Grace under presure - or are the Spirits just testing me  

druidrocker 62F
890 posts
8/25/2006 3:43 pm
Grace under presure - or are the Spirits just testing me

Thank you to everybody who wished me luck today - but somebody out there or up there has a very strange sense of humor.

Today is "dress-down" Friday - so everybody wears jeans to work. BUT - today I had my big interview - so - I dressed in my jeans but carried in a suit - fortunately a pant suit - and my nice black very professional high heels - so I would demonstrate how serious I am about this position.

So - a few minutes before I have to go to the interview - I close myself up in my office and change from dress-down to classy professional.

I have to walk through a warehouse to get from my office to the upstairs Executive offices - so - there I am - all dressed up and working on my game face - getting my mind all clear and feeling the confidence build - just before I catch my heel in a crack in the floor and fall on my ass. Oh - and I do mean fall - I am sitting here w/an ice pack on my ankle - nicely sprained - thank you.
W T F - I have walked through that warehouse about 50 times a day for over 6 years wearing all kinds of shoes - including the ones I had on today - never once did I ever even trip - I cannot fucking believe this.

Well - being the person I am - I picked myself up - brushed my self off and kept walking - I used every trick I ever learned to control the pain and my blood pressure - I am happy to say - I got to the office where the interview was held - I conducted myself w/my usual even mannered (stop laughing) approach - fielded every question - and came away w/the feeling that I gave it my all and if they give the job to somebody else - hay - I gave it my best shot - it lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes - I checked my cell phone time going in and coming out - I wanted to know if it took more than a half hour - so going on that - I guess I did OK. I never once mentioned that I fell and the interviewer never indicated that he noticed that anything may have been amiss - and the Academy Award goes to -

I'll know in about two weeks what the decision is - that will be an interesting blog.

So - I would still like to know what the hell that was all about - the only thing I can think of is that possibly I was building up too great of a head of steam ego wise and somebody felt I should be taken down a notch or two - personally - I think it was overkill - I don't have the big an ego.

I love my world - never a dull moment !

willieatermuff 42M

8/27/2006 5:22 am

Was it a juicy e-mail jazzy? I'm just taking a little break, that's all. And Dru, what would you say if I have suffered enough?

druidrocker replies on 8/27/2006 8:09 am:
Well - if you are truly suffering - I guess Jazz and/or I would have to hold you close to our bosom - stroke your head and make little comforting noises and try to make it all better

As for taking a break - I hope it is because you have a real life you are enjoying and not because you are bored w/us - :>

sexymermaid6956 62F
26390 posts
8/26/2006 1:16 pm

Dang dont you dislike Murrphy's law...throw a little dilburts rules back at Murrphy!!!!!! hope only good things for you...Is it too late to say good luck!!!!!!


Seduce my mind and my body

druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 2:26 pm:
never too late - I'll take a good wish any day or time - thanks and welcome

lissi888888 52F
1401 posts
8/26/2006 8:15 am

To my way of thinkin...maybe that was just a way for this to be (hopefully) your most memorable interview? OMG though. But you sucked it up and sounds like you rose above. You have to let us know how this progresses. Still hoping so much you get it


druidrocker replies on 8/26/2006 9:31 am:
Thank you so very much - I appreciate any positive thoughts and continued good wishes - your comment meant a lot to me - thanks again.

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
8/25/2006 7:32 pm

It's obviously the cosmic gremlin who needed to screw with you...just giving a reality check. *grin* hope it went well for you..

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:20 pm:
that is kinda my thoughts - thanks for the positive wishes

rm_ColtPA 71M  
28 posts
8/25/2006 6:35 pm

Dru, sorry to hear about your fall but...
(being in management) in all the warehouses I know of....
high heels are a no-no.
A lot of warehouses won't allow...
open toes, open sides and open backs on shoes.
Safety shoes only must be worn!
Any way...
I hope the interview went in your favor and
you get the position!!!

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:18 pm:
ya Colt I know - guess who is the manager of the warehouse and attached office - yep - yours truly - the shoes were not the little spiky heels and they did not have open toes or backs - and it is part of my job to sometimes dress up when we have company or meetings - so I was dressed appropriately - there are some cracks that need to be repaired and I had to walk around some stuff and just caught the edge of a large crack - just bad luck - it did however give me an opportunity to raise hell w/the building manager about getting the repairs done quicker - so there was some positive resulting for the whole thing - thanks for the good wishes

JazzDlight 59F

8/25/2006 6:12 pm

Hey Mr. Muff why is your profile turned off??? I tried to send you and email and couldn't cause it said your profile is get that thing back up mister. Sorry Dru to hijack your blog this way but had no choice. Lets hope he see this. Jazzy

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:12 pm:
no problem Jazz - it' for a good cause - so willie - what's up ?

willieatermuff 42M

8/25/2006 4:42 pm

It's all my fault dear! I will take the blame. I did not read your post in time and wasn't able to wish you luck. I take full responsibility, sorry about the ankle! But I bet ya looked good in high heels!

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:11 pm:
oh good - somebody to blame - thanks - can I do that with all my problems - they can all be your fault - that would make life ever so much simpler - thanks - lol
And - yes - I do look good in heels - are you suffering enough yet ?

vrec_dawn 39M

8/25/2006 4:20 pm

It's Murphy's Law!

But at least you did well.

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:08 pm:
but I'm not Irish !

JazzDlight 59F

8/25/2006 4:13 pm

Shall I be calling you limpy now! Hugs, Jazz

druidrocker replies on 8/25/2006 8:08 pm:
you can try - but - I'll be better very shortly and then I can chase you down and - oh hell - I can't get mad at you - sure - hay if I can't laugh at myself now and then - you can do it for me - thanks

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