In any other situation it would attract ridicule
be labelled delusional
or more prosaically, “bullshit.”
At recruitment it’s called self belief.
Then, it is permissible to promise magic
to possess secret knowledge
to halve costs
make water flow uphill.
The question was not unexpected
a request for self-description as an employee.
I said my work was characterised by the absence of mistakes
rather than the presence of brilliance.
Two contemptuous faces turn face to face
and then to face … loser.
For the back story click Backstage
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