Random Inkings

January 8, 2008

A compliment – I think

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 7:39 pm

I went to an interview today. It was a kick in the pants. I don’t get stressed out really about job interviews anymore. I figure I’ll just be myself and let any charisma and intelligence I possess shine through on its own.

It must have worked. When the three interviewers (two twenty-something females and a man my age, all three of whom I felt very comfortable with) were done getting the requisite job credentials from me, we started chatting about all manner of things, including kids. I disclosed that I was a grandma. Of course, as I expected, this totally dumfounded them.

The man promptly responded, “What? Were you 12 when you had your kids?”

“Uh, pretty much,” I replied.

“Well,” he continued, “that would mean you aren’t a MILF, but a GILF.”

(Note – if you don’t know what MILF stands for, Google it. I’m not telling you.)

Was I offended? Absolutely not. That made my day. Oh, ya, I still got it going on. Ya, baby.



  1. I had no idea what that stood for so I did Google it. Oh, dear. I’m sorry, but I think that was extremely out of place in an interview even if it was just chit-chat. Maybe I’ve seen too much sexual harassment stuff going on lately (a couple of lawsuits in my office) but for a man to say this in an interview just feels all kind of wrong. (You know I’m not criticizing you…no offense is intended!)

    Comment by Bev — January 8, 2008 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  2. Oh my God! I can’t believe he said that to you! It’s funny how things change– when we’re young and guys make lewd comments, we get so offended. When we’re older and they do it, we kind of want to say, “THANK YOU!!!!!”

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 8, 2008 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  3. Bev, I know. I couldn’t believe he said that either. But it was kinda hilarious and awkward at the same time. The girls were shocked he said that – he just blurted it out and I don’t think he thought about it. But I’d already told them that off color jokes or un-pc comments in the workplace didn’t offend me as long as they weren’t aimed at a person or hurtful or derogatory. So I guess he felt he was okay. And when one works around software programmers and developers, one had best get used to it because they blurt crap out all the time. It’s never intentionally personal or mean or harassing. They usually just don’t think it over first.

    MB: I totally thought, hey, someone remotely thinks I could be hot…

    Now, my daughter and her hubby have a friend and he always calls me “Cindy’s hot mom.” He’s 40, so totally eligible but… he’s my daughter’s friend so, EWWW.

    Then there’s the song, “Stacy’s mom’s got it going on”. Have you heard that one? My youngest daughter is named Stacy and everytime she hears that song, she’s mortified.

    And then there’s the 30 year old that is STILL pursuing me. I don’t see myself that way, but what the heck.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 8, 2008 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  4. Were you applying for a job at the Dunder Mifflin paper company? It sounds like something that Steve Carell’s character on The Office would say. He’s always saying stuff like that and is then hurt and confused when people accuse him of being innappropriate.

    But whatever. You’re hot, he was thinking it, and he said it out loud. It is what it is. But what it is, is something you can always throw at them in court if they don’t hire you. 🙂

    Comment by Wendy — January 9, 2008 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  5. That’s totally how I took it, Wendy. It was inappropriate, but he just blurted out what he was thinking, apparently. I sure won’t forget he said it, nor will the other two young women. I’m a perfect fit for the job, and they said I have “impressive” credentials. I do, not to be arrogant or anything, I just have a ton of experience for what they need.

    The only weird thing is that I have to undergo an “extensive and gruelling” background check because they have some huge high profile clients (think on the level of Bill Gates or Donald Trump). I hope that speeding ticket going 70 in a 60 when I got divorced doesn’t kill it for me. 🙂

    Comment by Little Miss — January 9, 2008 @ 10:39 am | Reply

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