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I sat down. The chair was cold and hardly comfortable.
“Thank you for coming to this interview,” said the bearded man. “We have some questions we’d like to ask you and, undoubtedly, you have some questions you’d like to ask us. We’ll start with ours and then will get to yours.”
Long or not, the conversation was clearly not going to become very informative anytime soon. These people were not even introducing themselves. In person, ESI staff seemed to exude the same “whatever” attitude that was so evident in their written communications.
“Please tell us, Mr. West,” went on the man with a beard without waiting for my reaction. “When was the last time you were under severe stress and how exactly did you handle the situation?”
I ditched “how about now” response and thought about a high school fight that left me with a broken rib. However, the ghost of the questionnaire with its three pages of questions about violence suggested that it would be prudent to keep that story to myself. In particular, the people I was facing would not have liked the “how did you handle the situation?” part. So instead, I told them about one of my startup days when I had just a single night to deliver a long article full of half-verified facts and half-baked conclusions, so that we would be the first to cover what looked like a very promising story. It felt like a safer bet.They seemed to listen to me very attentively, as if trying to grasp every sound. And they were staring. Staring as if they had never seen a talking human before.