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Good morning Elizabeth,
The first thing to know about me is that I’m a
swimmer. I’d like to pinpoint two specific things that
translate well from the water to the workplace:
First, I’m disciplined. Getting up at 5 am every day,
whether it’s snowing or dark or raining, is a
commitment I’ve sustained since I was seven. In
other words, if I tell you I’ll do something, you can
bank on it getting done — no follow-ups necessary.
Second, I’m detail-minded. In a sport where the
difference between first and second place is a
fingertip, I bring precision and focus to my job.
I like words.
I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude,
glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky
words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious,
I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as
mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demimonde. I like
suave “V” words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura,
I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter,
grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed,
scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl.
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I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land’s-sake words,
such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant,
flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium,
I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl,
blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words,
such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble, and burp.
I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so
I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising
agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before
taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of
study, contemplation and horsing around.
I have just returned and I still like words.
May I have a few with you?
— Robert Pirosh
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Congratulations! We are pleased to confirm you have been selected to
work for the Department of Defense.