Dave irritated everyone in our office. Whether it was the tone of his voice or his condescending attitude, we all steered clear.
He must have suspected he was annoying because he asked a co-worker, "Why does everybody take an instant dislike to me?"
Larry responded, "It saves time."
During a conference, I was pleasantly surprised to be seated next to a very handsome man. We flirted casually through dinner, then grew restless as the dignitaries gave speeches. During one particularly long-winded lecture, my new friend drew a # sign on a cocktail napkin. Elated, I wrote down my phone number.
Looking startled for a moment, he drew another # sign, this time adding an X to the upper-left-hand corner.
How do you get hiring managers to hire you?
1. Put up posters of yourself in the company parking lot.
2. Announced your candidacy with a singing telegram.
3. Rent a billboard which the hiring manager can see from his/her office, listing your qualifications.
4. Deliver prepaid Chinese food, including a fortune cookie with your name and phone number.