A few weeks back I had a job interview with Deseret Power. I haven’t heard back, so unfortunately it seems that I did not get the job. You may recall that I wore a dress shirt and tie that day. When asked why, I told everyone that I had a dentists apointment. It was such a blaringly obvious lie that I didn’t even need to nudge or wink.
Earlier this week Melvin the Prodigy was wearing a dress shirt and tie. He does that sort of thing from time-to-time because he’s weird, so I didn’t really think anything of it. I asked him, someone jokingly, if he had a dentist’s appointment.
“Doctor’s appointment, actually,” he replied. “But it got postponed.”
So I figured that he had an interview that had been postponed. Then he said that he sometimes just likes to dress up, so I figured that he might have had a doctor’s appointment that had been postponed and chosen to dress up for the heck of it. Then he asked how my dentist appointment had gone a couple weeks earlier, making me wonder if he was a candidate for the same position (I never told him what the job offer was, but Simon knew and Simon and Mel are former roommates and friends) and they were still interviewing.
I don’t think much of it until Melvin comes around, talking about needing an “excuse.” Excuse for what I did not explicitly hear, thanks to my earphones, but when I heard that word I took my headphones and joined in the conversation. He asked if we wanted to all three dress up tomorrow and have “doctor appointments” tomorrow. I initially declined because Fridays I like to dress more casually, but he seemed to really want it to happen tomorrow so I signed on.
Which tells me that he probably has an interview. I think. Maybe with Deseret Power, maybe not. I don’t know and it’s really strange to be helping someone that maybe or maybe not be covering for something for a boss that is very encouraging of his people finding better work (preferably within the company, but also outside of it).
If there is a job - even the Deseret Power job - I wish him the best of luck. His talents are probably more wasted here than mine are. But then again he pointedly did not apply for the software testing position that opened up because he plans to move down to Arizona as soon as he can.
So I have no idea what’s going on, except that now I’m in on it.