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Interview II
Interview III

The second member of the crew is Big Dave from Yorkshire. Heīs fast talking and fast teaching so stand back. Rich is the inquisitor.

    1.Why did you decide to come to Germany?

    I lived in Germany for six months before going to University and enjoyed myself so much I decided to return.

    2.What are your plans for the future?

    At present there are lots of opportunities for me here in Germany, but the direction theyíll take me in is  an unknown quantity.

    3.What has been the most embarrassing moment of your life?

    It happened about a year ago and I still cringe when I think of it.  I was working for a summer school in Cambridge and taught students from various countries. There was a big Taiwanese contingent in my class; all women Ė or so I thought! It wasnít until prize giving, which was in front of the entire school of 150, that I realised my mistake. As I presented certificates to my class I shook the menís hands and gave the ladies a hug and a kiss(any excuse). It just so happened that I had managed to mistake one male student for a female student for the whole course. This initial embarrassment was compounded when I gave him a big hug and a kiss.  This was met with howls of laughter and wolf whistles from the audience, but didnít compare to the ribbing I received from the other teachers Ė typical!

    4.Do you have a girlfriend?

    No, any offers?

    5.What do you like best about your job?

    The satisfaction received when the lesson Iíve created and engineered is enjoyed by my students.

    6.Have you made new friends here in Germany?

    Yes. It was slow at first, but now Iíve plenty. Life is good!

    7.How would you describe yourself?

    Tall, dark and handsome(please refer to question four)

    8.Can you cook?

    Canít cook, wonít cook. No, thatís not true. If I have time I enjoy cooking and the end product is usually edible.

    9.Do you go out a lot and where do you go?

    Yes, I go out too much. Youíll have to ask Rich the second part because I usually canít remember where weíve been.

    10.Is there anything you donít like about the Germans?    No.