You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next? Continue reading to know more about this adventure.
It was a warm morning and I was enjoying the last sip of my coffee at Starbucks as the part of my daily routine. I was running through my mind the to-dos for the day, the meetings, appointments deadlines when I felt a drift from behind and someone called out to me “Yes you, can I have your name”.
Intrigued by this behavior I turned around to discover a person in a black suit standing behind me carrying a bag. He did not carry the looks of the marketing or sales person, rather he was very calm and had an impressive persona that of an intellectual. I was wondering what led him to this behavior.
I replied “Hiya, this is Subhi, How can I help you gentleman”.
“Ahh! There you are, I have been looking for you since the last few days; I am John Prescot”.
This took me back again and I wondered what on earth I have done to become so demanding. I inquired “Why are you looking out for me”.
“Mr. Ben has sent me to contact you” replied John.
“Sorry! Mr. Ben, who is Mr. Ben.” I inquired.
“You know him very well; indirectly you are working for him and helping him out”.
“I am getting late”, I started to walk for my office.
“Mr. Ben, Ben Huberman, remember, WordPress, the daily post, writing prompt, community pool.” shouted John.
“You work for him daily, respond to his daily post and participate in the community pool.”
John said “He is very impressed by the posts in your blog” and added “He wants me to invite you to be in the editor’s community at WordPress”.
I thought it was enough and it might be some prank from my friends but then John revealed his identity by showing his cards and other detailed documents and photographs.
“Sir, you are invited to be a part of the community and we will send you details recently” said John politely.
The morning turned out to be amazing for me and I was very elated.
He asked me to follow me to a convention being held at a corporate hub near to where we were.
He stopped a bus and got in; while I was gathering my belongings the bus started to move, owing to the traffic. The stranger Mr. John waved his hand out and prompted me to rush.
I felt some resistance and tried my best to reach out his hand, somehow I cannot move, walk or even run. Someone was holding me very firmly and pulling my hand.
At last I got up in a flash and found my daughter pulling my hand. She said Dad, what strange things you have been doing and saying while sleeping, get up and get ready for office, drop me to school too.
I paused, smiled and gave her a hug, then I suddenly realized what I have been doing all these days, working for Mr. Ben for all these days although not directly but he is driving me and all bloggers out there.
But thanks Mr. Ben, would for sure continue to work for you.
That’s my take with the stranger, keep coming back for more.