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If you feel like everything is going wrong on that day, go to the nearest
pay phone and make a socially acceptable excuse, and re-schedule for the
next day or for later that day. I don't have this happen to me frequently,
but if I get up in the morning and get some bad omens, like not having the
proper clothing to wear or having my samples messed up by the
dog/cat/child/cleaning lady, I *postpone* my client meetings or job
interviews. They never find out what you looked like on the day you didn't
show up. I've never lost a job because I had to postpone a meeting (though
it could happen, but in the case you described, um, it's hard to think of a
BTW, my theory about the shoes is that the person had an unspeakable medical
condition that required her to go barefoot.
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>The moral of the story:
>(1) Make plans for the interview. And make back-up
>plans. It wouldn't hurt to keep a checklist of your
>plans handy so that you can make sure you're following
>it to the letter.
>(2) Make all preparations well in advance. I had a
>week to get ready for the interview, but kept putting
>off getting copies of my writing samples.
>(3)Carefully choose which writing samples you want to
>present to the interviewer(s) and proofread them well.
>Take only these samples to the interview - not your
>(4) Always keep a spare suit of clothes in your car.
>(5) You can't control everything. Accept that fact.