Aoife's Interview: 'The Poor Boy Asked For An Elephant On His Face, But It Ended Up... Inappropriate'

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Aoife’s story

I was applying to work in a small adventure park for children when I was 15, and the interview was set up by one of my friends who worked there.

She told me I’d be cleaning up and supervising the children which seemed A-OK to me. Easy money, right?

Wrong.

The interview started with the employer asking me if I’d ever worked with kids (babysitting counts surely?). I stupidly said yes.

Then he asked me had I ever done any art. I stupidly said yes.

He smiled at me and said “Okay, let’s throw you in at the deep end.”

He then picked a child from a crowd and asked me to FACEPAINT this child. The poor boy asked to be painted as an elephant, but it ended up looking like something a lot more inappropriate. I didn’t get the job – but I did get a lot of dirty looks, and tuts of disapproval!

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Aidan Coughlan

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