What went wrong?
I was interviewed for a technician job at an English University a few (20) years ago. The interview panel was the head of the department, the person who would be my manager and an idiot from HR.
All seemed to go well until the HR guy, who had been glaring, silently at me the whole time, said "I see from your CV you did well at school. What went wrong after that?" (I had been chucked out of university after first year).
I thought my answer of "I discovered drink and drugs" would ensure me not getting the job but the idiot had pissed me off.
Both the head of the department and the manager grinned and the HR guy looked incredibly angry.
Two hours later I got a phone call to offer me the job.
Two months later the HR guy lost his.
I loved that job and the people I worked with (even some of the more annoying academics).
P.S. I still work in a University but in a completely different role.