Stubble is bigger than a sky-high mountain. It’s true, at least for campus placements. If I’m not wrong, the date when I had my first disappointment (a missed opportunity, a heart-attack) is 1st June 2007. My dream company came to our campus for placements and I was very sure of getting placed. It’s not overconfidence, but you know, the kind of belief that I had on myself. I cracked all the preliminary rounds on the previous day and I was waiting for my turn to attend my HR round that day. That’s when I could feel the stubble on my face. My initial reaction, how on earth I got stubble within three days? And then I ignored it as I’m looking cool (that’s what I felt when I saw myself in the mirror minutes before), hoping that the HR might not notice it. I was sure that my grade, my technical skills is enough to get my first job. But the reality is very tough to digest. When my College Campus Coordinator informed me that I missed the opportunity just because of the stubble I had in my face. Disappointed, I kept cursing myself that day and felt bad for it for years. It’s a missed opportunity, but for good or bad, I do not know…that’s life!