August DSMA Blog Carnival. My pancreas bombs the interview.

This month’s DSMA Blog Carnival topic is funny, but simple to answer:

Your pancreas is in a job interview and totally bombed the question about ______.

This was from the weekly DSMA chat (Wednesdays at 9:00 EDT in the USA) a few weeks back. Back then, I said that my pancreas would bomb the question about working nights and weekends. Or ever.

But really, what question wouldn’t my pancreas bomb if it were asked?

What are your strengths?
– Well, I’m really good at not providing enough insulin for a human to live on. I know how to take up space for no useful purpose. Yeah, I’m very strong in that area.

What are your weaknesses?
– See question number one.

Do you work well with others?
– As long as they don’t need me to do anything, yes! I don’t actually work, really, so if working at not working is what my teammates need, I’m on it.

Tell me about a time when you overcame a challenge.
– Well, it was very challenging those first 28 years of Stephen’s life. I was working all the time! He actually expected me to keep making insulin forever. Geez….

Tell me about a time when you weren’t up to the challenge.
– Well, for me, the challenge has been to keep from having to do too much. So for the last 21 years, I have been up to the challenge. Or not. Depending on how you look at it.

What kind of schedule works best for you?
– Hey, really, don’t try to back me into a corner, man. I’m on my own time. My schedule, and how and when everything works, is a complete mystery. I like it that way.

Okay, Mr. Pancreas… don’t call us, we’ll call you. Better luck on the next interview.

This post is my August entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at

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