closer in so little time...
Aakash
Aakash
have you ever made any other such quick connection on LinkedIn before
Aakash
Aakash
i have not
Aahna
Aahna
no i haven't
Aakash
Aakash
they why is this happening
Aakash
Aakash
aren't we enjoying all this
Aahna
Aahna
it's just that you contacted me and I turned out to be nice to help you.
Aakash
Aakash
are we not having good time together, are we not loving these talks.
Aahna
Aahna
it's same as my other friends
Aakash
Aakash
ok you can sleep now
Aakash
Aakash
or carry on with similar other friends that you have
Aahna
Aahna
good night
After 15 mins
Aakash
Aakash
Up?
Aakash
Aakash
not possible to talk anymore?
Aahna
Aahna
no
Aakash
Aakash
ok tc gn
Aakash
Aakash
don't be angry
Aakash
Aakash
never meant to hurt you
In morning at 10 am
Aakash
Aakash
gooooooood morning....
Aakash
Aakash
what's the plan for breakfast
Aahna
Aahna
nothing as of now
Aakash
Aakash
are you angry?
Aakash
Aakash
you seem to be busy should we talk later
Aahna
Aahna
yup ok
At noon
Aakash
Aakash
free?
Aahna
Aahna
ummm ok tell me something interesting
Aahna
Aahna
tell me how you met your girlfriend
Aakash
Aakash
what are you doing?
Aakash
Aakash
i am gonna make you crazy if i visit you
Aakash
Aakash
i have to spend lots of time with you
Aahna
Aahna
answer my previous question
Aakash
Aakash
cm'mon what sort of questions are these
Aakash
Aakash
don't bore me
Aahna
Aahna
y?
Aahna
Aahna
aren't you proud of her
Aakash
Aakash
when we meet, will you be asking about my girlfriend only?
Aahna
Aahna
yup that's fine for me 🙂
Aahna
Aahna
why are you not telling me about her 😔
Aakash
Aakash
ok then i won't meet
Aakash
Aakash
happy
Aakash
Aakash
who talks about girlfriend while talking to a guy intially
Aahna
Aahna
It's not a topic that should shame you.
Aakash
Aakash
it's not shame, i want to talk something else rather than discussing my girlfriend.
Aakash
Aakash
can't we
Aahna
Aahna
like???
Aakash
Aakash
like everything else in the world
Aakash
Aakash
what we would have been if I would be single!
Aahna
Aahna
well you would have been single and I would just have been me!
Aakash
Aakash
keep being yourself
Aakash
Aakash
you can't even come to NY for me
Aahna
Aahna
hmm I can't come
Aahna
Aahna
its only been a day I am talking to you
Aahna
Aahna
and i only meet my really good friends
Aahna
Aahna
this is too much to ask for in your first conversation
Aakash
Aakash
well tell me something aren't you feeling more close than you have ever been with anyone in single day talk?
Aakash
Aakash
I do
Aahna
Aahna
NOOO
Aahna
Aahna
That's a straight no.
Aakash
Aakash
OK...
Aakash
Aakash
good you said it
Aakash
Aakash
no problem
Aakash
Aakash
apologies
Aahna
Aahna
good enough
Aakash
Aakash
i will be formal.... sorry
Aahna
Aahna
there is a lot of difference between formal and being frns, and in my case it really takes time to be good frns, you are too much fast in every thing and I can never be in my comfort zone with such talks.
Aakash
Aakash
hmmm
Aakash
Aakash
okay
In evening
Aakash
Aakash
if i remember correctly you applied through univ. program??
Aakash
Aakash
shall I also apply through that
Aakash
Aakash
where should I look for it
Aahna
Aahna
internet
Aahna
Aahna
or the company's website.
Aakash
Aakash
please help, i couldn't find
Aakash
Aakash
in parallel can I apply to that too??
Aahna
Aahna
i don't know
Aahna
Aahna
i sent you the link on LinkedIn
Aakash
Aakash
i guess the date's expired long back
Aakash
Aakash
can you help me with this behavioural questions about good culture.
Aahna
Aahna
say whatever you like
Aakash
Aakash
ok thanks
After a couple of days...
Aakash
Aakash
Hey Aahna! how are you doing?
Aakash
Aakash
tomorrow is video interview
Aakash
Aakash
wish me luck much needed
Aahna
Aahna
i am good all the best
Aakash
Aakash
did you get any idea of what they might ask?
Aahna
Aahna
i didn't go to office
On video interview day...
Aakash
Aakash
had interview just now
Aakash
Aakash
i think it was with your manager
Aakash
Aakash
everything went well and matched my interest
Aakash
Aakash
but I wasn't able to solve the coding question
Aakash
Aakash
he didn't look satisfied.
Aakash
Aakash
can you please ask him
Aahna
Aahna
my manager is OOO since last week
Aakash
Aakash
very disappointed dear ☹️ ☹️
After couple of days!
