When you've temped as many places as I have, you meet every type of Hollywood asshole -- the Bully, the Screamer, Harvey Two-Face, the Name Dropper, the Coke Head, Silent but Deadly, Napoleon (golly, there are a lot of them). The point is each of these Hollywood execs derive an odd joy from belittling others. When combined with the stresses an underpaid assistant faces (e.g., student loan payments, rent, lying to your boss's wife about where he is), extracting emotion from a 22-year old is like shooting fish in a barrel.
This brings us to today's Stupid Interview Question which came from one of my loyal readers...
"When was the last time you cried?"
While I don't know how this person responded, one possible answer is, "I have Dacryostenosis. So I can't cry. This reminds me of something. I'll actually need you to massage my tear ducts a few times a day, otherwise I could have a mucus discharge from my eyes. I hope that's not a problem." Or if that's too much to remember, just tell them you're a Skynet T-1000 and you feel neither pleasure nor pain.
If you were the victim of a dumb interview question, please send them along to TempX@tempdiaries.com. I promise your identity will be protected.