I'll admit this video kind of got me in a mental pretzel. Like yeah on the surface fainting on your first day on the job probably isn't a great way to make a name for yourself. But read that last part again, 'make a name for yourself'*. That's just what this chick did. And while I don't have first hand experience on what it's like to be an intern at the White House I'm guessing it's a sea of Ivy Leaguers ( Cornell ever heard of it? ) with 6.5 GPA's and trust funds that mirror my gambling debt (how necessary is your pinkie finger....asking for a friend). So what do you do to differentiate yourself. What do you do so that at the end of your internship your direct superior comes up with your name when he or she thinks to themselves 'now who most deserves to be offered a minimum wage job with a glass ceiling.' Boom, faint the first day on the job. Wouldn't shock me at all if the rest of the interns in this crop start fainting left and right trying to play catch up. Savvy, veteran move from this girl.
*Did I just quote myself in the same paragraph of my own blog? Welcome to Blogception.
PS: Love the close up at the end too. Half the people around her genuinely concerned, half trying to mask laughter. There's always those two types of people in a situation like this isn't there? If someone faints, or trips or falls on ice, there's always the person who cares and the person who can't stop laughing. Not surprisingly I fall into the latter. If that makes me a bad person then so be it. I will never not laugh at someone fainting/falling. Not now, not ever.
Double PS: I think a lot of people have that 'horrific first day on the job' story but I've never really had a bad first day. Don't get me wrong I have a lot of bad days where I do my job terribly but I'm normally beyond day 1 at that point. That never stopped me from telling people it was my first day though. I remember working at Walgreens and Shopko back in high school and college and if a customer asked me a question I didn't know the answer to and didn't want to take the time to find out I would just tell them it was my first day. Literally no one ever asks a second question of someone who says it's their first day. Little trick I picked up my second year in the work force.