I work night shift, so I wake up in the afternoon around 3:00pm-4:00pm to go work at night. I scheduled an interview with a company in the afternoon, and since this is technically my morning I was a bit groggy.
During the interview I noticed I came across a bit unexcited for the role given I had recently woken up. Maybe it was because I was nervous, but I sought to clarify that I was excited for this position, and if I came across as uninterested, it was because I work night shift so this is technically my morning. My exact words were something along the lines of 'sorry if I seem out of it'. The interviewer basically commented that they hadn't noticed and we continued on.
In the end of the interview, I was told that had I not mentioned it, they would've never noticed and I should avoid making comments like that, which really took me by surprise. They didn't say it directly but made it seem like what I had said was a bad thing and would hurt my chances.
Why was this a bad thing? If I have an early morning interview and if I or the interviewer yawn or seem groggy, it's known that it's not because we are not interested but rather because it's still early in the morning. I just wanted to clarify that to me this was my morning. Plus considering I was told they would've never noticed, it's not like I came across as sleepy myself.
So in what way was I wrong to tell the interviewer that this was technically my morning? I can't see why this is a bad thing.