This is about the job that never actually happened.
When I was 16, I was offered a job at a bakery my dad and his coffee buddies had started going to in the mornings. The owner was all excited about hiring me because my name was in the name of the shop (Think something like *Annie’s Treats and my name is *Anne) I was very excited as it would be my first job for someone other than my father! We set up a Saturday date and time for me to start about a week or so later. I went home and could hardly wait to start my first-ever real job!
That Saturday morning, when I got up, my mom told me that my dad had called and said that I was not to come to work. I was kind of shocked, but having grown up in a very religious Baptist home, I was taught to always obey commands like that from my dad. I waited for him to get home so I could ask what was up. He got home and told me this story.
Dad had gone to the bakery that morning with his coffee buddies like normal, but while there, the owner had asked my dad if he could do some drywall and paint work for him (Dad was a self-contracting painter, so this was nothing unusual.) Owner guy took Dad into the back room of the bakery and showed him a wall with numerous holes that were different sizes, all over the wall. Dad, being curious and kind of shocked, asked him what had happened. OG told him that he had a bit of a temper, and whenever he got mad at something or somebody, he would come back here and kick and punch the wall. Dad declined the job, left the bakery, and called Mom to tell me to not come in to work. He had to run some errands before he could come home, so he didn’t want me to go to work before he got home to tell me about all this. Needless to say, Dad never went back there for his coffee with his buddies again. Most of them had already started going back to where they used to meet before anyway, so it was no big deal. A few week later, Dad was told by one of his buddies that still went there that OG had gotten mad at some offhand remark buddy had made and OG put salt in his coffee instead of sugar. Annie’s Treats stayed in business for about a year longer, but never seemed to be very busy. I don’t really wonder why! 0531-13