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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wait. What?

Do you ever do that thing where you're talking to somebody about something but you're thinking about something completely different? It always reminds me of that scene in Catcher in the Rye where he's talking to his Principal about something but thinking about ducks. I can't remember any more than that, I read that book a long time ago. I do this kind of thing all the time (and it's not because I'm all OLD all of a sudden, to those of you who have been delighting in reminding me of my age today. YOU know who you are.....) but it's usually totally uneventful and unimportant.

So, earlier today I was at a job interview (I'm still not sure if I should call it a "job interview" or "a meeting with a potential client." One gives me all the power and the other gives the other person all the power. Personally I like having all the power but I'm not sure if that's realistic here. Okay, I'll call it a job interview.) So, I'm at this job interview, and she asks me something like what I was looking for in a job, and just at the moment when it was time for me to start talking my phone made a chimey noise which meant I had an email, and suddenly my mind goes to my massive to-do list, in particular how I haven't yet finished checking references on these babysitters I'm thinking of hiring. And I was thinking "oh, right, I got those emails I haven't looked at yet, and that woman called me back yesterday so I still need to call her, and I think there's still at least one I haven't even contacted...." and then it's a good 30-45 seconds later and suddenly I'm like HOLY SHIT I'VE BEEN TALKING THIS WHOLE TIME. What the FUCK have I been saying? I honestly have no idea. Something about Bookkeeping, I can only hope/guess.

I usually consider an interview a success if I've made the person laugh at least once; not only did I get to make somebody laugh but I've learned that they have a sense of humor, because if they don't have a sense of humor, I don't want them as a client. So, I was done talking (phew) and I saw that she was laughing. I'm going to assume that she was laughing because I said something funny and not because I said something so incredibly stupid that she just felt sorry for me and it was a pity laugh.

So, how did the interview go, you ask? I have absolutely no idea. But thanks for asking.


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