Filed under: Chapter 04 | Tags: agent orange, Carrie Rollwagen, chuck taylors, hot topic, June, kirklands, Some New Trend
I EXPECTED STEPHANIE TO BE MAD that I won’t apply for jobs at Hot Topic. I just didn’t think she’d be this mad.
I wish she could be happy with my real reasons for not applying: “I don’t want to,” and “I’m underage.” Apparently, those don’t cut it, so I’ve just told her that my dad won’t let me work until I’m sixteen.
“June, don’t you dare blame this on somebody else,” Stephanie’s saying to me — yelling at me, actually. “Don’t blame this on your dad. This is about you, and how you won’t get out of your own little world.”