So recently (actually, today) I interviewed the counselor for the ninth grade annex at KIHS, Mr. Dane Arnold. My mother had actually met Mr. Arnold prior to me meeting to him, and raved continuously about his great personality. So it was no surprise to me that Mr. Arnold, with his dry sarcasm and witticisms, has, well, a great personality.
And the interview ensues.
Q: What is your name?
A: Mr. Arnold.
Q: Any nicknames?
A: (mysteriously) Some students do call me Mr. Ray.
Q: What do you usually eat for lunch?
A: Typically, I have leftovers; dinner from the previous day. Do you know what I had today? Grilled salmon. And it was delicious.
Q: What is the most important piece of “guidance-y” advice you could give to 9th graders?
A: Everything you do is going to end up on your transcript. You don’t want to have to a lot of explanation, like that one semester in 10th grade when you got all C’s and D’s. You just want a clean record.
Q: Why do you prefer working with 9th graders?
A: I actually like working with students of all ages, I worked with elementary school kids for 20 years.
Q: Have you ever had in really odd jobs?
A: I did work for the commodities exchange (trading gold and silver futures.)
Q: Those are all the questions! I’m done.
A: Well, that was quite quick.