Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Look Me in the Eye and Tell Me I Couldn't Do This Job Easy Peasy Lemon Squeazy

Today I have an interview for a job I actually want and I'm thinking of answering all of the questions while deadpanning like this:
Because honestly: who could reject a candidate with this type of focus? No one, that's who, which is why I'm off to practice in the mirror.
Wish me luck! (Back tomorrow with something more substantial.)
xoxo,
S

19 comments:

Court said...

I would totally hire you.

Samantha said...

Good luck! I would hire you in a second.

Jessie said...

Rooting for you with my eyes crossed!

Cindy said...

Best of luck, S! I was already trying to figure out how to get my former San Fran employer to hire you, but then I remembered that everyone hates working there. Since I have a blog-crush on you and want you to be happy, I thought better of it.

Susie said...

Good luck!

Patti-atti said...

Good luck!!!!!!!!

krista said...

oh man. i know it's politically incorrect but i love doing this. especially when someone calls your name and then you cross only one eye and kind of tilt your head to the side, looking nowhere near them and say 'yes?!?!'
it's awesome.

Lovebird said...

Good Luck!

Vanessa said...

Girl, if you make me choke on my food with laughter on more time...
Oh, and also... GOOD LUCK!

michelle in ky said...

Oh Susannah...
Good luck! I so hope that you get this job...especially if you really want it...that would just be the cherry on top of the sundae. Can't wait to hear if you do!

Scribe said...

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed too much? Knock em dead Susannah!

Karen said...

Even without knowing anything about the job I just have to say that someone would have to be a fool not to hire you. You are one of the best writers I've ever read, and my favorite blog ever. Plus, you seem like a cool chick.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Go get 'em girl.

Richie Designs said...

so how'd it go?
good luck pup!

Anonymous said...

I would hire you, as well. You are awwesome and obviously very talented!

Anonymous said...

I know you don't mean any harm, but if you had a child with crossed eyes you would feel a pang in your gut whenever you see something like this. I worry everyday about how my daughter will handle stuff like this.

Lori

Petunia Face said...

Lori,
I am so sorry. You're right--I would feel terrible if my daughter had an issue with her eyes and I saw someone making a joke of it. I feel terrible.

Just out of curiosity--is there a surgery that corrects crossed eyes? I don't know anything about it...

My apologies,
S

Lori said...

S, thank you for not getting defensive. I know it is a part of culture and of course I am very sensitive to cross-eye jokes because of my daughter. She developed a cross-eye and lazy eye at four months old and was wearing glasses at seven months. I will never forget when she was six months old. We were on vacation and everywhere we went we heard kids and adults whispering "What's the matter with that baby? What's wrong with her eyes?"

Strabismus is a tricky thing. Some people are able to patch a lazy eye but she didn't have one eye stronger than the other.

Yes, there is a surgery but it isn't that cut and dry. Not everyone is a candidate, first of all. And some have the surgery once and all is fine, but most have to have several over the course of their lives and may still not have straight eyes.

If you want to learn more about it here is a web site I get a lot of info from: http://www.strabismus.org/esotropia_eye_turns_in.html

I am my own infomercial. :)

I wanted to be more eloquent in my response, but I just had a baby (#3) and my sleep deprived brain cannot handle it!

Lori

Petunia Face said...

Lori--
You were incredibly eloquent! Your daughter might have a rough go of it having strabismus, but it sounds like she has a fantastic mother and that makes all the difference.

Thank you for educating me rather than just getting mad. (I probably would've just gotten super pissy if I were you. I'm knee-jerk like that). :)


xo,
S