Your pancreas is in a job interview and totally bombed the question about ______.
Interviewer: Good morning, thanks for coming in.
My Pancreas: Hey, thanks for seeing me.
Interviewer: So, let’s get started. First why don’t you tell me a little bit about your employment history.
My Pancreas: Yeah, well, for a little over 11 years I worked with my beta cells . . . . or was it my islets . . . . are they the same thing? Yeah, whatever, I don’t know, but I made insulin. Then I decided I was so done with that, so I stopped.
Interviewer: You stopped?
My Pancreas: Yup, just quit.
Interviewer: Okaaay, and what have you been doing since then.
My Pancreas: Umm, yeah, I guess nothing. Well, maybe I’m like a placeholder so the other internal organs don’t shift around and stuff. Ya know, they might do that if I just wasn’t there, right?
Interviewer: Ahem, well, why don’t you tell me what you see as your greatest strength?
My Pancreas: Pfft, I don’t know. Strength? I kinda don’t really have one.
Interviewer: Well, what would you say your greatest weakness is?
My Pancreas: You know, I just really don’t do anything. So I don’t have any weaknesses or strengths. I just kinda hang around.
Interviewer: (sighing loudly) Can you tell me why you are interested in this job?
My Pancreas: (laughing) Lady, I don’t WANT a job! I don’t even know how I ended up on this stupid interview. I’ve been a slacker for almost 33 years, and I don’t see any reason to change things!
Interviewer: Okay, I think I’ve gotten all of the information I need. Thanks for your time. We’ll let you know when we’ve made a decision.
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