March 27th, 2008
|07:57 am - Obsession disclosure|
Whilst here in Banda Aceh, I have recently had a phone interview for a job:
Interviewer: Juba [capital of South Sudan] can be a stressful place. So what do you do to relieve stress?
Me: Well, I knit and spin.
Interviewer: *pause*. Er, when you say spin do you mean in a gym on an exercise bike?
Me: No, I mean I take fluffy bits of wool and turn it into yarn which I then knit.
Interviewer: *long pause*.
Me: Not just that, but I also teach others how to knit. Well... except when I was in Afghanistan where Hazara women taught me how to spin.
Interviewer: *pause*... Oh, I see.
*sigh*. Oh dear. That will learn me. I really shouldn't disclose my obsessions in interviews.
Current Location: Banda Aceh
Current Mood: heh
Hehe. I love it. Can just imagine the interviewer's WTF look. Seriously, it's a good answer, though. If they'd asked me I would have said, "umm, drink shitloads of local beer and read the newspaper"...
*cackle*. And "yeah, you see, I wanna keep ducks ay... I reckon looking at ducks and geese is the most chillaxing thing".
Either that or what most other aid workers do in reality: "Well, I have sex with random people, drink myself into oblivion, and complain about work"
"...and complain about..." the smell.
... the locals
... the government
... the pay
... the food
... the weather
"Well, I have sex with random people, drink myself into oblivion, and complain about work"
This did not work for me. I mean, people knowing about it!
Heh. When I wrote that, I was thinking about Emergency Sex and Other Desparate Measures. Then I realised it's what I did in Afghanistan. :( Gee, I was miserable there.
Oh. My. God. That is awesome.