Thats the way to lose an award !

I am not talking about somebody reaching late at the
award ceremony of Oscar or Filmfare......Its about me,
but obviously....

If even somebody uses a ream of paper on writing about
the importance of "timing" in our lives, there still
would be much more left to mention and I have a live
example in my case to write a few words...

I resigned from my present assignment and company on
5th of this month, which was also the due date on
which the company was going to announce the award
winner for best individual sales performance across
various verticals...

Since I was the only guy who achieved 100% of his
target in December in my vertical, I was confident of
bagging the award. But then the call of the wild was
too strong to resist that day and I mailed my
resignation at sometime 1330 hrs. The award was going
to be announced at sometime 1600 hrs.
I was told that my name was already decided upon and I
was to get that coveted award, but as my resignation
mail was read, the name was changed to the second
contender.

Now people have been scolding me that only if I would
have delayed the mailing of my resignation by a couple
of hours, I would have bagged the award. And when I
knew it that I will get it, why I acted stupid?

Now here comes my explanation, I toiled and worked
hard for that award and nobody would have been so
dis-appointed not to get that award as myself, and
that too for such a silly reason....

But then, it would have been very embarassing for me
and more embarassing for my superiors, if I would have
quit after recieveing that award. I would not have
been able to face them ever again.

So I decided to forego that award, so as to avoid that
awkward situation where I need to explain everybody,
why I am quitting the next day of getting an award.

It was not in my book of ethics and in my
conscience...

So boss, I hope that you would forgive me...

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