Wednesday, 14 November 2007

a disgruntled apprentice

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000
From: Ceels

Subject: a disgruntled apprentice.

Sometimes work feels like a second family to me. So I will introduce them to you. There is Sal, who most often works the woks, which is the section next to mine. She is the older sister who puts up with you and probably loves you in her older sister way, but you don't want to piss her off.

Mel would be our work mum; she bosses you thoroughly and makes sure you're happy.

Aunty Sara is a bit mad, organises things and takes up the secondary bossing role. She hates the waiters (you could call them long time neighbours) and says things about them to make you laugh.

Paul is the affable old uncle who is a bit absentminded but mostly well meaning.

Dan is the cousin whom no one can stand, who gets drunk at Christmas and makes inappropriate jokes about the angel and the Christmas tree.

And I guess you could call Steven the patriarchal head of the family, the authoritarian absentee father figure.

As for Bridget, Kelly and me, we would be the triplets, always giggling together and getting into loads of trouble (um, did I just manage to sound like an English girls' school novel?) //[thought bubble] but little do they know of our cunning plan to take over the kitchen. Marching to an apprentice's revenge against all the wrongs and indignities meted out to us in the course of a shift.//

love you


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