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  • Tired for static and interested in 'seeing the world' I applied for a position with the Office of Continental Drift earlier this week and had a principal interview with a recruiter this evening. To be considered for the post you must first submit an application, answer a series of questions in the form of a telephone interview, and then meet face to face for additional questioning, as well as to make sure you are generally good physical condition. Initially the recruiter seemed surprised I would be so candid with regard to my seasickness, then he seemed to understand I was only being thorough. My other 'ailments,' if you can call them that, including allergies to pollen, flat feet, one trick knee from an old tennis injury, and asthma, are all considered liveable disabilities according to the Continental Drift bylines that I researched in the downtown library branch when I first thought rationally of a career change last fall. Also according to the general requirements, one can be missing as many as two digits per hand or foot, but no more than six digits altogether, which is the maximum digit deficiency one may endure without suffering a loss of equilibrium.

    Since they measure your knowledge of continents, oceans, mountains and natural depressions I was sure to mention my travels to the recruiter. Most applicants he said had backgrounds in fields similar to Continental Drift, which made my curriculum vitae stand out. Generally speaking he avoided any unnecessary or intimidating conversation, although he did make mention of the weather more than once, perhaps as more as a transitional subject between our talks of the rivers of South America. It's eleven:thirty nearly, but I've promised myself to stay awake until at least three o'clock this morning to be adequately drowsy for my physical examination tomorrow, which I understand involves an analysis of one full cycle of the sleep process. This is only a minor concern because I was diagnosed with acute insomnia just before turning ten years old, but by twenty I had grown out of it, and even fought with bouts of somnamoria. Again, it is only some minor concern. The majority of nights you spend where the Drift can be most closely examined, which means there are good opportunities for sleep.
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