Real Life™

From the iitb newsgroups:

A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably
interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much. She sees him
strictly as a friend. This always starts out with, you're a great guy,
but I don't like you in that way. This is roughly the equivalent for the
guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, You have a great
resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we're
not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis
for comparison for all other applicants. But, we're going to hire
somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if
he doesn't work out, we'll hire somebody else, but still not you. In
fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to
complain about the person that we hired.

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Arnab Nandi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. You can read more about him here.


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