稀奇古怪的表现 Outlandish performances in the interview
Folks, with layoffs mounting, gas prices surreal, mortgage defaults on the rise, the stock market in a swoon, and much of the world staggered by truly awful weather of one kind or another, we could all use a good laugh right about now. Executives at 1,000 big U.S. companies, plus 100 in Canada recalled the most embarrassing or bizarre interview moments they had witnessed or heard of. A sampling of their answers：
伙计们，失业人数在增加，油价高得可怕，房屋抵押贷款违约现象在增长，股市低迷，世界很多地区遭受着不是这种就是那种相当恶劣的气候的影响，而我们现在能做的也只能是开怀大笑一下吧。1000家美国大公司外加 100 家加拿大大公司的巨头们回忆了他们亲眼所见的或听说的让人最囧或让人喷饭的面试时刻。下面是他们的一些只言片语：
"The person was dancing during the interview. He kept saying things like, 'I love life!’and 'Oh, yeah!’"
"One job applicant came in for his interview with a cockatoo on his shoulder."
"The candidate sent his sister to interview in his place."
"The candidate stopped the interview to ask me if I had a cigarette."
"We had one person who walked out of an interview straight into a glass door. The glass shattered."
"The candidate got his companies confused and repeatedly mentioned the strengths of a competing firm, thinking that was who he was interviewing with."
"A guy called me by the wrong name during the entire interview."
"We're a retail company, and when we asked the candidate why she wanted to work for us, she replied that she didn’t want to work in retail anymore."