Opinion: My First Job - Mark Nall, sales director of 24/7 Media, recalls a nasty incident with a haddock

’I spent a few summers working in a chip shop at the American Adventure theme park in Derbyshire. It used to be a landscaped slag heap called Britannia Park, until the owners ditched the industrial revolution theme and went American.

’I spent a few summers working in a chip shop at the American

Adventure theme park in Derbyshire. It used to be a landscaped slag heap

called Britannia Park, until the owners ditched the industrial

revolution theme and went American.



’I could have worked on the rides, but the chippy paid 10 pence an hour

more. You wore stars-and-stripes aprons and were supposed to greet the

customers with a ’yee-ha!’, but because most of the staff were Northern,

it was more of a ’yee-ha, me duck’.



’There was an irritating Canadian girl called Bernadette who always

wanted to do the frying, because it meant you didn’t have to serve

customers.



Finally, somebody lost it and hit her with a half-frozen haddock covered

in batter. Yes, she was literally battered.’



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