Interview questions I never get asked

There are the interview questions people ask. Then there are the ones you wish they would ask. These are the questions I always prepare answers for, but never get asked.

Problem Solve: how do you store iphone headphones so they don’t tangle?

Take cable, fold in half. Repeat. Do not wind or coil. Store the resulting bunch without twisting.

Biggest Regret?

Never landing a kick flip. I consoled myself with landing 5 foot frontside airs on vert ramps instead.

Who shot first, but more critically why is that important at all?

Han. It’s critical to establishing that Han is a rogue and quite willing to back up his talk with action, he’s not just a fast talking sleazeball.

Guilty pleasure song?

Icona Pop - I Love It. Seriously catchy and so much fun to sing along to.

If you had the power to greenlight a movie, what sequel would you put into production.

A Galaxy Quest sequel. Because perfect, must have moar.

If you could have any car from any movie, which one would it be?

The chrome Lotus Evora in the movie The Host. The cars were the best thing in this movie, and I’m not even a car person. Or a this kind of movie person.

Marvel or DC and why?

Marvel. Because single universe, more upbeat stories, more quirkiness, more Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of all though, characters you can actually relate to.

Favourite sweet?

Jellybeans. But only the ones by Pascal, all the other brands get it wrong and make it taste like marzipan (which is to say, gross). I love all the colors except white, those taste like the rubbish bins I throw them in.

First piece of design that stunned you?

Second generation, 6GB iPod mini. Extruded, brushed aluminium shell with a blue backlit mono screen. Tactile and somehow utterly satisfying wheel driven interface that made you feel always in direct control.

I not only still own mine, but it works perfectly and is in daily use driving the kids sound system.

Please provide a brief justification for the ontological necessity of modern man’s existential dilemma.

The people who affect the most change in this world are the ones who are disatisfied enough with the status quo to question that the current way should continue to be. Without the change of the disatisfied, society would stagnate.

The disatisfied are most often those grapling with their existential dilemma. Thus modern man’s existential dilema is required by society.

Where was this written
Auckland, New Zealand.
Birthday musings in the sunny sun.
When was this written
March 2015