So I'm at work tonight at The Bullseye, La-de-dah. The following convo took place on the phone...it's not so much sucky, just...well, read on.
HA: Hopeful Applicant
HA: Are you hiring right now?
Me: Why yes we are.
HA: (Pause) Do they do background checks?
Me: (uh oh) Yeeesss...
HA: How far do you think they go back?
Me? (O shit) As far back as they can, I imagine...
HA: Well...do you think they would consider hiring someone who was convicted for arson?
(I was literally speechless for a moment) Uhhhh, well, I guess you would have to apply to find out...?! (Still
I just didn't know what to say...)
HA: Yeah, I hear ya, I hear ya. Thank you!
And she was so polite and just nice as pie! I hung up and just died laughing. So did all my other coworkers and managers that I told.
"Hi, I'm an arsonist, can I work here!?" Yeah, come on in!