Most of us, whether we believe karma exists or not, hope people deserve what’s coming to them. If karma does exist, one man got a full helping after he shoved a man on the subway and told him to “f*** off.” The man he shoved turned out to be the interviewer for a desired job later that day.
According to CNET, the man in such a hurry on the London subway was a Python developer who had an interview with Matt Buckland, the head of talent and recruiting for Forward Partners. Forward Partners helps early start-up businesses get off the ground.
The 5:30 p.m. interviewee showed up promptly at 5:15 p.m. Buckland caught sight of the man and immediately recognized him as the man who had cursed at him in the morning, according to BBC.
“I was on my way into work on the Tube on Monday morning during rush hour. I stood to one side to let a lady get by, and ended up blocking a man momentarily. He shoved past me, almost knocking me over, and shouted.”
Buckland couldn’t help but to jump to Twitter to announce that karma had indeed arrived at his very doorstep.
Karma – the guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview…with me…
— Matt Buckland (@ElSatanico) February 16, 2015
Buckland stepped back into the interview with the now pleasant man and decided to get the man to recognize the situation for what it was.
“It was totally awkward,” admitted Buckland. “So I approached it by asking him if he’d had a good commute that morning. We laughed it off and in a very British way I somehow ended up apologizing.”
Before the interview was completely over, Buckland’s tweet had gone viral. Some people thought the tweet was inappropriate, but Buckland maintains it was fair because he never mentioned the man’s name, and the man is fine with the tweets about the incident but wishes to stay anonymous.
By the way, the man who told the interviewer to “f*** off” did not get the job, and the job is still open. Buckland maintains it wasn’t the “f*** off’ comment which got the interviewee a pass to look for another job elsewhere; it was because the man simply was not the right fit for the job. Perhaps the man really did not have the skills needed for the job or wasn’t a good fit, or maybe karma really is a — well, you know what they say.
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