Friday, October 22, 2010

Recruiting

It's interesting being on the other side of the coin for recruiting. You notice people rubbing sweaty palms on their pants. Awkwardly placed nervous laughs. Jittery legs bouncing. Onslaughts of overly-interested questions. Weary lips from plastered smiles.

A kid sitting across from me at the dinner table made eye contact with me and then leaned in to ask me a question as I masticated a meaty morsel of filet mignon.

"Any final words of advice before interviews tomorrow?" he asked.

I mustered up the best straight-faced look I could and stared him down the barrel.

"Yeah, don't screw up."

Just easin' the tension.