I wonder when the job interview came up.
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Different Definitions Of “Friend”
“I was looking for a summer job during college and wasn’t having a lot of success.
My aunt told me, ‘Hey, I’m really good friends with the guy who owns a local pizza shop and taphouse and he’s hiring. I told him about you and I’m sure he’ll hire you on the spot! Just let him know I’m your aunt and he’ll remember. I think he’s at the restaurant now, just go and ask for him.’
I put on a nice shirt and printed out a resume. I asked for him at the hostess station and he came out.
I introduced myself and said, ‘My aunt is a friend of yours and she said you were looking to hire someone.’
He responded, ‘Umm no, not right now. What did you say your aunt’s name was?’
I repeated it and he said, ‘I don’t know anyone with that name.’
At this point, I’m pretty deflated and I confirmed his name. He looked over my resume, asked a couple of questions but kept circling back to my aunt and how she would have known him.
Finally, he asked, ‘Do you have a picture?’
I showed him and he said, ‘Oh, she was in here a couple of nights ago. She uh-‘
Suddenly it clicked and I said, ‘Did she come in, get obnoxiously hammered, tell you her life story and probably stay past closing?’
Relieved, he responded, ‘Actually, yeah.’
Deflated, I said, ‘Yeah that makes sense. Thank you for your time.'”