there is no shame in not being the best
It is like the norm for interviewers to tell candidates scary stories like working OT or coming back in the weekend or stress and work piling up, but, to pick on the candidate? My interviewer today was like picking on the Bees in my result slips, saying I didn't gel my hair or didn't prepare a powerpoint presentation to sell myself. Huh? No doubt, first impression is important, but do I need to borrow Kangxi's clothes to impress?
Then just nice, my watch chose to run slow by 10 minutes and the interviewer blamed me for making him overshoot his interview time. While my watch was slow, I arrived 1 hour early for the interview, give it to him that makes me 50 minutes early. This sparked off another debate between preventing problem and rectifying problem. I don't see a problem. But if I had adjusted my watch 10 minutes faster, would I have earned bonus marks?
He said, I rank second from the bottom among the candidates so far. Seriously, if I'm not your best candidate, I don't need to waste my time listening to you saying I rank second from bottom. I don't have to act like unethical salesperson trying to sell something that doesn't perform as advertised. And while this may not sound suitable for schooling kids, but I don't see what's wrong with being at the bottom (motivational books will say the same thing). There is no shame in not being the best. And there is no loss in not getting an unsuitable job.
I am looking forward to my (n+1)th interview.