The “Me” happened finally yesterday.
The professor in the class had asked us to come 5 minutes early for his lecture as there was going to be some prep work. So, when I woke up at 6:15 in the morning, I was feeling pretty confident that I can be there on time.
Now, I was ready by 8:45 but because I knew it was only a 5 minute ride to the school, I was in no hurry at all and by the time I got out of the flat it was 8:50. Okay, so I needed to ride a little faster than usual to reach by 8:55. No problem.
Now, I got down and unlocked the bike, sat on it and put my leg on the pedal, it was a free fall, the pedal moved but the wheel didn’t. Crap, not right now.. I tried to see if I could fix the chain but the chain is covered fully in my bike and I couldn’t manage to remove the cover. I looked at the time and it was 8:55.
Well, I was not going to be 5 minutes early but I can at least be on time (or a minute or two late) if I walked really fast. By the time I reached it was 9:03. Now, funnily enough, two of my team mates(in a group of 6) were late too. And I decided I would just run along with them and all three of us entered the class room at the same time.
I noticed something was wrong as soon as I entered, unlike my other team mate who actually took a seat. What was wrong was, we were in the wrong class. I blurted out a sorry to the professor and ran out quickly and my team mates who realized the same a second later and we ran out of the class.
When I finally got to the right class, it was 9:05.
I have decided to add lessons learnt in such scenarios. So here goes:
1. It’s always good to be a few minutes early especially in cases you are actually able to be.
2. Don’t try to fix an unknown problem when you don’t have time. The number one priority at that time was to make it to class on time but I spent a few minutes trying to fix my bike.
3. Don’t follow blindly. All I needed was to look at the TV screen while entering the gate and I would have gone to the correct class.
Ciao for now…