he hates it.
“I’m not trying to be an asshole, I’m just being straight with ya.”
At this point I really appreciate his honesty, as I KNOW my work needs improvement! That’s why I’m at his door step begging for a foot in the door.
He explains how apprenticeships are bit easy, and how they’re created to make you quit. He explains that it’s not easy to make money, and to support a family because it isn’t consistent.
And he explains with all seriousness that it is male dominated and that NO ONE is going to take me seriously. And that I need to have tough skin, and not be a delicate flower, and be ready to hear the truth always.
I do know these things in theory… And I THINK I can handle it.
He explains that he would be willing to give me a two week trial. “Everyone deserves a chance”
He then goes on to his “rules”
1. Don’t lie to me
2. Don’t steal from me
3. Do what I say
4. Be here when I am
5. Don’t be late
Followed by, “why don’t you come in while I finish this tattoo, and we can talk more?”
MY FOOT IS OFFICIALLY IN THE DOOR!!
(Now put that octopus on its leash and don’t mess this up!)