“Send it off along with my CV, they say they’ve received it. In early January I ask if they’ve let people know because I hadn’t heard anything, and they said they’d let everyone know by the end of the month, even if they weren’t successful – there had been a delay because of personal matters, hence the long wait.
“Well I’ll tell you now reader — I was not one of the shortlisted applicants. I was royally gutted because I thought I’d really nailed the form – so I thought if they won’t even interview me, then I’ve got no chance with other jobs.
“But in the interests of keeping going and being resilient and all that — I e-mailed the person and asked for feedback so that I might be more successful in the future.
“Bless her patience, because there’s no wonder I wasn’t considered — I sent them the empty application form, which I had just put my name and degree on, but with all of the answers blank. So I missed out on an opportunity because I didn’t double-check the attachments I’d sent.”
The person who should've just said "New phone, who dis?"
“I didn’t ask an unsaved number who they were, had a conversation and then the person purchased me a concert ticket thinking I was somebody else. After I explained the miscommunication, the person still expects me to go to the concert.”
This is an actual nightmare, but also if it was Beyoncé, then it was totally worth it.
The person who needs to learn the lyrics to "Peanut butter Jelly Time".
Which, yes, is not something you would think you would need to know. But heed this person’s warning!
“This happened when I was in the 3rd grade, I was around 8 years old at the time.
“After school, there would be this program that would be held in the Cafeteria after school. You would go there, do your homework, they would give you a snack and hold an activity or something.
“Anyways, one day, I went up to the main coordinator, asking her to check my work (they would often help you with homework) and as she was checking it I started to get chatty with her. I liked talking to the coordinators a lot. I don’t know how or why I said this, but something slipped out of my mouth. This was around the time ‘Peanut Butter Jelly Time’ was popular with kids at my school, and since I wasn’t 100% perfect with interpreting lyrics, I thought the line ‘Peanut Butter Jelly with a baseball bat’ was actually ‘He hit me in the belly with a baseball bat’.”
Uh-oh. This clearly isn’t going to go well…