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  1. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    Recruiters usually came to our university campus: it was convenient for the students and seemed a little more relaxed and no one dressed up for on campus interviews. However one of the places I applied to asked me to come downtown to their office for my interview.   There weren't many days between the letter from the firm and the interview, I remember looking desperately into my closet for even one somewhat dressy outfit. I found a blouse that might do and a pair of black shoes and manufactured  a plain skirt to complete the outfit.     On the day of the interview it  didn't help my nervousness when  I noticed how well the receptionist was dressed  and how she noticed how poorly I was.   The interviewer  went o.k.  but as it came to an end,  I realized I had completely forgotten the interviewer's name!  OMG I thought, how was I going to write the expected thank you letter to the firm, as was the custom.  Then I remembered some advice: "Ask the person to spell their name for you".  So in my best, hopefully professional way I asked it he could please spell his name for me.   You know how it ends already:      He said  S...M...I...T...H   The punchline is : I got the job.    It was fabulous!
  2. German course Idar-Oberstein

    Our local Volkshochschule  (adult education school)  VHS, for short,   is offering on line courses, I notice. Perhaps the ones near you are too, although you could do an online course from anywhere.  It has been a while since I did a course but we were encouraged to participate in extra activities to  practice speaking such as museum visits, game nights or coffee hour. Good luck!
  3. Outside Yoga - Older Female Friendly?

    Aqua jogging?  Cross trainer?  Stationary bike?    
  4. What made you smile today?

    MAMMA: In the Meantime   A photographer brings his  his elderly mother with  dementia to live with him ...   https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-march-31-2019-1.5076642/photographing-his-mother-s-dementia-made-her-feel-alive-again-1.5076666   I smiled with tears in my eyes.  
  5. Staycation in Weimar - a review

    Another  Bauhaus and bike tour?   Some of the original Bauhaus Weimar teachers  founded  HfG after the war: a a design "university" which ran for about 15 years . One goal was  social responsibility in the postwar times ( design for the every man). The Luftanza logo was developed there also  the  icons representing Olympic sports.   Biking is easy along the Danube but can be a crowded.   If  you find the  stone age artifacts in the Ulm museum interesting,  rather than following the Danube east,  go west along the former  Danube riverbed  (during the ice age)  toward Blaubeuren and Scheklingen. Highlights:  a small but very interesting prehistoric  museum , pretty views of the limestone cliffs in the Alb and  many  caves inhabited 40,000 years ago.   (The Unesco heritage cave near Scheklingen may still  be closed to visitors due to Covid19: it has one narrow opening where social distancing is not possible)
  6. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      FYI   New terminology (since i was in school, anyway) re. North America  :  in Canada the official and legal terms are :   First nation, Inuit and Métis.