Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Is there anything else we should know about you? 

We had the interview with the Sauerkrauts this morning. Actually, only one Sauerkraut. I forget her title but she was in Portland for some such and actually drove up to Seattle just to interview us. It seems a bit extreme, but then I did do the same road trip in reverse for a concert, so who am I to talk? Not much to report. When she showed up I had a middle aged moment when the 50-something person I had envisioned turned out to actually be 30-something. I had a brief thought along the lines of "this young punk is supposed to evaluate us?" But of course, I got over that real quick and we had a nice interview. It was more along the lines of a job interview, except that we were sitting on our own couch and I got to drink tea and eat cookies. (If I'm ever in a position where I interview people, I'm going to provide cookies.) She seemed very positive regarding our--well, Noodles'--chance of placement, but then she definitely had that aura of professional politeness about her, so who can tell? The decision gets made next week and we should hear one way or the other by next Friday. If it's a go, we hit the ground running with the fundraising and ship out in early August. If not, well, then Noodles has an emotional breakdown and I have to take back all the nasty things I said about my boss.

Oddly enough, a couple of more coworkers came up to me today and asked me about the whole China thing. Maybe it's a sign? Of course, one was the company language expert who shuddered at the thought of trying to learn a tonal language like Mandarin Chinese. That made me feel real good....