Saturday, April 14, 2012

An interview gone wrong

Me: "I think my residency prepared me well for this kind of job."

Interviewer: "So you did your residency in Maryland, right?"

Me: "Um, no."

Interviewer: "Wait, where did you go to med school?"

Me: "I went to the University of--"

Interviewer: "Maryland?"

Me: "I've never actually gone to any school in Maryland."

Interviewer: [disappointed] "Oh. So I guess I can't talk to you about crabcakes."


  1. Once, on a job interview, the guy wanted to talk to me about building canoes. I told him the closest I'd ever been was in a landing craft in the Marine Corps. I didn't get the job.

  2. "Um, I can talk to you about crabs. I once caught them, in a bathrooom at a Motörhead concert."

  3. Maryland is awesome! It's the best!

  4. Crabcakes are overrated, especially the ones from Maryland...

    1. Hush puppies are overrated, too. But if you go to just the right place for crabcakes and hushpuppies -- mmmmm. (It's in North Carolina.)

  5. Oh damn, I wish I had that interviewer! I love crab cakes!!!

  6. Why would someone have to be from MD in order to discuss crabcakes? This is very confusing.