Originally Posted by Gathering Rain:
Mine was back in 99 when was a backpacker in Sydney. I got a one day trial as a kitchen hand in a small restaurant. The owner/manager was giving me instructions on how to clean the kitchen when Help is Coming came on the radio.
I'd never heard it before. As the first line of the vocal came in my attention totally switched from the cleaning lesson to the radio. I was thinking "Is that Neil Finn singing?" By the third line I was telling the manager to shush. Let's just say he didn't appreciate that.
My career in the restaurant business had lasted less than 2 hours.
HA HA, smart move, buddy! Mine was high drama, emphasis on high! My boss and her hubby tore into the place, coked up to their eyeballs (in a gym, no less!) I was with my client, when the boss's husband booms over the music, "Good to see you again, Dee! I don't suppose you worried what might happen to your business, while you were off in New Zealand, stalking Tim Finn! Everyone knows your a f___ing stalker!" He wasn't joking either. I was furious that he'd humiliated me in front of so many people, but suggesting that I would ever harm Tim was even worse! Watch this woman fly! I felt 2 strong hands grab my arms and hold them behind my back. I wanted to strangle the old bastard!
I quit on the spot. The boss wasn't happy, having seen how tireless I worked, saving up for the NZ trip. Months later, she made her husband offer what almost sounded like an apology and I did come back. One guy, who was in the gym on the day said to me, "I was sorry when Brad held you back. It's not every day, you see a tiny woman hit a big c___ like that!"
"Hit him?", I replied, "I was gonna kill him!"