When people come in to do job interviews, the appointments are set up by a member of the Human Resources department. The applicants are supposed to meet with the HR representative first, who will then introduce them to the hiring manager. Often the applicant will remember the manager's name from the initial phone conversation, and simply ask for him or her when they arrive for the interview. If I then suggest that maybe they spoke to one of our HR people, they will say, "Oh yes, that's right! I was supposed to ask for her!" Then I call back and inform the person they are actually supposed to see.
There is an important position open in the Marketing department, and most of the people who have come in lately to speak to the Marketing director have been interviewing for that job. So when a guy in a suit came in this morning and said that he was to meet with the Marketing Director, I asked him if he was supposed to talk to Human Resources. Turns out that he's a vendor, not an applicant. Ok, no big deal.
Except that when they were finished their meeting and the Marketing director was walking him to the door, I noticed that the guy was telling the story. Like, "Ha ha, she thought I needed a job! But I have a job! It's so funny!"
Huh? That's anecdote-worthy? Right.