Sunday 16 June 2013

#22 Dude where's my cheese?

When I was at uni, one of the banks put out an advert containing a combination of letters that looked like an anagram. Next to it read the question, "Have you got it yet?". Similarly a couple of days ago, the BBC reported several examples of non-standard interview questions such as "How do you fit a giraffe into a refrigerator?". These are good ways of testing people's reactions to situations that challenge them. I've got to say, I didn't always deal well with these problems in the past. The angry people get angry, the overly simplistic people get overly simplistic and the clever people come up with a clever answer.

I guess I've been looking for it for about a year now. One day you're eating fifteen miles for breakfast, the next you're eating cereal and takeaway food. It definitely wasn't out at Canary Wharf. Two summers ago, I went through a phase of getting up at around six and going for a walk around the block before work. Since I first found that slight edge, every now and again I'd do something to convince myself I still had it, whether it be going to the dentist for the first time in seven years or hanging around outside Elephant and Castle tube station at 3am in the morning. That's probably a different story.

I like being back in my old team at work. The people are supportive, the commute's easy. I've been sleeping better lately, more confident. If I can keep it going, the second half of the year will be more fun. It's been pretty dull so far.

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