“So, you want to be an intern is that correct?”
The girl sat nervously; hand over wrist.
“Yes. That is correct”
The woman picked up the foreverspin twirling it between fingers and thumb.
“Can I ask why you want this internship?
Why you chose our company instead of another?
What you can you offer our customers that we are not already offering?”
The intern wannabe sat looking at the woman pondering the trick question.
After the silence became apparent the girl was meant to answer, she timidly spoke.
“I came here to intern because I thought you would teach me something.
I want to learn from the best.
Isn’t that what an internship is for?
For you to teach me, show me how to grow, and find a place for me in the company?”
The woman took the spinning top out of her hands, and spun it on the table as the girl sat mesmerized.
“Tell me…..began the woman behind the desk.
“When you look at this spinning top….what is the first thing that comes to mind?”
The girl looked at the spinning stop and found herself stammering.
I think it’s beautiful….and I can barely see it spinning, but I know that it is…and it goes in circles….and then….and then it bumps into something and then it wobbles and then it stops.
The woman behind the desk looked at the girl, and the girl lifted her gaze from the spinning top and met her eyes.
“Tell me…” said the woman.
“Are you like the spinning top?”
The girl was taken off guard and found the words spilling out before she could stop them.
“Yes.” she replied.
“Thank you.” replied the woman behind the desk. “This interview is over. Please close the door behind you on the way out.”
The girl stood up from the chair and exited the room, making sure to close the door behind her as she went.