It took some digging, but I succeeded in tracking down a bar frequented by my latest interview. Her language is, to put it mildly, a little flowery, so the answers below have been a wee bit edited in accordance to my Clean Reads policy.
What is your greatest fear?
Discovering all the bars are closed after getting off a long shift. Er. Not the answer you were looking for?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Not being able to wait until no one is looking before flattening an overly annoying person? You should patent that look.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
An inability to match me drink for drink. Okay, seriously, if you’re going to be that way, double minded people who don’t know what loyalty is.
Which living person do you most admire?
You may have trouble believing this, after all he is neither from Merchant Lord stock or supported by any major merchant consortium, but my boss. Not the little guys I have to answer to on a day to day basis, the big man, Carryl Runderfiord. I mean, look what he has build without the benefit of all those aforementioned connections.
Which living person do you most despise?
I have to name just one? You may want to move onto another question.
When and where were you happiest?
In spite of our present surroundings, I’m really the happiest when I’m elbow deep in a tricky engineering problem. Machines don’t make unreasoned demands on your time and attention.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’m told I need to cultivate a modicum of self control. Refer back to my comment about waiting before flooring an, um, annoying person.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Surely you see this jagged scar above my right eyebrow. You’ve been glancing at it often enough. There’s quite the story, but I don’t think you’re up to it.
What do you most value in your friends?
They don’t give me that look when my language gets a little, shall we say, colourful.
What is your greatest regret?
I’m where I want to be, doing what I want to do. Well, my glass is empty.
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