Vetri went straight to Asif’s office. As he reached the gate, the security stopped him, "Who do you want to meet sir?" Vetri nervously said "I want to meet Asif, I am his friend." The security was astounded "Mr. Asif is our MD. Are you sure you want to meet him?" Vetri hesitatingly said, "Yes, I am his friend, from his native place." The Security said "Check with the people in the reception, sir. I don’t know if you will get an appointment."
|astounded||shocked or greatly surprised|
|hesitatingly||to be reluctant, wait before doing something|
|rose||past tense of rise - come up or move up|
|dumbfounded||speechless with amazement|