February 28, 2001
People work everyday. They have to make a living. I had my first job interviewed because I wanted to have spare money to spend. It was the scariest thing that had happened to me as a young adult. I was very nervous waiting home impatiently by the phone. When I was just about to hang out with several friends, the telephone started ringing and I picked it up very quickly. “Hello, I am calling from Jadefountain, the Chinese restaurant. Can I talk to Leo?” An old man’s voice said accently. “Leo? Sure, This is Leo.” I replied politely. “When will you have time check out the job?” The man assured who I am and continued to ask. “Any time will just be fine.” I aswered excitingly. It was the phone call that I had been expecting for the whole day and I could not believe what I heard. Our phone conversation ended less than two minutes. At the same time, my sister was standing around and waiting for my response. Suddenly, I shouted out, “ I had the job!” I was so excited for myself an!
d for my very first job.
It was Monday afternoon and I was ready working for my first job. Being nervous and excited is something that everyone goes through on the first day of a new job; I was definitely not an exception. I hardly found out the destination, and I hesitated around the restaurant. I began to ask myself if my fragmented pidgin English was ok to be a cashier. And I was wondering if I would be fired. However, I did not want myself to be a loser, so I took my first step toward the door and walked in. Then, a new reality entered in my mind. The entire mirror designed wall, and a McDonalds style eating area appears. And also all of the strangers had looked me up from the kitchen and were staring at me. I could hardly hear their whispering,"who is he?" I would simply jump back in the street before the door shuts. However, I could not do this; of course I would be like a fool. I d...