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Don't do this

Don't come to work, go get a massage and then drive back to work. I now have no desire to work and I smell great. Anyone want to smell me? In other news, I had a visit from a Man in Black this morning. Apparently someone I know applied for a job where they need a higher security clearance. He was supposed to show up last week. I had almost forgotten he was going to show up because he was supposed to show up last week and didn't. I talked to him on the phone yesterday and he said he'd be at my office between 11 and 11:30. He was actually here at 10:30. Who shows up an hour early?

Nope he didn't look like Mulder or Scully or even Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones. More like a younger version of Rip Torn actually. Or maybe like the jock in high school who drank too much and got kicked off the football team. Then you see him at a class reunion 25 years later and he still has the same build and hair but he's maybe had a few too many doughnuts over the years.

No plain black suit either. Actually a charcoal gray flannel suit with fairly wide pin stripes plus a long sleeve shirt and tie. In this heat? You could tell he didn't get out of the office much. OK, so no black suit but I'm fairly sure I saw the bulge of a shoulder harness gun and what looked like a neuralizer. Fairly nice guy actually. As a matter of protocol he showed me his badge and FBI credentials but later when I asked for his card, he gave me one from a private security background check company. So is the company a cover or do FBI Agents moonlight?

The interview went well. He asked me probing questions and I answered honestly and briefly though I was tempted to explain the whole history of my association with my friend just so he had the right background. But he kept looking at his watch so I spared him the scenic drive through yesteryear. It's during something like this you realize how many little details you know or don't know about someone's life. After a couple of answers he was looking at me with a look that said, "Now how would he know that?"

I shared with him that I might be applying for a higher level explosives handling permit soon and he just winked and told me I'd be seeing him again since he handles all the background checks for that sort of thing. I just hope the people I'd give as references would be as forthright about my character as I was about my friend's character. But then again, my friend has nothing to worry about in that area.




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Jun. 26th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Does this mean I get an FBI fire helmet?! :D :D : D :D :D :D :D :D
Jun. 26th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Only if you want to be fingerprinted and let them crawl up your ass with a flashlight.

Jun. 29th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
anyone I know? KKF
Jun. 29th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
It's someone we all know and love.

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