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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tasty muffins

Going through someone’s résumé is like looking at a list of items required to bake a batch of muffins. Instead of flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and occasional dashes of vanilla, chocolate, or a medley of fruits and juices, you have education, skills, work experience, and extra curricular activities.

The recipe should produce a delicious confection, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes there is too much of one thing and not enough of the other.

When they meet you for the first time after reading about your ingredients, they think they know you, but they know of you. There is a check-off list that goes through their mind before they meet you, and they hope that the description matches up with the physical specimen.

You look good on paper, so you must be good in person, right?

Sometimes the flavours are a perfect match, and other times not. It’s as if they don't realize sugar is sweet and lemons are sour.

There are so many reasons for the aftertaste: They took a list of adjectives and made assumptions out of them, misinterpreted some descriptions (because they don't know what they mean), filled in some voids, glossed over some terms, or made up some whole other person in their minds.

And, no amount of sugar will sweeten the effect.

But it doesn't matter in the end.

Although your baking might not be to everyone's liking, at least you know someone out there will enjoy your tasty muffins.


Blogger Kevin said...

I'll have a Blueberry and a Banana Nut please.

June 21, 2006 10:43 am  
Blogger Steven said...

Believe me, there are plenty of Banana Nuts here.

June 22, 2006 12:00 am  
Blogger Timmy said...

I prefer chocolate chip muffins. YUM

June 22, 2006 11:18 am  

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