Sunday, October 13, 2019
Personal Interview of a Friend Essay -- Interviews essays research pap
I interview my friend, Tim F. Mr. F was born on January 08, 1976 Cleveland, Ohio to M. J. and J. F. Mr. F. prefers to be addressed as Tim. He is mixed, TimÃ¢â¬â¢s mother is mixed with black and white and his father is black. His dad left them when he was twelve years old but still came around every now and again. She remarried when he was eighteen. He is an African American male at the age of twenty-eight. He came from a middle class family, but his had more money than she leaded him believe. He was an only child but he had plenty aunt and uncles to go around. His mother came from a big family. She had three older brothers, two younger sisters and a younger brother. She was the middle child. Having three older brothers they always were harder on her she said, because she was the oldest of the younger girls. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s why he felt that his mother was so hard on him. Mr. F is a kind-hearted person. I thought I knew Mr. F very well until I did this interview. He showed a side that I never knew he had. Mr. F attends New Harvest Church. Mr. F currently stays here in Montgomery, Alabama with his daughter Nicole. Instead of going to college Mr. F joined the Marines at the age of twenty-three. He wanted to make a better life for his self because he said that he was going to end up dead or in jail and that is two places that he did not want to be. Mr. F felt like the Marines would be the best route to not only developing him into manhood but also providing him with the best thing to do. Ã¢â¬Å"I wanted to be a better person and open up doors of opportunity for myself. I wanted to provide for my family, buy a house and be able to live comfortably. During the four years he was in the Marines, Mr. F traveled thought the United States and around the world to Japan, Australia, Korea, Panama and the Philippines while traveling he was available to get numerous certification in computer programming. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Mr. F lives in Town Lakes in Montgomery, Alabama upper class area. He is one of a few black neighbors in the whole neighborhood. Sometimes he feels that he should have not moved out there, because he wants his daughter to feel what it is like to not be handed everything in life. Mr. F loves his daughter to no end, but NicoleÃ¢â¬â¢s mother on the other hand, he say he could just live without. Mr. F weakness is he gives into his daughter too easily. As a child Mr. F he often found himsel... ...the question. That is one thing that I feel that I did not do enough of, is to keep on and stay on track of the answering of certain questions. He had seemed to be in a fun mood the day we did the interview. Earlier that week he and his mother got into a disagreement about something. He did not say what it was at the time but now I know it was because Mrs. J-F was upset because she has not seen her grand-daughter in almost a year. I was pleased to that he agreed to do the interview, after having a bad week earlier. When I told him that I would be video taping him he was ecstatic. He was in a playful mood. I listened to everything my client had to say and wanted to say. I also took notes on some things that we should have talked about in our next meeting. I showed good body language to my client. He knew I was paying attention to him because I was nodding my head and restating some of his comments to him answer. Some of the things I need to work on would be is to just let him continue talking and not cut him off so much. I feel that because Mr. F and I are very good fri ends and that is why I feel that cut him off so much, but I think I can and will do much better next time.