In response to daily prompt : Express
Caught between Express and Impress,
I put my mind in a terrible stress.
I tried my best to convey my thought,
My words jumbled and I sounded rot.
I took a short breath and tried to talk,
But the interviewer was in a shock.
On the paper he said, ‘Goodbye,’
Perhaps tomorrow give one more try!
Tell us about a time you couldn’t quite get your words or images to express what you wanted to express. What do you think the barrier was? For bonus points try again.
I was in the dining hall of William Goodenough House in London UK. The issue that day was food they were serving, the smell completely overpowered my senses,I was certain I’ve never smelled anything so vile,I was in line to be served I did not want the food, but could not express to the chef how revolting it was. To be on the safe side and to avoid any controversy I pointed out the bread I wanted, she looked at me and said, “Is this all you want?”
“Yes” I said and moved on. While I was sitting in the dining hall I kept thinking why didn’t I tell her the real reason for wanting only bread when there were other foods I could have. I did not want her to think I was rude.
Today I won’t hesitate to speak my mind, I’d tell her: everything smells like pork,I do not eat pork!