Fandango’s Provocative Question #155


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I remember back in the day when I was still working, I would often get invited to interview for jobs with other companies than the one I was working for. And I would, if the position sounded interesting enough, agree to the interview. It seemed at the time that many interviewers liked to ask what they considered to be probing or provocative questions that had nothing to do with my previous experience or my qualifications for the job for which I was being interviewed.

One such provocative question that they often asked was, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” I was an excellent interviewee, if I do say so myself, so, if I was at all interested in the position, I’d come up with some bullshit answer that I figured the interviewer wanted to hear.

But I always thought that question was a ridiculous question to ask a candidate for a job, and what I really would have liked to have said in response to that question, although I never did say it other than in my imagination was, “Where do I see myself five years from now? Anywhere but here working for an asshole like you.”

For this week’s provocative question, it’s my turn to be that asshole who asks you the question…

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

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26 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #155

  1. bushboy February 2, 2022 / 3:07 am

    I bet that when someone was asked that five years ago, no one would have the right answer for today

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  2. Paula Light February 2, 2022 / 5:10 am

    Lol, an easy one: exactly the same as now, but 5 years closer to retirement, which will (hopefully) be nice!

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  3. rugby843 February 2, 2022 / 7:58 am

    Hopefully same place, same health with no change😂

    Sent from my iPhone


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      • Fandango February 2, 2022 / 11:23 am

        Yes it did. Thanks for joining in. It sounds like either of your two scenarios will be nice, especially if we’re still not having to deal with COVID five years hence.

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        • wrookieschu February 2, 2022 / 11:24 am

          Oh please let it be gone by then or at least we can live with it safely 🙏🏼

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong February 2, 2022 / 11:44 am

    Considering that Garry’s going to be 80 and me 75, I am going to skip this one. Maybe I’ll be around then. Maybe not.. I don’t really want to think about it.

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    • Fandango February 2, 2022 / 12:22 pm

      I’ll be turning 81 in 2027, so who knows if I’ll be around, either.


  5. Melanie B Cee February 2, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    I too dislike that question immensely. I’d do the same thing you did – a soft shoe shuffling dance and spout some tripe that I thought the interviewer wanted to hear. My dislike didn’t stop me from posting an answer though.

    FPQ #155 2-2-2022

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    • Fandango February 2, 2022 / 12:23 pm

      I’m glad you did, Melanie.


  6. Nope, Not Pam February 3, 2022 / 1:46 am


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