Welcome to the Random Student Interview. Do I know you?
Hey! How’ve you been?
(Woman keeps walking)
Hey! Haven’t seen you in a while!
Do you know who I am?
No. That’s why I wasn’t stopping.
Well, I don’t know you either. I just wanted to know if you wanted to do the Random Student Interview.
Maybe. What’s that?
It’s a really fun thing to do for three minutes. Like sex.
Cool. So what’s your name?
Year and school?
No. Engineering, actually.
Oh cool! Girl in Engineering! I’ve stopped a lot of people and I haven’t gotten that yet. Do you get people freaking out a lot?
Some people don’t believe me.
Good thing? Bad thing?
Both, I guess. When it’s in the context of: ‘There’s no pretty Engineering girls,’ then, you know.
That’s a good thing, then!
But when people think that I’m not capable, like, ‘Oh, you’re an engineer?,’ it’s kind of offensive. It’s a mix. Sometimes more good than bad.
OK. That’s fun. Did you really think I knew you from somewhere? When I first stopped you?
I thought that at first you might’ve thought that you knew me, but I was pretty sure that I didn’t know you.
OK. OK. I was going to take it a lot further, but I couldn’t follow through.
What were you going to do?
Well, I could tell you were going to leave, but I was going to ask you about someone specific as if we had a mutual friend or something and just see how long you’d talk to me.
And if you would’ve been a guy, I could’ve said something like: ‘Hey, why didn’t you ever call me back? I thought we had something special.’
Yeah, but everyone probably would’ve just crab walked away like you wanted to.
Go ahead and do that now.
– Mikaela is an Engineering senior.