Interview of the Month: Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith

Hey people! My name is Rebecca and the people here at Edinburgh CC have really kindly let me do some interviews from them! I have been wanting to become an interviewer for years and years and years as I think I have a way with words and also of with people I like!

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So not you 80’s Sean Bean. STAY AWAY FROM ME 80’S SEAN BEAN!

I’m going to be interviewing people who live and work in Edinburgh about their working lives. I’m going to ask them questions like ‘How is your job?’ or ‘How did that happen?’ and ‘Hahaha, and was it fatal?’ or ‘why does he always pretend to be someone he’s not? He’s NOT a boxer! He’s an actor! Come onnnnnn! Stop lying!’ 

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You’re not fooling anyone. And you’ll always be the second most popular Mr Bean in the world. You grizzled bear man impostor with those cheeks and… and… those, those eyes…. ohhhhhhh… Sean…. no I can’t! Oh god, oh go on! More.. MORE…SEAN! 

So this week, my first week, we’re going to be speaking to a very special lady called Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith (I know! What a name! Apparently she’s got a double barrelled fist name because it was arguing over what to call her that drove her parents to divorce, what a scoop! Ha! ‘Hello Daily Herald!’ Ha! Right!). She’s a web designer who used to work south of the border at an agency in Liverpool but has recently come back home to try and make her own way in the world. You go girl! So here is a transcription of my interview, hope it goes well!

So, Delia-Jonjo, can I call you Delia-Andrea? Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith will be fine actually.

Ah, O….k. Well! Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith, what is it that drew you to web design? Hi, thank you for having me. Well I guess I just figured it was something I could do, theres some money in it and all the things I actually cared about had completely fallen through. So, I thought ‘well, we can’t all be special’ Which is a good thing to realise. So I went for it. And it has been…. good.

OK! Wow, that is really great. So, Delia, I wond- Sorry… Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith, if you would. I don’t mean to be difficult.

Oh sorry! Not at all! So Ms Burton-Smith I wonder if- Look… I really don’t want to be awkward… it’s Delia…Andrea…Burton…Smith. That is my name, it is really not so difficult. If you’d please just say my name.

Right, well it is a little long- just say my name.

Well it’s just that- say my name.

Well I- Say it.

Er- Say my name

Is this really necessary- SAY MY NAME!  ARE YOU LISTENING NOW?! SAY MY NAME! SAY MY NAME OR SO HELP ME GOD I WILL PAINT IT ON THE WALL IN YOUR BLOOD! 

… Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith. Again.

.Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith. Again! Louder!

Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith! LOUDER!

DELIA-Andrea Burton SMITH! DELIA-Andrea Burton-SMITH!  I’M SORRY! I’M SO, SO SORRY! DELIA-Andrea Burton-SMITH!

(ED. It gets a little harder to hear the tape here unfortunately as rebecca cries for a while. After a while though she seems to get herself together) 

So, I hoped we could talk abou- this interview is over.

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Oh Walter White Sean Bean. What did I do wrong? 

(Ed’s note: Rebecca did not manage to get any pictures of Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith, and apparently had no wi-fi and only pictures from a slide show she did about Sean Bean on her computer. She will not be doing anymore interviews for us.)

Interview of the Month: Delia-Andrea Burton-Smith

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