A friend’s sister works in a recruitment firm and she told us this funny tale about one of their applicants.
My Friend’s Sister: Are you a WALK-IN applicant?
Applicant: Oh, no. I RODE (a cab).
And the interview went downhill from there.
Seriously, I am one of those wondering about the quality of some graduate students some of our universities and schools produce. Take the applicant above as an example. Worse than misunderstanding a very simple question of his being a WALK-IN applicant, he could not make a sentence with a complete thought. He rode a what? A cab? A jeepney? A bus? a tricycle?
Of course, I very well know that being fluent in the English language should not suffice as a parameter to gauge a person's intelligence or competence but this is a college graduate we're talking about.
Now I wonder about who is to blame in the deteriorating quality of education here in the country...