Re: RARA-AVIS: Junkie

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 01 May 2004

Doug wrote:

"I'll tell my brief "Junkie" story: I stayed up late finishing it, and then the next morning I had a (finalist) job interview. One of the interviewers asked, "What was the last book you read?" It was a financial institution with required drug test, etc., so I couldn't say
"Junkie." I fumbled for an answer, which made me sound like I didn't read much and/or was a liar. The alternate title that popped out of my mouth (my previous read) was Jonathan Latimer's "Lady in the Morgue." I didn't get the job."

Funny story. It reminds me of an amusing story by Gordon Legge (I think in the Acid Plaid anthology) where a guy failed a job interview because he chose the wrong single as his favorite song by the Fall.


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