I bet when you read the topic, most of you thought ” How much ‘money’ can i take?”. Well you all got it wrong, I meant How much of “me” can you take – hey, I didnt mean you, asin You, so stop hissing.- So I’m roaming the internet as usual, looking for some excitement, and out of sheer boredom and joblessness, I say hi to you. You have been on my facebook/bbm contact list for a millenium but we barely talk, as you dont reply my pings or you reply a week later *I’m guilty of that too*. And you’ll be like…*pic* mtchew
Well, today is my lucky night, you reply on time, we’ve exchanged a few lines, then you drop the bombshell >>> Tell me about you or the weird version, Can I know you<<< Oh God, what do I say? How much info do you want? How much can you take.? Do you want the about.com version or the wikipedia version..#hehe. Both versions are perfect along with their issues.. the former being too short and the latter too long. I might tell you the short one, in which case if you are not a conversationalist, the conversation dies with a ok. On the other hand, you get the long one and you freak out because its too much info, you were just trying to be friendly. So I’ll ask again ” How Much of Me can you Take”.
Hey, I prefer not to be asked that question at all. Its too formal. Its not a job interview. You want to know me, talk to me often, ask direct questions jor not a yes or no question though, ask my opinion. You’ll know plenty about me. So when I ask the question; dont say “anything” cos if i give you the short version, you wont be knowing nada about me and if its the long version, you seriously will be overwhelmed.
When someone says tell me a little about you. What would you Say? What version will you give?
NB: Although this piece was written in the first person pronoun #ehm i hope thats correct, its not necessarily about me. While I never ask the tell me about you question, I’m guilty of somethings in the write up. Hope you enjoy it.
Oh, by the way, the about.com version is better for job interviews. You dont want the interviewers to be like wtf..