This week's interview was in an unorthodox surrounding as I questioned David Bernard Crittenden, 21 from Maidstone in his garage!
Whether he chose this venue because he was apprehensive of the questions that were going to be asked of him in front of his cousins or purely because it was the best place in the house, I don't know but either way it was a good interview.
Dave attends Brunel University, Uxbridge and is currently on a year's work placement at a graphic design organisation.
In his free time, he enjoys to play guitar along with a round a golf when he can fit it in and is currently running a five a side team in the Maidstone Area named "No Name."
For a team that plays in all black, I thought it would be appropriately named "The Dark Knights" but it was turned down. You can only offer these things!
Moving on swiftly, I asked Dave what he liked about Kent to which he responded "I don't really venture out of Maidstone much but Kent has some great public parks and countryside. I like the fact that it is so close to London and has a good night life for young people."
Despite not leaving his hometown often, Dave still knows where he can get some of the best grub in Kent.
"My favourite eating spot has to be The Lord Raglan at Staplehurst. The homemade Cadbury's Crunchie ice cream is the best!"
While he is at home, he likes to watch The Office & Extras, The Apprentice and The Inbetweeners. When it comes to movies, he highly recommends the newly release 'DEVIL' along with Me, Myself and Irene, The Naked Gun Trilogy and The Bourne Trilogy.
Looking at Dave's list of comedy movies, I think Leslie Nielsen would be proud that Lt Frank Drebin is so well thought of from a younger persons perspective, which has to rate a 9 out of 10 on my comedy scale.
Now Dave has a story which is a perfect example of what he can get himself into when with the wrong people.
When Dave was younger, his mother sent him and one of his cousins down to the newsagents on the corner of his street to pick up some jelly.
When they arrived, they asked the sales assistant where the jelly was. Unfortunately for them, he was a foreign assistant who had trouble understanding English and responding with "You want some Chilies?"
Shaking their heads, they said "No Jelly." but the assistant persisted to ask them "You want some Chilies?"
After a long back and forth conversation, Dave and his cousin decided to use a bit of reverse psychology and when he asked them "You want some Chilies?" they said "Yes, Chilies."
Returning back to Dave's house, they presented his Mum with a box. Instead of being Rowntree's Jelly, the box contained Mexican Chilies.
To this day Dave is constantly reminded of his error as is his cousin. Another unfortunate thing regarding this issue is that Dave's cousin was older. He should have known better.
Dave's cousin was ME! It makes me laugh everytime we re-tell it and it is just a funny story.
I asked Dave if there was anything in Kent he would change to make it better to which he responded "I think the facilities are great for sports like tennis but the prices to hire and use them are far from in keeping with value for money. In the current economic climate, I would reduce the rates to draw more people in."
It is good to hear that Dave has little to criticise about the county and I think he is right in thinking that by reducing costs to use facilities such as tennis courts will benefit the company in the long term and will attract more customers who are looking for cheaper alternatives due to the economic climate.
Additionally, Dave mentioned, like a few other interviewees have, that opportunties for youngsters are far and few between and there should be more programmes to encourage youngsters to get invovled in different activities.
By this stage my toes were growing numb in the cold autumn weather so i thought I would wrap the interview up (no pun intended) and asked him this week's random question of the week:
You have a dinner party planned and can invite 3 celebrities / famous people to dine with. Who would they be and why?
"Well the first has got to be Sir David Attenborough because he has seen so much of the natural world and I am sure he has a bundle of stories to tell. Secondly I would pick Rob Brydon to lighten the mood and to crack me up. And thirdly, I would pick Wayne Rooney at this moment in time to just find out what is going on in his life because I am sure there is plenty more to know than what has been released to the public."
I think Dave has a good mix of guests in there: a well respected presenter, a comedian and a sport personality.
Thanks again to Dave for his time and all the best with his University Degree.
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