For the first time in my life yesterday, a non mahram, non muslim male asked if he was allowed to extend his hand to me for a handshake. I was at a job interview and when I walked in the room and saw I was being interviewed by two females and one dude, my heart sank and I began panicking. When I thanked him and told him that was the first time someone had ever asked me that, he told me others need to become more culturally aware. As the interview progressed I gathered this guy had the ability to flick from street to formal in the flash of a second, much like myself. I also realised half way through the interview that this job wasn’t for me but didnt know how to tell them so I started answering my questions poorly in order to completely throw them off. At one point I actually answered a yes no question with ‘hell no’.
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