I figure I needed to put something in this space because just posting pictures is just not enough for me, so from now on all Fappathon Cosplay posts will be accompanied by stories of my time at Alienware.
The Big Boss’ Smile:
I had only been at Alienware a few months and was still pretty shy and quiet even though I knew people there from my LAN group Red-Eye. My friends told my bosses about how outgoing and funny I was and when I did not show it on the job it made them wonder. Also, at the time I worked customer service and was known for being direct to the point with no small talk. In addition I was timid on the phone and did not want confrontation.
I got a call from a lady claiming her system was broken. I tried to assist her as I always did but she quickly became angry at me and began to blame me personally for everything. She took every word I said and twisted it. I wasn’t too concerned, but I did my best to get done quickly and keep her anger to a minimum. Unfortunately, it didn’t work and she claimed I was no help and hung up.
Moments later my direct supervisor comes over and asks me about the call. I tell the truth and then a worried look comes over his face.
“That was the boss’s niece.” He said. “She called the boss and said you were rude and hung up on her.”
Now I was panicking. I tried my best to explain it wasn’t true, but my supervisor just directed me to stand up and follow him to the boss’s office. The look on my supervisors face was one I had seen before; it was the same as when he had to fire someone. To say I was shaking in my boots would be a mild statement.
Now the big boss was known for being tough and did not take any lip from anyone. He would fire you on the spot if you screwed up and was never known for playing games. He had a scowl that could frighten the grim reaper and a presence that was stronger than Darth Vader. I knew I was a goner; the question was how bad would it be.
We arrive at his office and he just stares at me with Ghost Rider like eyes, not filled with fire, but a cold darkness that could freeze your soul. I started to plead my case and he just said;
“I don’t want to hear it, you know what you did and you know what happens correct?”
I just lowered my head, there was nothing more to say. I admit, I almost cried.
“Do you know what day this is?” He asked.
I didn’t know what he meant. I just looked up at him puzzled.
“It’s April Fool’s Day”
For the first time that I could remember he smiled and his smile did not make me feel any better. It was the kind of smile a serial killer gives his victim. Then my supervisor came in laughing and said it was all a setup and the lady on the phone was his cousin. I laughed and took it well which in the end helped me earn cool points with the upper staff. The big boss shook my hand and I returned to my seat. I didn’t even know it was April fool’s day, but I never forgot the day after that.
Hope you liked the story and now on to the girls!
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