I'm highly amused - Journal of Omnifarious
Oct. 31st, 2004
05:34 pm - I'm highly amused
I saw two people on a date (I think) today in a coffee shop, and I was rather amused to overhear their conversation. The tone and energy of the conversation felt like a first date. The conversation sounded like a mutual job interview. Lots of talk of success and what it takes to be successful on both sides. They've read books by famous CEOs even. He sees the fact that Texas Instruments is currently a very inefficient and badly run company to be an opportunity for him as an engineer.
It was rather distressing. I thought people like that only existed in TV sitcoms.
You know, I like my dates to be silly and full of playfulness. Of course, that's how I like my job interviews too, so perhaps I'm a bad example. I do expect that the job interview (unless the date is way more exciting than either of us were expecting) to have a lot more problem solving involved.