but just be careful where you dump it.
Interview Rule No 1: Don't mention .....
I know you were nervous and that you had three strangers intently hanging on your every word on the other side of the board room table,
at what point in the proceedings did you think you were going to do yourself any favours by telling us that a smidgen of Viagra (no less) in the water of your cut flowers (roses in particular, I believe) makes them last for a good two weeks longer than they would have otherwise, because it "keeps the stems sort of stiff",
in case you had lost your mind for a brief moment, this was a formal job interview and no, it was not with a Florist, an Advertising Agency or the local pub,
while I accept that in these competitive times you have to differentiate yourself and make yourself memorable,
was neither the time or place to share this little gem nor dig yourself into an even deeper hole by following this up with such a questionable joke.
Note: I really wanted to say this to the person who I (amongst others) interviewed for a job recently. He kept going off on the most inappropriate tangents. Perhaps it was nerves....
Nonetheless, I thought I would share his flower tip with you even though I found it hard to keep a straight face at the time he was telling us. Who knew? Apparently Viagra does wonders for your garden and your cut flowers (seriously, I looked it up just to see if he was serious or not). And unfortunately, while the joke he told was incredibly funny, I didn't think it would be very PC of me to be taking notes at the time of its telling, so I cannot recall the punchline.
Perhaps, it's a reminder for those seeking a job that you need to stand out for the right reasons as opposed the wrong reasons. Otherwise, you may face some stiff consequences. In this case, REJECTION.
Have you ever had a job interview where things have completely gone off the rails? Either through your doing or that of the person(s) interviewing you.