I've been out of town a lot, taken a lot of pictures, and done a lot of things that should have been featured on the blog. But instead, I will pose a question before I leave for another trip tomorrow.
When you go to an interview, it's always good to have a few stock phrases laid up for those slow moments. Like before things have really got going or when you're stepping out the door and don't know what to say. But often the people you're talking with have their own comments. So, how does one respond to:
"My goodness, this is all so professional. What a beautiful tripod."
Is that sarcasm? Is it like, is that a beautiful tripod or are you just glad to be here? What do you say in response?
Is this where a simple "thanks" will suffice, or does it require something more? Like, "yes, I've been slaving away all day on that. It took me a while to figure out it needed an extra leg." "It was a gift from my grandfather on his death bed." "thanks, it's a genuine titanium-coated balsa wood product made in South America. I ordered it specially."
You have to be prepared for these things.