Wednesday, May 28, 2014

If My Wife Interviewed Software Engineers

[It was a late night and I mentioned that I had to interview someone for Ooyala in the morning...]

Laura: I could do the interview for you. I'd be a good interviewer.
Jack: Yeah, what questions would you ask?
Laura: I would start out with, "How long have you owned a computer?"
Jack: Really?
Laura: It's relevant.  Then I would ask, "How fast can you type?"
Jack: You know what the penalty for being silly is? Tickling!
Laura: And then I would get out the calculator and we'd do some math.
Jack: (more tickling)
Laura (swatting Jack's hands): "I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 50. What is it?"
Jack: (more tickling).
Laura: And then if he got past all those questions I would ask, "If you could be any animal you wanted, which one would it be?"
Jack: (giving up) Oy, oy, oy.
Laura: Because, you know, if he said, "A bear" then you probably wouldn't want to work with him.