My First Day at the Office
I finished my first stack after that, finally catching on about which side to put upward (god, I'm lacking brain cells). When I was about halfway through the second stack, the machine jammed. She came back, showed me how to fix it, and took her seat again across the way. This is when things got a tad hairy. Somehow, during the jam, I lost count or something, and all these files started getting mixed up. I attempted to fix it by comparing my copies to the original, but things got more and more out of control, until I was on the verge of a total nuclear freak out. I told her I was going to take a break, and went out and smoked a cigarette, choking down bile and feces. When I got back inside, I fixed things up, showing the ladies what I'd done wrong; they spent about half an hour fixing my mistake while I sat in the corner and grimaced through copies.
It took me six hours in total to finish a job that the employer said would only span two, so... I feel like a winner for getting paid more. Even if I suck at what I do.