In last night’s episode of Girls, aside from laughably blowing the locations of Weather Up and Washington Commons (both bars are in Prospect Heights, not Cobble Hill), Lena Dunham’s character Hannah blows a job interview in spectacular fashion. She makes a date rape joke. Involving the interviewer. As the date rapist. The rest of the encounter is far too painful to recount here, but it gives us fodder for today’s open thread. What’s the worst job interview you’ve ever been on and why? Did the interviewer creep you out? Did you do or say something stupid? Did you completely whiff an answer and stutter for five minutes trying to make up lost ground? I’ll start. I once said the word bullshit in an interview. Duh.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]