I'm not like other guys
I just want to see what
It's like between your thighs
A first date, like a job interview, is an application for a potentially lucrative life long investment for the betterment of your current status and fulfillment of short term necessities. It is imperative, therefore, that one comes out flying colours in one.
1. You are given a lowdown of the other person's expectations. In a prospective job interview, the hiring manager will communicate to you what they are looking for in the ideal candidate: Honest, hardworking, able to pull off miracles in Microsoft Excel. Similarly, your first date will brief you that you need to be competent enough to pick out his wardrobe, get along with his mom and be subject to a stress test or two by his closest friends.
2. You are nervous and have to stay on your toes. As with any job interview, on your first date, you will be judged for everything: your dress sense, the age of your shoes, the last time you washed your jeans, the way you interact with waiters and how many naans you eat. At least on your first date you get to order a drink to calm yourself down.
3. You don't know if you got the job. You may or may not have made it. You answered all the questions right, you smiled at appropriate times, you did not even once smile at the cute guy behind the hiring manager's shoulder. But till you get called in for the second round you don't know if you've clinched it. The minute your date asks you out for dinner sometime, you know you've made it through the second round.
4. You've got to dress appropriately. Nothing too overstated or understated. Nothing too skanky or too sober. Just enough cleavage to get the right amount of attention without being treated as another piece of meat. And at the end of it, you feel like you were just put on show but are relieved to have elicited a congratulatory "You look great!" from your date.
5. The last thing left is the HR round. You may have penetrated your date's poor judgement enough for him to potentially consider you worthy of being in the same breathing space as him for days together. But what happens when salaries are negotiated? When choice of location is discussed? When terms of living are brought to the fore? Only the HR round will tell.
I'm glad to see the rage everyone is expressing over the killing of those schoolchildren over in Pakistan. I had a sustained conversation with my cabbie at chennai about it who brought up the topic as he fretted and fumed about what kind of 'humans' killed little children. I read a lot of posts on my timeline talking about it and wishing Pakistan well (or death to all Muslims, as the case may be). Thank you for your righteous indignation.
Not to be a dampener of your enthusiasm for current affairs but it would have been nice to have seen similar expressions of anger when innocent children were being killed by America's ally, Israel, in Gaza. Yes, there were a lot of them.
There was also the easily dismissible killing of children in Pakistan by America via drone strikes. Which continues till today, with little to no sympathy from you.
I guess it's more fashionable to raise a voice whenever the Taliban, a militant outfit known for its religious extremism and acts of violence, is up to no good, rather than to declaim similar acts from governments that proclaim themselves to be civilised and fair.
(I do not condone the violence that occurred at Pakistan; I abhor the Taliban, as I do any group that goes about killing people on a whim and fancy, like the friendly folks at the White House/Pentagon)