I've been in enough broken relationships in my life that I know it's never good when anyone tells you they're busy, and they'll call you back later. Only this time it wasn't a woman who was disappointed in me. It was a Burger King manager with a patchy goatee. The rejection hurt just the same.
The final rejection
I remained hopeful. I called in again a few days later. The manager picked up.
"Hey, it's Lee again. I can work those day shifts like I said earlier. So when would be good for me to start?"
"I'm sorry, but we're going in another direction."
I didn't believe what I had just heard, so I asked him again.
"We're going in another direction. We found other people."
"I don't know what to tell you. We're going in another direction. Ok? Thanks."