Monday, November 23, 2009

The Entire Spectrum, Sort Of.

Daughter and I are chatting on the telephone, about nothing in particular. We do that, Daught and I. Sometimes we discuss interesting topics, such as, but not limited to: s-e-x. Usually, however, we discuss more pressing social issues, such as, but not limited to: Big Lots was way cooler when it was MacFrugal's (how about some fries with that?) or please tell ABC to recast the large (politically correct) daughters of Gabby and Carlos on Desperate Housewives because, let's get real, Eva Longoria would have the most sleek (politically correct, also) children, ever.

Note: I'm not saying anything about large children, or largeness in general. But, seriously.

Today, Daughter and I are discussing job interviews and random questions that are asked. (Which is, ironically, neither an interesting topic nor a pressing social issue.) One of our all-time favorite questions is the 'what quality do you need to improve the most in your job performance?' one. Are people seriously going to say something like 'Previous colleagues have suggested that I shower more frequently' or 'My biggest problem with work is that I lose my temper easily and smash computer monitors. Over peoples' heads, preferably.'

Note: I'm not saying anything about people with body odor or anger issues in general. But, seriously.

At a job interview once, Daught said something about being able to perform the full spectrum of the expected performance objectives.

Note: I love talking to Daughter. She has a delightful command of the English language, her native tongue. I understand that English is the most difficult of languages to learn; thus her mastery is even more impressive.

Note: I'm not saying anything about people with poor grammar or English skills in general. Wait, yes I am.

Then Daught says the magic words, the money words, if you will.

"Boy, spectrum and speculum are two words you wouldn't want to confuse in a job interview."

Heck, yes!


Amanda P said...

However...there may be certain jobs (including but not limited to OB/GYN's...oh, way, yes limited to) where that would be an appropriate word. Just saying.

Lindsay said...

I never knew it was called a speculum. In fact, I never really wanted to become familiar enough with the "duck bills" to know its true and formal name.