Proust Questionnaire: Harry Sale

November 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment





Proust Questionnaire: Harry Sale







The Proust Questionnaire is a mini-interview. Its name and modern popularity (see Vanity Fair) is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.

The next victim participant is my brother, Harry. Harry is an Investment Professional at RBC Dominion Securities. He is also a kick-ass uncle who hosts the annual "Frosting Fest" for my kids: an all-night celebration of pizza, Three Stooges, video games, and a tub of Betty Crocker's finest.

What brief advice would you give yourself at age 19?

Save up, and work out. Both will come in handy later in life when you really need it.


(Possibly related) What article of clothing was your worst choice, in retrospect?
Aggressively flared black jeans. Yikes!


What was your favourite age?




First movie you remember?

Tiny Tunes: How I Spent My Vacation. Could probably still quote every line in that movie. 

Do you have a motto?
Not exactly. But if I did, “chin up.”


What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Career transition. One step back, way more steps forward than I could have imagined. If you don’t like where you are, change it. Doesn’t matter how long it takes. You’ll thank yourself for it infinite times over. 

What is a popular thing, that you just "don't get"?
Pokemon Go. Kardashians. Reality TV. 


What word do you consistently mis-spell?


What word or phrase do you overuse?


What word is the most overused with others?
Also beauty. 

In an alternate universe, what is your career?

Formula One Driver.


What food did you hate as a kid that you now love?
Almost everything. Veggies in general would be #1. 


What food did you love as a kid that you now hate?

Cheez Whiz.


What is your greatest fear?
Being unhappy. 


Your guilty pleasure TV/movie/music?
The Three Stooges/Mean Girls/Katy Perry


What book do you feel you really should have read by now?
Anything fiction. Too fixated on non-fiction. 

First song (or album) you remember buying.
Black Album – Metallica. 


Your guilty-pleasure, alone in the car, sing-along song?
Probably anything by Katy Perry. Theme developing here?


Free trip to anywhere on earth for 3 weeks... where would you go?
Japan. 100%. I will try Japanese sushi before I die.


What’s one thing should all men know?


What one thing should all women know?

Also manners.


If you could have a beer/coffee with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?




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