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Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:25:27 pm »
Interview the Person Below You

I'm starting a new interview thread. Here is the first one: https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=64636.0

Answer the question from the forum member above you and, ask a new question. Only 1 question per go and keep the questions "off-topic" with regards to HIV and no Yes/No answers allowed.

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Question:

What did you get up to as a child during the summer that got you in trouble?
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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 02:11:14 am »
With regards to my dad, everything I did was bad, he thought I was the devil's spawn.

I set off one day for a self guided walk/ climb up kunanyi / Mount Wellington (Hobart, Tasmania)when I was 5 or 6.  Didn't tell my parents, totally unprepared, really just luck that I made it up and down in one piece.

Apparently the police had been called and neighbours searching etc etc but I had a grand adventure.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 09:00:34 am »
Now? I know its trivial but Id like to have the power to heal HIV...

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 11:37:34 am »
A:

Truthfully, not proud of it but years ago when I was still drinking like a fish, whilst traveling in Denmark I had an accident in the bed. Was drinking to excess, woke-up in the morning to the mess ... :-[  Was a bit like the transporting moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xed-WE7kQ48

Anyhow too embarrassed to tell the Hotel so I cleaned myself up, went out, bought some bleach & cleaning products, washed the bedding in the bath and, hung it up to dry.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 09:53:47 pm »
A:
When I lost 53 kg (I was 133 kg and went to 80) and gained back my confidence.
I was that fat kid all of my life,losing all that weight made me feel better,as well as boost my self esteem. Thankfully after 6 years I remain the same weight so that's good.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 10:02:44 pm »
A:

Nice question. I always wanted to own a restaurant and be the Chef. I trained as a cook, qualified after 5 years, worked in some of the more prestigious restaurants in my region that still insisted on the colour coded buttons on the jackets according to the role in the kitchen etc, it's part of my life I look back on fondly.

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Where do you want to live when you retire? Or if you have already retired what advice would you give to someone looking to retire in 20/25 years from now?
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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 07:21:21 am »
A. Don't really mind where I end up retiring. I could say something like California (for the climate), or Cornwall (a lovely part of the UK with amazing coastline) or Wales (the old country) but in reality I don't care as long as I am with or near to the people I hold dearest. Rather live in a shithole and be happy then in paradise but completely isolated!

Q. Thinking back to your childhood, what one thing would you bring back and change about modern life, if you could?
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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2022, 03:35:41 pm »
A. To be honest, I don't think there is anything I would bring back from my childhood era to modern life. Although, in a few weeks' time, my answer might be electricity if things keep going the way they are.

Q. If you could travel to any year in a time machine, what year would you choose and why?
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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 08:18:41 pm »
A. 1984
if I was 23 again then I could be with Randy and our 7 cocker spaniels all over again. (buy my first CD, Purple Rain; go on my first date with Randy, Purple Rain; get my first tattoo (purple rain-ish); get one ear and one nipple pierced; got our first cocker Apollonia (purple rain stuff again);our pet store "reigning pets"; and bought my first leather jacket and harness) Yes, yes. I understand it means I'd get HIV all over again and eventually lose my little family. But then I'd get to be with my second family of Jim and our 4 cockers. (cedar point, kings island, pooltag, hiking at nelson ledges, the BIG swimming pool). And I know I'd lose them too; but then I'd have my life with Larry and our border collie start all over again.

I'm very pragmatic about my life. I made a lot of decisions, good and bad, and had a lot of life-changing events happen (I'll take credit for the HIV, but not the auto accidents, the house fire, the death of my partners and pets), so my life is with it is. Even with all the tragedy, I'm happy with my life because I've been so loved. I'd love to do it all again, not changing anything, to be able to enjoy it all a second time as much as I enjoyed it the first time around.

Although, since forewarned  is forearmed and I'm a very cautious person, I'd try to skip all the death and near-death days. ;)

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2022, 12:00:56 pm »
Mike,your answer seems very thought out,and I'm glad that all the way through your life journey you had love and still do have love.

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I would say The alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It's a very light read,it was the very first book I ever read because I hated reading (my literature teacher suggested that I read a book in order to improve on my writing,and that was really good advice), so when I read it I felt like I was missing on many things these years. In general I used to have a big imagination as a kid (that's what most teachers said),so if I had started earlier maybe I could have dealt better with my issues back then.
Anyways,this book signifies on going through a journey,having the courage to take on difficult tasks of travelling and finding a hidden treasure when all along the treasure was the journey itself. It probably got inspired by the odyssey, who knows. It signifies my journey as well, because I never took risks and never tried to improve myself,instead I sulked and gave up before trying. In turn,I did eventually get the push to pursue my own journey and not wait for it to happen (like the hero staying in his village,herding sheep and being bound to it,not experiencing what the world has to offer), a coming of age of sorts.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2022, 08:24:12 pm »
My parents both influenced me.

My father was a violent pig (PTSD from his war service)  mum just was very conservative. Both of them had pronounced social anxiety. Between the two of them I had a lot to react against.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2022, 05:16:44 am »
What genre of music or musician(s) do you most enjoy?

Heavy Metal right through to the heaviest thrash metal & hard rock.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2022, 05:50:19 pm »
What genre of books do you like & what's your favourite topics/subjects/interests to read about?

A: Well, I don't read much anymore. As a kid, I did enjoy reading The Famous Five and The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton, so detective/adventure stuff.

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Re: Interview the Person Below You (Part 2)
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2022, 09:59:43 pm »
A:  Well this is on the standpoint of an Interviewer and HR Manager.   

We were interviewing a candidate for an advisor position with middle/high school students.  The interview went OK until the end and they ask "My Parole Officer says it's OK for me to have a job with minors, but my convocation deals with minor abuse.  Is this going to be a problem?"

End of interview and the start of general criminal search before interviews. 

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2023, 04:08:12 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2023, 04:19:05 pm »
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Q:  What is that one food you look forward too around the holidays?  That is any holiday throughout the year.

A: Olibollen. It's like a Dutch doughnut eaten at New Year, and every year I make them for the kids.




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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 05:41:57 am »
A: Olibollen. It's like a Dutch doughnut eaten at New Year, and every year I make them for the kids.




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