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March 14, 2002

A man in Calcutta, India, has finally won an interview for that state government job he applied for - 34 years ago.

Ravindra Nath Halder, 52 and a grandfather, was just a teen-ager when he put his name down for work at a state labor exchange office in Marxist-ruled West Bengal, according to the Reuters news agency.

Halder, now a snack shop owner, said he was amazed to get the letter dated March 6 from the labor exchange asking him to come for an interview. "I'd given up hope. I'd applied in 1968. I'm now 52 and too old for a government job."

He's not being modest about being too old. Anyone older than 37 is ineligible for a job in the state government or its affiliated organizations.

Source: Reuters, via Lycos

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