In 5 Years

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
Me: I don’t know. Where?
Interviewer: What?
Me: I thought you were asking for a location, like “where do you catch the bus?” I don’t know where I can see 5 years into the future.
Interviewer: That’s not the kind of answer I was looking for.
Me: Well, ask a stupid question….

Bulmash says that “years after my job application joke, I’m still feeling the need to smart-ass the job hunting process.”

Greg Bulmash, left, and Randy Cassingham

It’s been more than two decades since my long-time buddy Greg Bulmash wrote one of the first super-viral online posts, his April 1997 McDonald’s Job Application humor piece that someone started forwarding around the Internet as real — and it went viral.

(You may also remember his earlier appearance on this site.)


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