Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hakuna Matata

Note: Names have been changed in a rather pathetic attempt to protect the identities of those involved.

exchange below is again, from a business school forum, and although almost a year old, is still quite amusing. A few points for background information:

1) YayHBS123, a student at HBS, is a really nice guy who has genuinely helped quite a few people through the application process. His inclusion in this post is purely contextual.

2) CantwaittobeYayHBS124 has just been admitted, and is thanking YayHBS123 for his help. While also a decent enough human being, his presence is integral

The post itself:
Originally Posted by YayHBS123

Even without my help you would have got in... And now that you are here, do not forget to pay it forward. Very soon, someone is going to ... ask for your help. At that time ... help them with all your energy.

Reply Posted by CantwaittobeYayHBS124

Yes Yay,
You're absolutely right.

My favourite movie Lionking says - "In the circle of should never take more than you the circle of life!!"

I will remember that.


For more, please see this, this and this.

A-weema-weh A-weema weh A-weema-weh A-weema-weh. In the jungle, the mighty jungle...


  1. Being an active member of the GMAT forums for the last past several months, I have come across few amusing incidents. For instance, one girl was bemoaning the fact that she had sent her application with a wrong school name to a different B school and she wanted to know how she could salvage it. Though, I had full sympathy for her, I also found it very amusing. The different suggestions given to her to rectify this mistake were even more hilarious.

  2. How come we are never scene posting by MYK BHAI??

  3. I came across this post in GMAT forum by one of those 50 applicants to Kellogg’s School of Management who were erroneously sent an e-mail that told them they had been accepted, and then they learned they actually had been rejected. This guy excitedly phoned his parents and enjoyed a celebratory dinner after receiving the acceptance e-mail in error. But the next morning, when he logged into the college's Web site to learn more about enrolling, he found out he had been rejected. It was pretty embarrassing, to be honest, said the guy. I felt really bad and sorry for him and angry on Northwestern university officials who instead of taking the blame described this error as a "technological glitch" not a human error. Yeah , when something goes wrong, blame the computer. No doubt, to err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

  4. Anon 3:21,

    In the Matrix and Terminator movies, did you side with the machines?

  5. MYK - The gist of the story is that it was not computers which committed this folly but the IT administration of Kellogs.Computers do not make mistakes. People do.Hope this makes sense.