Great question over at StackOverflow.... How did you get your first programming job? The top story includes this gem:
Luckily I didn't have any quizzes or tests the next day, so I hopped into my P.O.S. Nissan Sentra and drove 3 1/2 hours home. When I got there, I realized that the only suit I had was a tan corduroy leisure suit I last wore in 9th grade. The mall was closed, so I had to make due. Fortunately I was the same height as I was in 9th grade, but the trousers were a tight squeeze.