Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 10
“Oh really? So I can’t start work till that’s done?”
“Nope, but don’t sweat it. You’ve done the hard stuff. The whole thing is a long, drawn-out process, but you’re almost there.”
“Yeah, that stools test was revolting. I can’t believe how much loo water holds the stink back. I almost vomited.”
He laughed. “They still make you do that, huh?”
“Yeah. It was disgusting.” Chris paused as Larry shuffled through some desks, looking for something.
“How long have you been here for then?” said Chris.
“About fifteen years now.”
“Really? Wife? Kids?”
“There back in the States.” He chuckled.
“Yeah. Best all round setup really.”
“Right.” Chris nodded feeling awkward, like his question had taken him past the ‘no trespassing’ sign of Larry’s mind.
“Yeah,” continued Larry. “So as soon as you’ve paid for your permit with your Food Handlers Test completed, you can start. And believe me, I’m looking forward to it.”