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“Well now. You do have a rather impressive résumé.”

“Thank you.”

“However… we do feel there may be some cause for concern over this, uh, this six-year gap in your employment history.”

“Yes, I - I thought that might come up.”

“Would you care to elaborate on that a little bit?”

“Sure. You’ll find that it’s pretty easily explained if you refer to the ‘Awards and Achievements’ section on the next page.”

“Ah. That would be the part that says ‘United States Presidential Election: Second Place’?”

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“I see. Yes. Well. Um, thank you for stopping by.”

“So should I call - “

“That - that won’t be necessary. We, ah, we’ll call you.”

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