Chapter 3 – An Old Classmate
Xia Ming pondered after taking a shower and mumbled, “I haven’t gone to work for a few months and I’m only left with $2,000. If I still can’t find a job this month, I reckon I’m going to starve. What do I do?”
Speaking of which, Xia Ming was lazy so he still hasn’t found a job yet, besides the fact that he didn’t have any experience and also had high standards. It was just dirty work that he wasn’t willing to do.
“Forget it, I heard there’s a job fair today. Why don’t I go there to see to try my luck.”
He took his resume and left the house.
Today was Tuesday. Since it was summer, the malicious sun very quickly hung in the sky which a lot of people resent.
There was a bus stop in front of Xia Ming’s house. He spent $2 and got on the bus. It was pretty cooling inside and it was obvious the aircon was turned on.
He arrived at the Jiangzhou Talent Market and the place was bustling with people. This job fair is the biggest job fair that was held in the city of Jiangzhou recently, with many people in a hurry to find a job that they liked and handed up their resume afterwards.
Xia Ming felt the heat once he entered the place which made him uncomfortable. He hesitated for a while before going in. He took a stroll and found out that the majority of them were from sales. He was unwilling to do a job like this, he was just lazy.
There are commissions in sales which also meant that the harder he worked, the more sales he made, the more commissions he gets. A lazy bum like Xia Ming was hopeless.
“Sighs……there still isn’t a job suitable for me.” Xia Ming couldn’t help but frowned. Frantically speaking, he also didn’t know what kind of job he wanted for himself. But deep in his heart, he still wanted to find an easy-going job, the kind which he would sit in the office everyday. There weren’t any there obviously.
“What do I do?”
Xia Ming eyes turned and immediately said, “I got it.”
He secretly thought to himself, “Why am I so clever?”
He couldn’t wait to find a piece of cardboard and wrote after thinking, “I don’t know anything. I only want to find an office job. If anyone wants to hire me, hurry over. Price is reasonable and honest.
Xia Ming had to admire himself for writing this. He secretly thought to himself, “When was I so talented?”
He hung the sign over him, found an empty spot and sat there. HIs thoughts began to travel thousand of miles away.
His words had started to attract a lot of people and quite a lot of them were pointing their fingers at him, “Take a look at him, isn’t he a fool?”
“He is. He doesn’t know anything and still wants an office job, which company would want him?”
“I guess this is a student from some university.”
“There is a high possibility. Finding an office job is not easy and I want to find one too but nobody wants to hire me.”
Xia Ming was obviously drawing a lot of attention here, there were more and more people pointing their fingers at him.
He didn’t care about them as long as he attracted their attention. A lot of companies would notice him in this way.
At this moment, a lady walked into the talent market. She wore a business attire – a black short skirt above her knees with black stockings. Her figure was slender enough to attract someone, especially her long legs which could be compared to those Westerners overseas.
She ran her hands through her black hair, her beautiful face made people brighten their faces. This lady was simply too breathtaking, such a beautiful lady became the focus of the entire job fair.
There was a guy wearing a suit beside her. His shoes were well-polished like a mirror. But at this time, the guy couldn’t help asking, “GM Lin, we don’t have to come to this job fair even though our company is recruiting, right? There are so many people here and it’s so hot. Why don’t you head back first and I’ll recruit on your behalf?”
The beautiful girl frowned and said, “You’re a staff of Qingyang Group and can’t even endure such a place? How are you going to work at Qingyang Group in the future?”
“Qingyang Group is a big company that is second to none in the city of Jiangzhou. Even within the city of Jiangzhou, we are in the top 10 and worth tens of billions. But, we don’t need to come here to recruit people, right? There are many people wanting to join our company, we don’t have to come here.”
This guy was called Wang Tao, he was a staff of Qingyao Group. And this ridiculously beautiful lady was the manager, Lin Wanqing. Anybody present would recognize that she is different from normal people. She was the helm of Qingyao Group, her methods were relatively impressive too. Even in the city of Jiangzhou, she was second to none.
But a lady like her came to recruit people at a place like this, it took everyone by surprise indeed.
“Don’t look down on a place like this. There will often be better talents at a place like this.” She said lightly.
