By jevoulaisfaireserieux - 27/05/2014 01:21 - Republic of Ecuador - Bah
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I'd say YDI. If the interview was that important, you probably should have found a very private place. I hope the hippie at least sang your praises while playing the ukulele. It's common courtesy.
explaining your circumstances won't help. you showed up to your interview wearing sweats. it clearly wasn't important enough for you. also, if you are in a youth hostel, you're the hippie.
The FML said nothing about the OP wearing sweats to the interview. So I have no idea where you got that from. Also, not everyone has the money to spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on a hotel/resort for their vacation. Hostels tend to be cheap, easy, and their more communal environment allows you to meet nice people sometimes. So don't be so judgemental, the OP staying in a youth hostel could be for many reasons other than they're a hippie. Even still though, what's wrong with being a hippie?
Honestly I wouldn't worry about it too much. The interruption is probably less important than how you reacted to it. If you kept your cool and stayed professional that will reflect well on you. Plus one of the biggest risks in interviewing for a position with lots of applicants is them not remembering you so you don't have to worry about that for this one! Also to everyone saying get a private space the last time I was in central America people didn't just have the internet and WiFi in their houses or stores. A few hotels did and other than that you went to an internet cafe. Depending on where OP is a private spot may not have been an option.
With some luck, you will be selected because your interview will be the only one they remember. When you go to your second interview, there will be two or three coworkers playing ukulele and smoking make-believe joints behind the guy who will tell you "You're hired!".