If you are an adult or think yourself an adult or pretending to be an adult for other peoples sake – am the 3rd option, shhhh!!– then you have been to an interview and/or a first date. So this applies to pretty much everyone.
Interviews and dates are really just the same thing and how you handle them is exactly the same. Same stupid questions that you lie through your teeth to answer. It’s all about the little – eh nope, MAJOR – embellishments that make you look better than the competition.
Still don’t believe me, here are some characteristics of a first date and an interview.
Interview: Dress to impress in that one sole outfit you own that is corporate, stylish a little sexy but still decent, that you will never wear to work again.
First Date: Dress to impress in that one outfit that will say am amazing, not clingy, stylish and sexy but you can still take me to meet your family, that you will never wear to meet him again. Wow, that’s a lot of expectations for a dress. Jeez!!
Basically, you will want to dress in a way that say I don’t spend all day in sweats and a ratty t’shirt for both occasions.
The most stupidest question in the world is usually asked in these situations. You know the one, “So tell me about yourself?” Its like setting yourself up to be lied to.
Interviews: Your answer has to be short well thought out with a lot of words like organized, works well with others and generally BS that shows you are not a slob and you love everyone and everything. When in reality you actually watch YouTube videos during work hours, you hate people, and organized is a word you learned last night when googling interview answers.
First date: You answer should show you are not flighty but have a sense of humor, you are motivated and work hard to get what you have and want. Reality? You are inwardly hoping he will pay for the meal and possibly your cab fare. You would lose your phone if you weren’t always playing candy crash on it. And the only person who thinks you are funny is your mum and Mrs. Pickles the cat.
Moral of this rant: In both situations embellishments are good, being yourself is bad.
Giving you messed plans since 2014.