And I NEVER do that. This lady had written me about a job, and I had invited her in for an interview. She asked if she could talk to me on the phone. Her email style totally irked me. She kept writing me short little email notes with literally no reference to the prior email, so I had to figure our what she was referring to. All lower case, too. And she was trying to get a writing gig.
When I got her on the phone, I was having a difficult time understanding her. We just didn’t connect. It wasn’t’ a linguistics thing, it was a vibe thing.
Finally, I said: “Normally, I have people’s work in front of me, so I can relate it to what we do.”
She responded: “I’m a generalist—“
I interrupted: “I don’t really know what that means.”
She got furious: “IF YOU DIDN’T INTERRUPT ME, I COULD EXPLAIN IT TO YOU.”
And then she paused. More pause.
I said: “I’m sorry, I think I better go.” And hung up.
Sometimes, the vibe of a person will weird me out so much that I’m not sure I can work with them.