Monday, May 17, 2010

I Am the Intern!

Alright, so I went to the wrong office, what of it?! We’ve all been there before. Right?
Ok, maybe I’m the only one. When you have my kind of luck (bad, for our new readers) it’s always best to try to show up about half an hour early whenever you have an important appointment. If you factor a little disaster time into an important day, you’ll pretty much always use it. At least I do.

Like today for example: I showed up at Scott’s office ready for the interview. I spent some small talk time with the people in the lobby and prepped for the interview. I read a magazine and practiced my thoughtful nods for the interview (seriously, it’s hard to pull off a good thoughtful nod under pressure.)
Finally, I got called into the professor’s office. I started my spiel, explained why I’d make a great addition to his team. I told him about the biggest storm I’ve been in. I told him what I thought about lighting. I told him about my favorite types of clouds.

Suddenly, I noticed that he looked confused. Really confused. And THEN I noticed the nameplate on his desk did NOT say Professor Scott Varnell, Head of Meteorology. Instead it said, Professor Scott Varnon, Math Department. I was in. The. Wrong. Office. I looked at my watch, I had five minutes to make it to the other Scott’s office – wherever that was.
I wasn’t sure what to say to the other prof. so I did what anyone would do in this situation – I stood up, said “Oh no!” and ran away.

I made it to Prof. Varnell’s office – way late. As my luck would have it Prof Varnell had taken the day off. A woman named Debbie handed me this note:

For those who have trouble reading the writing, it reads “Dear Intern Candidate, if you can read this and can drive – you are now the intern. You won’t be paid. S.V.”
I’d like to point out that I did not crumble it up and pour coffee on it, it came that way.
Something tells me this internship is going to be AWESOME!
- Pete

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