A tried-and-true interview trick 

The Lawn-Cutting Crew is a humor fiction blog. It's sort of like a comic strip, but without the drawings. It offers self-contained chapters and lots of laughs.

I applied for a job at a public-relations firm, but given my inexperience, I didn’t expect to hear back. So I was beside myself when they called me a week later to schedule an interview.

I took the day off from the maintenance crew and dressed in my best job-hunting suit. My girlfriend, Joanne, helped me put on my tie. 

“You’re going to get this one,” she said, tightening the tie and pecking me on the lips. “I can feel it.”

I rubbed my stomach. “That’s good, because all I can feel is nausea. Interviews always make me so nervous.” 

“Just picture the interviewers in their underwear,” Joanne said. “It’s an old trick that should help you feel better. When you picture your potential bosses in their underwear, it makes them seem not so intimidating.” 

An imagine flashed across my mind of my current boss, Crew Leader Carl, standing in his underwear. His hair hung in greasy strands across his shoulders, and he was flashing me a toothless smile like a deranged Calvin Klein model. 

“Excuse me,” I said to Joanne, pushing past her.

“What’s the matter?” she called.

“My nausea’s getting worse,” I said. “I think I’m going to hurl!” 

Author: Allen

I’m a humorist and fiction writer, as well as the author of two books. One is a collection of humor, and one is a collection of short stories. Both books are available on Amazon. I always wanted to write a comic strip, but I can’t draw. Not even a stick-person. So that’s why “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a comic strip without drawings. I hope you enjoy!

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