Softwareentwicklung

Softwareentwicklung, I read aloud without understanding what it meant when I was thirteen year old holding my father's friend's business card. Uncle, as I addressed him with great respect since he was on a vacation to India from Germany and appeared a German. I was struggling to follow his English accent and felt as though I met a celebrity who still remembered his good old friend after having lost contact and spending more than a decade in the Deutschland.

"Uncle, what does soft-wa-reeen-twik-lung, mean? I have never heard that before."

"It means Software Engineer in German."

He was an Electrical Engineer by education but Softwareentwicklung by profession employed in Nuremberg in 1990's. He explained how the life is different from here and his supper would end by 6.30 in the evening. Having worked on the computers throughout the day, he looked gigantic measuring beyond 6 feet! He drove to work on his convertible BMW. The photographs from Germany looked fascinating and it is a home to the world class automobiles: Audi, Mercedez, BMW, to name a few. He bid a good-bye the next day and wrote a letter enclosing six Deustche Mark coins that are an addendum to my numismatics collection.

Whenever I look at the coins from the distant land, it reminds me how I admired the software job during the teens and glad that I am a Softwareentwicklung, its been close to a decade now.

***Published as a part of NaBloPoMo and NoMo***
XOXO

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