Miss Information is undone by an old nemesisTiming is a hideous troll with sociopathic tendencies. This is why a job Miss Information has always worshipped from afar suddenly became available after she had been a librarian for only 20 minutes. This is why she spent part of today—day nine in the new job—interviewing for a different new job. Life is strange.
The interview followed the standard format. Sensible questions, incoherent answers followed by Miss Information begging pathetically to get the job, if only to prove that she isn’t always a babbling maniac. She hates interviews.
In this instance, the interviewers very kindly provided paper and pens for Miss Information’s use. Clicky pens. A disaster of epic proportions was certain to follow. About half way through the 2-hour interview she noticed that she had picked up one of the pens and was mindlessly clicking it. Open, closed, open, closed, open, closed. This is what she does with clicky pens. She simply cannot resist the urge to press that little button. The clicking is hypnotic and comforting and she is absolutely incapable of stopping once she starts. Open, closed, open, closed, etc. It is possible that the interviewers might not have noticed except that Miss Information pointed it out to them. She then threw both pens on the floor and took out her own non-clicky pen so she wouldn’t be tempted to pick them up. So, babbly, incoherent, twitchy and unforgivably weird. Fortunately in the library world these characteristics are darn near universal. Maybe they didn't notice.
Miss Information concedes. The clicky pens won this round but she'll be back--most likely clicking. Open, closed, open...Damn pens.