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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I learned

I try on Wednesdays to inspire you...and me to keep on going--no matter what we are walking through. Life seems to get more challenging by the minute and frankly I'm too tired to participate. However, since I wish to continue living, I must participate in my life. That's a rule of mine. I'm pretty strict about it.

Yesterday, I learned  I don't like being the interviewer anymore than I like being interviewed. (I'm helping choose someone new for my IT position.) I learned I would rather give noone the job than just one person and send the others packing. I learned that the times that we are most vulerable, we are most precious. We are all walking the same road trying our best to keep on going and not get lost.

Everytime I do anything--somehow that thang turns into a comedy. That's my life, no dignity here. So yesterday we were on the next to the last interview and I was to read a scenario. I started to do so, but realized I needed my glasses that were on the top of my head. I said something about needing my specs, put them over my eyes, and proceeded to read the question. But, the print was really blurry. I squinted which seemed to make it worse. I stumbled over the words not sure what they were, but finished. I took off my glasses and laid them on my lap and listened to the person answer. Then the next question was asked.

It was at that moment, I realized my first finger was laying through the opening where the lens had been.  The lens was missing and the frame was broken. Where did it go? I patted my head to see if it was there. I glanced at the floor while listening to the interviewee. After the person left I found the lens in my lap. The funny thing was that I thought my vision was doing some serious degrading. The really funny thing was that after I finished reading the question, I looked the person straight in the eye with my glasses on. Did he/she notice the empty frame?

I wonder.

I wonder how I ever get through my days.


FYI: I won't be posting Friday-Sunday. Got some things going on.



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26 comments:

  1. That's too funny! I bet it made the person being interviewed feel a little more at ease. :) No, I wouldn't want to be in that position, either! Good luck with all the changes going on!

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  2. OH, my! I bet she thought you were a qualified interviewer.

    You will too fine, sounds like a great start.

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  3. I laughed out loud, and I'm still giggling. I can so see this happening to me. Good luck with the rest of your interviews.

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  4. I've been there, done that with my glasses. It is a strange feeling to think your eyesight has gone that quickly or something has happened to one of your eyes.

    Good luck with the remaining interviews and all the other things going on. Take care.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  5. I'm sorry it was at your expense but I needed that laugh :)

    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  6. Cute post! So funny! I've had the glasses thing happen but never while interviewing. Did the person get the job? Probably your glasses comedy helped them feel more relaxed.

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  7. I would have felt calm being interviewed if that happened to me. I think it makes us more human.

    CD

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  8. I work with this lady who keeps 3 or 4 pairs of glasses here at work because she lays them down and can't find them. The glasses wouldn't be something that happens to be as without them I'm blind as a bat! lol Though other things would happen to me!

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  9. Too funny. I'd love to know what the interviewee was thinking.

    What a relief to know you're not going blind. :-)

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  10. Think that person noticed but was too scared to speak?

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  11. At least you didn't poke yourself in the eye!

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  12. Hi Theresa .. how funny .. gosh we do do things without realising .. you'd think we know about a missing lens! But as you say .. life goes on & then we realise .. I'm sure I'd have done the same as you fumbled through.

    And as Deb says .. thank goodness you're not going blind! Ishall think of dropped lenses in future .. not dropped stitches!

    Who knows .. did that interviewee get the job?!

    Whatever your busy weekend holds I hope you have a happy one .. Hilary

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  13. Oh, man--I HATE hiring. The last position I hired for I had to screen over a hundred applications. That's bad enough, but I KNOW I am a bad interviewer, too. I actually think i do better from the interviewee end. I've had a lot more job offers in my life than I could take and have had two jobs more often than none (in fact I've never had none... though I did have a grant run out where I would SOON be out a job)

    Sorry about the broken glasses!

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  14. I had to laugh at that one! I would have probably told you about it and then lost the job!!

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  15. I found you through Joanne at Whole Latte Life through your comment.

    I only need my glasses to read...when the frame goes missing, it is a truly bizarre experience. I can imagine what the interview said to his/her friends once they got back. "That was the weirdest experience of my life." Or worse. I feel for you.

    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  16. Oh, man! I can only imagine... At least you found the lens! Does make one wonder, if they're ever in a position such as the interviewee was, if it's better to mention the interviewer is missing a lens or not. Hope the rest of your week got better! And, definitely, live your life. No one can do it better than you. :)

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  17. How funny! It's good to be able to laugh at ourselves and with others at the silly things that sometimes happen. Getting through each day is often a matter of grace. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. You are such a lovely spirit, love your vulnerability in sharing. I too share your experiences. Tell me, have you ever hurt yourself on the toilet seat?

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  19. So funny! I hope the interviewee got bonus points for getting through without so much as a question or a giggle! :)

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  20. The fact you live your life with such joyful humor shows a HUGE amount of dignity AND integrity --qualities that many people sadly lack.

    I remember, when auditioning people for my work, often wishing I could write in extra roles . . .

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  21. I don't like wearing glasses, but I like contacts even less and I'm afraid of laser surgery. You're not absent minded or anything like that, you're a writer and that's the way writers are.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  22. That's a great story! Do you even remember what the person said? I'd be so preoccupied by the glasses. Relax, enjoy, laugh!

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  23. Oh Gosh! Sounds like something I'd do! So funny! XOXO

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  24. Indigo904@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    I broke my reading glasses once. Only one lens but it still took me most of the day to realize I was looking out of a blank hole on one side!

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  25. Teresa, to answer your question - with a sense of humor and God's grace!

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