Another New Manager

BrendaBryan, to tell you the truth scared most of us on staff out of out minds. Our perception of what she was as a person was the most misconstrued that anyone could have. I had known of and seen Brenda at GAE meetings for years and at the The Turret over the years but I came to find out how little I knew her as a person until she became the manager of Rumours Club. As time went on I came to know this person who had a quick wit and understanding of what was going on in her surroundings. One afternoon a salesman for a t-shirt company was in her office making his pitch for the best shirts for the staff and at some point he made an odd remark about "the hair in a Lesbian's armpit" and I am assuming at this point that A: he does not realize where he is and B: he does not realize to whom he is talking to. I was waiting for this HE-MAN to be laid out on the deck and to my surprise, Brenda struck a manly prose, clasping her hands behind her head and leaning back in her office chair, exposing a healthy stock of armpit hair and looking him right in the eyes and with a "YUP" and a grin, she continued on with the sale.

A group called "Lime" came on to scene with a bunch of number 1 hits at the beginning of Rumours Club, one of the songs called "Come And Get Your Love" which had a telephone ringing at the beginning of it. The telephone at Rumours Club was at the bar or in the back office, I used to overlay the phone sound over other songs just as Brenda would be walking away from that area and giggle as she ran to answer only to have a dial tone, it took her a few times to figure out what was going on and when she finally did I saw a raised fist and smirk pointed my way.

Parachute Club had come out with their huge hit "Rise Up" at the Turret Club which made both women and men take to the dance floor in droves. The band made a visit to Rumours Club one night and the place went into an anaphylactic shockwave.

Brenda turned out to be a really cool woman, we seemed to all get along with her as manager and as person; she left the management job with my respect and admiration. Again, I don't know why she left the job but she did.

Here We Go Again

SheilaCummings, a tall blonde woman took over after Brenda left. Sheila was always nice enough but I could never really feel comfortable around her. I don't think we ever saw eye to eye and by this time I was tired of it all.

I no longer liked my job at Rumours and was not really happy with my life in general and I think that reflected in the way that Sheila and I got along although she tried .

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