A Human resource executive Matt Bucklandtook to Twitter to tell the story of how a man pushed past him at Monument Station in Central London, telling him “f***yourself” in the process and later met him during a job interview he was conducting.
“Karma – the guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview…with me,” Matt writes on Twitter about the incident that happened on Monday, February 16.
In a later interview with Buzzfeed, Matt detailed the incident, revealing that the man insulted him because he had stood aside to let a woman off the train. Thinking he was deliberately standing in the way, the man pushed him aside and told him to f**k off.
“I was on my way into work on the Tube on Monday morning during rush hour. I stood to one side to let a lady get by, and ended up blocking a man momentarily. I think he thought I was just standing in his way. He pushed and I turned, I explained I was getting off too but he pushed past and then looked back and suggested I might like to f*** myself,” Matt told Buzzfeed.
As karma would have it, hours later, the same man walked in for an interview at investment firm Forward Partners where Mr Buckland is a senior executive and head of recruitment.
The job seeker, who was being interviewed for the position of a web developer at the firm, didn’t recognise Matt Buckland as the man he had insulted hours earlier at a train station.
Matt Buckland however began to ask questions relating to the incident before the man realised what was going on.
The job seeker as expected didn’t get the job but Matt Buckland told Buzzfeed that it was not because of the incident, but because he wasn’t suitable for the job.