“Ok, then.” Since the GM has already said it like this, as a staff, he couldn’t be caught between both sides.
At this time, a commotion drew in front which made Lin Wanqing frowned. It was as if the people were crowded around something. With her black pumps, she headed over there and her pretty eyes looked over to see Xia Ming who was sitting on the ground.
Lin Wanqing was lost in thought when she saw the sign that was hung over Xia Ming.
Looking at her peculiarity, Wang Tao also looked over with curiosity. When he saw the familiar figure, he unconsciously blurted out, “Xia Ming.”
She lightly asked him, “You know him?”
“I know him, how can I not know him.” Wang Tao’s eyes were filled with ill intentions. How can he not know Xia Ming as his university schoolmate for four years?
There were some things that happened between them. At that time, Xia Ming was considered a number one figure in school so between him and Wang Tao, a mountain couldn’t accommodate two tigers. In addition, they also used to like the same girl back then and every time, Wang Tao was kept under Xia Ming. The girl that he liked was even snatched away by Xia Ming and Wang Tao couldn’t swallow it all along.
But Xia Ming fights fiercely and sometimes, he was like a lunatic. Wang Tao didn’t dare to provoke him but it doesn’t mean that he didn’t hate him.
“Oh? Tell me about it.”
Wang Tao suddenly realized the situation was getting bad, “You have an interest in him?”
He said after some thoughts, “This guy was my university classmate at that time. During that period, he was always getting into fights. In comparison, he’s like a gangster. As for his grades, I don’t need to say it. He was simply bad at it and I can’t see a single ray of light in him.
Wang Tao was belittling on Xia Ming with his best at this point, typically saying him to be a useless person.
Lin Wanqing looked at Wang Tao and turned to look at Xia Ming. For some reason, she had a strange feeling about Xia Ming and she decided to walk towards him. This made the people around them closed their mouths and stared at her.
She was simply too beautiful, it was hard not to attract attention.
“Where did you graduate from?”
Xia Ming who was a bit distracted, got his senses back after hearing her voice. Only two words came up in his head immediately after seeing her.
“Beautiful, simply ridiculously beautiful. She’s definitely on a goddess level and also the target countless men are after.”
Her fair skin, bright eyes, delicate face and mysterious figure was simply perfect.
“I graduated from Jiangzhou University.” Xia Ming unconsciously answered back.
“You want to find an office job?” Lin Wanqing scanned the sign on him and asked.
“Of course, didn’t I write it down on the sign?” He replied.
“What can you do?” She asked him again.
“Is eating considered……”
“Hahaha, that’s so funny. This guy is really one of a kind, he can even think of eating.”
Xia Ming’s actions stirred up laughter among the crowd and a lot of people were looking at him as if he was a fool.
He touched the tip of his nose, he was perplexed and thought, “Is eating considered wrong? On what basis?”
Lin Wanqing frowned and asked, “What can you do besides eating?”
Xia Ming saw such a beautiful woman taking an interest in him so he immediately showed a serious look. How can he not be happy talking to such a beautiful woman? He replied, “I can do many things. Besides eating, I can play, farm, walk, ……”
He went on blabbering but every single one he said made the crowd roar in laughter. He had an idea in the end and said, “Oh, that’s right. I can speak English.”
After hearing him say so much, Lin Wanqing was getting dizzy. Fortunately, she restrained herself. She’s a GM of a big company after all so she had to listen to him patiently. When Xia Ming said his last sentence, her eyes lit up.
It was as if she had discovered a new world.
“You can speak English? What’s your level of English?”
Wang Tao was at the side and he saw the situation, he felt something was amiss. He hurried over to Lin Wanqing’s side and said, “Wanqing, this guy’s English is only at Level 4. I went to enroll with him at that time. He took a whole two years before passing the test. He is an academic loser.”
Xia Ming only saw Wang Tao when he finished talking and showed a very passionate side, “So it’s class president Wang Tao. Class president Wang, we have already graduated for a few months, have you been well? Why don’t I treat you to a meal and let’s bond together?”
His words made Wang Tao have doubts and he thought to himself, “What is this guy up to again?”