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the IRS interviewing employees (transcripts, with empty Q's, as in Brief Interviews)

Foster Wallace, D. (2012). §14. In Foster Wallace, D. The Pale King. Penguin, pp. 102-119

105

[...] If the examiner looks at the documentarian instead of the camera, it can appear evasive or coerced. It's not optimal, and the prebriefer's advice is to look into the camera as one would a trusted friend's eyes, or a mirror, depending.

the implication that the listener might not have a trusted friend is just the right amount of subtle. so good

—p.105 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

[...] If the examiner looks at the documentarian instead of the camera, it can appear evasive or coerced. It's not optimal, and the prebriefer's advice is to look into the camera as one would a trusted friend's eyes, or a mirror, depending.

the implication that the listener might not have a trusted friend is just the right amount of subtle. so good

—p.105 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago
118

[...] as long as he's screaming and trying to beat himself unconscious against the wall of the room, they're going to keep him in that little room, and as long as he's in that little room, he's going to be screaming, because the whole problem is that he's a claustrophobic. He's a living example of how there has to be some slack or play in the rules and procedures for certain cases, or else sometimes there's going to be some ridiculous foul-up and someone's going to be in living hell. The episode was even called "Rules and Procedures," and none of us ever forgot it.

an ep of Twilight Zone (maybe). not sure how to use this but it's kinda funny

—p.118 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

[...] as long as he's screaming and trying to beat himself unconscious against the wall of the room, they're going to keep him in that little room, and as long as he's in that little room, he's going to be screaming, because the whole problem is that he's a claustrophobic. He's a living example of how there has to be some slack or play in the rules and procedures for certain cases, or else sometimes there's going to be some ridiculous foul-up and someone's going to be in living hell. The episode was even called "Rules and Procedures," and none of us ever forgot it.

an ep of Twilight Zone (maybe). not sure how to use this but it's kinda funny

—p.118 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago
118

[...] as long as he's screaming and trying to beat himself unconscious against the wall of the room, they're going to keep him in that little room, and as long as he's in that little room, he's going to be screaming, because the whole problem is that he's a claustrophobic. He's a living example of how there has to be some slack or play in the rules and procedures for certain cases, or else sometimes there's going to be some ridiculous foul-up and someone's going to be in living hell.

an ep of Twilight Zone (maybe). not sure how to use this but it's kinda funny

—p.118 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

[...] as long as he's screaming and trying to beat himself unconscious against the wall of the room, they're going to keep him in that little room, and as long as he's in that little room, he's going to be screaming, because the whole problem is that he's a claustrophobic. He's a living example of how there has to be some slack or play in the rules and procedures for certain cases, or else sometimes there's going to be some ridiculous foul-up and someone's going to be in living hell.

an ep of Twilight Zone (maybe). not sure how to use this but it's kinda funny

—p.118 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago