CANBERRA, AAP – Local blogging identity Miss Shauny was coaxed down from a tall building today after receiving the seventeenth rejection letter in her fruitless quest for a new job.
"This one really gutted me," said the distraught Braddon resident. "I've been looking since January and this time I dared to dream. Thirty-five applicants and I actually managed to get an interview, I prepared like crazy and thought I had it in the bag."
After receiving her rejection letter, Miss Shauny went to Telstra Tower where she stood on the viewing deck and bellowed "Goodbye cruel world" to anyone who would listen, dangling her toes over the edge.
Her deranged cries were heard by two Japanese tourists who notified Tower staff. After three hours of intense negotiations and use of megaphones, Miss Shauny was lured from her perch with the promise of chocolate and an agreement that Channel 10 would reduce its screenings of Everybody Loves Raymond by 75 percent.
Representatives from the interview panel were hesitant to comment on why Miss Shauny was not offered the position; a web developer role in an unnamed large government building located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin that resembles a poor man's Parthenon and houses a shitload of books.
"While Miss Shauny believes we don't want her because she is untalented, unattractive and incapable, there's more to it than that. Let's just say that we get a lot of people applying for jobs here purely because they always wanted to shag in a library and see this as their chance. She has that look about her."
Meanwhile, the secretarial world rejoiced at the news that they would not be losing one of their brightest new talents.
"She is really coming along with that Excel," said an anonymous source. "And today she learned how to change the toner cartridge on the printer and only got a small amount of ink on her clothes. We all gathered round and clapped politely."