I got a letter from the CIA two days ago, a thin one:
Thank you for expressing interest in serving your country though a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Unfortunately, after careful review, we have been unable to identify an available position commensurate with your background and experience.
Commensurate? WTF? Based on context, I knew what it meant. But I had to look it up to get the actual definition:
Main Entry: comÂ·menÂ·suÂ·rate
Pronunciation: k&-‘men(t)s-r&t, -‘men(t)sh-; -‘men(t)-s&-, -sh&-
Etymology: Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com- + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure, from Latin mensura measure — more at MEASURE
1 : equal in measure or extent : COEXTENSIVE
2 : corresponding in size, extent, amount, or degree : PROPORTIONATE
3 : COMMENSURABLE 1
– comÂ·menÂ·suÂ·rateÂ·ly adverb
– comÂ·menÂ·suÂ·raÂ·tion /-“men(t)-s&-‘rA-sh&n, -sh&-/ noun
Okay then. Guess I’m just to good for the CIA. But wait! There’s more!
I received an email from Boeing yesterday:
Dear Andrew Ferguson,
Congratulations! You are currently under consideration for one or more positions at The Boeing Company.
I filled out the remaining information for that internship and now it’s back to the waiting game. As a note, this is the same internship that I was working on apply to last summer.
Other things that are still in the loop, Nordstrom and a Europe Trip.0