I Hate Spunk.

I Hate Spunk.

by Kerry Scott on 29 July 2009

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I bought myself an iPod Touch a couple of weeks ago.  This was a big splurge, but I figured I could use it to download and watch TV shows while on the treadmill at the gym.  Since I am still mildly famous among my old high school friends for the lengths to which I would go to avoid gym class, anything that gets me off the couch is a good thing.  I am not sporty.

So when my new toy came, I went on iTunes to see what they had.  You know what they had?  The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  For you youngsters, that’s the greatest TV show ever in the history of TV.  Seriously.

So, at the gym last Friday, I started with the very first episode.  It’s the one with the scene where Mary interviews with Mr. Grant for the job at WJM-TV.  On the one hand, it’s classic comedy, and I laughed out loud (and accidentally hit the stop button on the treadmill, because I am a dork).  On the other hand, while I was only a zygote when this aired in the fall of 1970, I’m pretty sure there were actually interviews that pretty much went like this in those days.

So, when you’re on your next interview…be glad if the guy doesn’t offer you a drink and ask you why you’re not married.  You’ve come a long way, baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNyj4FV56JY

Photo by Mykl Roventine

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Sabrina July 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I could use a drink in an interview!
.-= Sabrina´s last blog ..Never Argue With An Idiot… =-.

Tim G July 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

I was asked why I wasn’t married. I was 25! Makes me wonder if the implications of a man that question are different than asking a woman.
It was over an informal lunch, and I was already pretty sure I didn’t want the job, so I asked back, “Why are you divorced?”
.-= Tim G´s last blog ..How’s My Driving – Revisited =-.

class factotum July 31, 2009 at 1:13 pm

My first out of college job, I was asked how my parents felt about my having a career.

A few years later, I asked the VP why he had asked that question. He said he wanted to see how I would handle an oddball question.
.-= class factotum´s last blog ..For shame, Ole, those are for after the funeral =-.

Ronnie Ann August 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Hah! One of my all-time favorite TV job interviews. Thanks Kerry for the reminder of what we once put up with – and what some still do. Sadly there are still Lou Grants out there even in 2009!
.-= Ronnie Ann´s last blog ..7 Ways You Can Put Emotional Intelligence to Work =-.

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