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Subject:Re: Bite your tongue interview qs From:written_by -at- juno -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Oct 2004 15:23:15 -0600
> Fifteen years ago I moved to UT with my boyfriend who had been
> accepted into grad school. Most all interviewers asked why I had
> moved from the South to UT, and my (naive) answer was, well, the
> truth (bad move in such a conservative state). I had one gentleman
> lean back in his chair, cross his arms, and say "when do you plan on
> getting married?". Uh, excuse me? During this time of looking for a
> job, I encountered many other questions of this nature that were at
> least not quite so obvious.
I live in Salt Lake City, and I am trying to escape to a tiny town in
Maine. A belated welcome to Utah.
People who do not live here do not appreciate how much the LDS church
influences every aspect of life. Or wants to.
I was once asked by a new employee what ward I belong to. They tend to
assume that we are all wearing the same holy underwear and are like
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx
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