It was not long ago. Dirk and I moved to Hildesheim and I started to seek job. Soon there was an interview invitation from Hannover. I printed off the “how to reach us” map from the company website and went to Hannover alone for the job interview.
At that time, the only subway station in Hannover I know was Kröpke. Kröpke is a big subway station with several different layers. At one layer, the information signs were a little bit confusing, I was waiting for line 3 or 7 at the platform that is for line 1, 2, and 8. I waited and waited, Line 3 or 7 never came. I asked an old lady beside me. Her outfit was elegant and she was wearing very fine makeups. She said I must go to another platform for Line 3 or 7. Then she asked where I wanted to go. I showed her the map from the company website. She said her home is very close to the company, she could show me how to get there. So we got into the next train to Listerplatz together and got off together.
She showed me different ways to get to the company from the subway station and told me a lot about the Bahlsen buildings, the past and the present. We walked together until she showed me the name sign of the company I wanted to visit. She wished me success and said: “If you get the job, maybe we will meet again!” Then we shaked hands and said goodbye.
The company we together walked to really became my employer. Maybe the old lady has forgotten me, but I would never forget her.