Fresh out of college, and with my fledgling portfolio in hand, I interviewed for a foot in the door as a creative group assistant at one of New York's iconic ad agencies. Before even glancing at my work, they asked, "How fast can you type?"
I couldn't type.
I wanted to be a writer, not a typist, and I'd pecked my way through college term papers, reports, and the like.
They gave me a typing test that I managed to "pass," and I guess my work was good enough, because they hired me.
Since then, I've been privileged to work on the agency and corporate side, writing, creating, directing, communicating, telling stories, making difficult things easy to understand, strategizing, positioning, and building and maintaining brands.
I still, however, can't type.