The Interview - Part 3
- The following is the actual Interview I taped between Bobo Bridges and myself.
“What will you bring to Burning Bridges, Nate?”
“Uh...Well, you see, it’s that I have this stuff...that is just so...uh... I’m like, I can what’s the word? Like, the formal way of saying you serve people? I uh..I just bring it. Yeah, I just bring it In all aspects of my life. Because If I’m not just bringing it, who is going to? You know?”
“Interesting...Well, the position I had in mind for you when I saw your resume was 2nd Assistant to the Vice President of Consumer Affairs’ Assistant...”
“I agree with your decision Mr. Bridges. Consumer Affairs is something that resonates with my very being. I’m great at assisting people. I gave a handy to a total stranger on the way to the interview today. Just kidding. But I wouldn’t be opposed to assisting anyone in need, especially a Consumer Affairs President!”
“What are your three biggest weaknesses?”
“Oh man, this is where I blow all my interviews. So instead of answering this totally loaded and fucked up question, I’m just going to ignore it and pretend you never asked me anything while taking a long long sip from this can of Lemon lime Slice on the desk.”
“Do you have any hobbies?”
“No, not really. I couch surf and I have a blog.”
“Yeah!? I LOVE the Blogosphere!! Why didn't you tell me this earlier! Wow! A blogger! I’ve always wanted to meet one! I read Ultragrrrl and The Real Janelle every day! Don’t you love them??”
“What’s your blog? I would love to have my own blog someday--it seems so hip and fun. What's yours called??”
“Hmmm...I think I’ve seen that. It’s for gays, right? It’s not very entertaining. ”
“It’s not for gays. I mean, it’s not specifically for gays. It’s for anybody with a pulse. ”
“You know what Nate? I'm getting good vibes from you."
"You're giving me a good impression..the tuxedo, the fact that you came here even though you were stabbed in the face earlier, the blogging, etc. I don't normally get feelings about applicants because most are no good losers like this one. But I'm really feeling something tingly with you. Is $30,000 too low?”
"Will you accept my offer of employment?"