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My daughter Larkin gets asked unusual questions when she explores job opportunities. Last night I got a text from her asking if I could talk. She wanted to know what kind of food she'd be if she had to be a food.
What kind of food?
Yeah, she said, when I called her. It's like my dream job and the only question they ask is what kind of food I'd be.
Larkin and I brainstormed possible responses for a while, and had a few really good laughs. I started with the idea of trail mix because of the flexibility and usefulness. She scoffed. Vanilla ice cream since it goes with everything? Another not so positive response.
"Okay," I said. "What do you want to say about yourself? What do you think is important?"
We talked more about that and thought about other foods. An avocado? (Healthy, multiple uses...) We decided it was too fleeting in its readiness since unripe ones are so bad and overripe ones are such a waste. A loaf of bread? Possibly-- there are a lot of things to do with that!
Eventually, Larkin came to what I think was a decision, although she's been known to change her mind after a conversation, a tendency I admire and love about her. Once she did, I asked the usual question:
Have you googled this?
We cracked up at some of the answers:
Turns out there's even a personality test to see what kind of food you'd be, just in case you're curious. I recommend the conversation over the quiz, though! And I'll keep you posted if the company likes Larkin's answers!