Friday, January 19, 2007

Welcome to the House of fun?

I have not seen much of Celebrity Big Brother 2007, but the little I have seen has led me to believe that Jade Goody’s only real crime was to have gone into the BB House for a second time.

Is she racist? I do not believe she is, she is definitely naive and she speaks her mind, most of the time without to much thought to what she is saying, or is it that she just has trouble expressing herself in an acceptable manner?

The losers in all this should be the rival TV channels that have fallen over themselves to make more of the situation for their own gain than was necessary; the Politicians who stupidly got themselves involved in this for the sake of a sound bite and Endemol, the makers of BB. Time will tell if they shot themselves in the foot over this one but the introduction of the ‘Goody’ family had the desired effect, I like so many watched the eviction, and like Jade Goody I too, for a while at least, did not like who I had become – a victim of the hype.

My prediction is: Watch out for Big Brother India coming to your screens soon; and don’t be surprised if Jade is one of the first through the BB India door.
[Unless the British Press has crucified her before then]

Questionably the best questions ever?

Yesterday I drove my eldest daughter to an interview appointment at a large engineering company in the neighbouring city. She appeared to be significantly less nervous than I had been earlier in the week for my own interview. She had gone well prepared, apart from not having any questions prepared for the end of the interview. Blowing caution to the wind I gave her one of the questions I had used at my interview.
I watched as she walked off at the allotted time and waited, wishing I had strode off as confidently as she had.

Upon her return I enquired as to how the interview had progressed. It had been quite an informal affair she told me and, if she was successful, they would be calling her back next week for another interview in a more formal basis. They were however more than impressed with her parting question and had not had such an original question posed by an interviewee until today.

This morning she received a telephone call requesting her attendance at the second round of interviews!

The very same question posed at my interview never did meet with a positive response, even though it was a question I would dearly love to have had the answer to.

The question in question? I will save that for the next time I apply for another position, because I have got a feeling I may have too.