Dobroye utro! That is the way that you say "Good morning" in Russian. I wanted to acknowledge the huge fan base that I have acquired there. I do appreciate your readership of my blog and your stepping up to the challenges that I issue from time to time. We will visit the question posed to you on yesterday on Monday. I wanted to be sure that I gave an ample amount of time for my readers to rise to the challenge, so I included the weekend.
Now, for the blog for today. Yesterday, I went for a job interview. This was the one time in my life that I had a job interview and was not nervous at all. I settled into the inteeview and readily answered the questions asked. Some of the questions had complex answers and would have given a person who does not like to think trouble. I answered the questions in short form at first, then when prompted for further information, I expounded upon said question. I was given several compliments upon my answers during the interview process. Then came the question! "Can you do this job without mentioning God or any type of spirituality?" I answered that I could but that I would not do that. The interviewer's countenance immediately changed! Then he explained to me that this was not allowed by his company and so on and so forth. I was told to use the terms, "right and wrong" when dealing with issues of morality or violation of a person's rights.
Let me tell you folks that it took every ounce of will power that I had to take the time and explain my position without heat. I finally ended up saying that I would not mention GOD unless the client brought it up first. But you know, I wonder what kind of a society are we building when we teach the masses to not mention the Lord. I had to reassure the interviewer that I would stick to my word. I thought to my self that if he knew what he had sitting in front of him in me, he would know that I do a job extremely well that I am paid for and I did verbalize that thought to him. And there is something else that he would know, he would know...
So, do I get the job or no? I do not know and am not bothered about it. If it is meant for me to do so, I will get it. If not, then I won't and I told him that when he informed me that he would call me by next week, whether the news was good or bad. What I said to him was something to the effect that what ever he said it would be good because it would be the Lord's will. He gave me a puzzled look for a moment, as if I were a strange cookie. Ha! I am and proud to be so. I had told him earlier in the interview that when people met me, to size me up, I usually left an impression that they would not soon forget. (Of course, that is if I wanted to. At other times, I have chosen to leave them guessing and wondering what made me tick, especially if I were a little in awe of them. But that is neither here nor there.) I could go on, but I won't. We shall see, won't we?
And there is something else that he would know, he would know...
What can you infer from the above italicized statement? This is an open ended question. I would like for you to give reasons for your inferences. Use supported fact, reading between the lines, etc. for your answer. Do not, I repeat, do not go for the obvious conclusion. You have just been given an example of the type of reasoning and questioning that was a part of Mrs. Alma's classroom and is still a part of her life.
Another question he asked me was if I could deal with open ended questions. I think we covered that sufficiently, don't you? Tee hee
Doing What I Can, While I Can
Aside - No, I did not forget your poem for today. I just figured that I had given you enough to puzzle over. If you feel differently, then you can let me know and I will rectify the situation in the future.