how stupid can you be?
Our hotel is looking for new receptionists and a manager, so an add was placed in the newspaper and one of my tasks last week was to interview the potential candidates. This can be quite tiering, but sometimes you get ot get some fun with ex-military colonels who simply refuse to answer any question because a younger western woman dares to interview them, young men telling you "If I had weak points, you don't think I would tell them to you, do you?", a girl bringing along her little brother, who's main interest was to find out if I was a moslem or a christian and therefore he asked his hister this question about 20 times until she could not pretend to ignore it anymore and answers in a very polite way "you know that westeners usually are christians"... and some times you also get very stupid people: The last person I interviewd was a young men, his CV said he worked in a 5stars hotel in Hurghada before (you also have to know that many Egyptian CVs are not always completely true, let's say and you rarely get exact dates of employments nor recomendation letters)... anyway, I start asking my usual questions and suddently he starts to ask me questions like "are you married?, do you have a boy friend?, which is your room number? (!!! yes he did ask that), can I be your friend?" and finished with "Can I have your phone number?" I stayed very polite the whole time, and still answered politely "no, I am not giving out my phone number?" the guy:"why? I am a good person!" me (slightly more irritated): "this is what everyone says". I ,still politely, made him understand that the interview was over and he left..... how stupid can you be???