Aakash
Aakash
hey
Aakash
Aakash
any update? did you get any info?
Aakash
Aakash
are you busy?
Aahna
Aahna
yeah I am busy
Aakash
Aakash
okay
After a day
Aakash
Aakash
hey Aahna, how are you?
Aakash
Aakash
busy with work these days ?
Aakash
Aakash
how is life ?
Aahna
Aahna
I am good!
Aakash
Aakash
its been so long since we talked properly
Aakash
Aakash
did you get any feedback?
Aakash
Aakash
did your manager come?
Aahna
Aahna
no
Aakash
Aakash
are you mad at me?
Aahna
Aahna
it's nothing about being mad... but you dont know how to respect girls.. thats it! and I dont like talking to those people who dont respect girls
Aakash
Aakash
i never meant to disrespect you Aahna. You are such a sweet person how can I even think of it
Aahna
Aahna
it's not only me but all girls, u disrespected ur girlfriend!
Aakash
Aakash
What? When ? No
Aakash
Aakash
Never
Aahna
Aahna
and as i said earlier
Aahna
Aahna
i dont like those people
Aakash
Aakash
let’s not bring her in between... I love and respect her more than anyone
Aakash
Aakash
you misunderstood my jokes
Aakash
Aakash
Omg... I just realized what you felt bad
Aakash
Aakash
it’s all crap I said just for fun... never meant anything serious
Aahna
Aahna
referring to your previous message: "Everything else in the world... what we would have been if I would be single"
Aahna
Aahna
What do you mean by this?
Aahna
Aahna
this is holy shit?
Aahna
Aahna
means u r thinking of being with me at the same time when you have your girlfriend!
Aahna
Aahna
wtf
Aakash
Aakash
OH God nooo
Aakash
Aakash
No
Aakash
Aakash
Never!!!
Aakash
Aakash
dear!!! this was just a humour... I swear!!! ☹️ ☹️ ☹️ ☹️
Aahna
Aahna
okay i dont like these kind of humors where u r hurting some one
Aakash
Aakash
i am not sure how to make you understand
Aahna
Aahna
leave me, i just met you a few days ago.... there is other girl who is ur girlfriend!
Aahna
Aahna
you are doing injustice to her
Aahna
Aahna
I feel bad for her 😕 😕
Aakash
Aakash
i am not doing any injustice... I love her the most and I am open about it
Aakash
Aakash
trust me please!!
Aahna
Aahna
whatever.... ur talks mean this only!!
Aakash
Aakash
okay.. I will not joke with you like this ever
Aakash
Aakash
i didn’t even know this would be the issue... I swear I will never crack such weird jokes again!
Aakash
Aakash
do not misunderstand me Aahna
Aakash
Aakash
i deeply apologize
Next Day Morning 7 am
Aakash
Aakash
hey
Aakash
Aakash
they have called me for onsite
Aakash
Aakash
the manager who interviewed me told me that there will be 5 interviews onsite. Do you have any idea why all will they ask?
Aahna
Aahna
No idea
Aakash
Aakash
Thanks
Next day morning 7am
Aakash
Aakash
hey Aahna
Aakash
Aakash
during that interview with your manager, he asked me salary expectations. I was bit blank and said some random number
Aakash
Aakash
can you please help me with how much they generally pay for this position
Aakash
Aakash
HR says it is for Software Engineering role in finance engineering
Aahna
Aahna
No idea about salary
Aakash
Aakash
okay
After two days
Aakash
Aakash
How are you?
Aakash
Aakash
I had a question
Aakash
Aakash
they have scheduled my interview and I think my manager is also same as your manager, as his name is there in Itinerary
Aakash
Aakash
i wanted to discuss few things, if you can allow me sometime.
Aakash
Aakash
so, I am bit confused. HR told me that I am being interviewed for Software Engineering position but this referral says Analyst/Associate.
Aakash
Aakash
is this all same?
Aakash
Aakash
please reply Aahna :(
Aakash
Aakash
Aahna... Are you still mad at me? please tell. this is important to me.. I respect you
Aakash
Aakash
please be normal, like you were before, I really want previous Aahna!
Aakash
Aakash
my interview is scheduled to 18th march(Monday) and I will be arriving on 17th 4pm.
Aakash
Aakash
i am really excited to meet you... yayyy..... but please be normal!
Aahna
Aahna
see let me be clear , first of all you do a mistake , you without provocation flirted with me and insinuated stuff which is cheap and then instead of owning up stuff , u tried to tell me that I misunderstood your humor. I helped you professionally via linkedin and then do you talk to all guys and girls like this by first contacting through a professional network. I can also tell this to HR about your behaviour but i have forgiven you without you owning up stuff. I think you should stop messaging me and you should have thought of getting help on these stuff before you started flirting.
Aakash
Aakash
Okay. I will not. Sorry. thanks a lot for your help
Aakash
Aakash
Bye






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