How I got fired at Guitar Center today.

@TheHorse (201454)
Walnut Creek, California
February 10, 2024 5:18pm CST
I taught piano to my student Ava today at Guitar Center. Her daddy is a fellow professor at Diablo Valley College. Ava's dad is half-Persian, and her mommy is Persian, so picture a cute little girl of seven who looks (to me) Indian. Remember that I am President of India, but can't stand Indians because they sound British when they speak English, and have 8,274 dialects in their Country. And because @Vandana7 is from there. So we (Ava and I) work on a few songs, and then I challenge her by introducing the A-scale, which has three sharps. She tackles it well, and I give her strokes, saying things like "You did it!" and "Good job!" At the end of our lesson, her eyes are bright, and she is proud of what she has done. She forgets her sweatshirt, cast over a chair, and comes back to retrieve it. She says, "May I hug you?" I give her a hug and say ""You did great! Carry on!" I was immediately fired for letting the kid hug me. Such a bummer. I love hugs. But I hope this little girl keeps playing piano. She has a gift for it. And her daddy has the right attitude. He told me he lets her practice when she wants to practice, but does not force it on her. Ed: Parts of this post are truthful and parts are not.
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@kareng (52697)
• United States
10 Feb
I sure hope the getting fired part was not true. I know you love working with the kids there!!
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@kareng (52697)
• United States
11 Feb
@TheHorse Music is in your blood!
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
@kareng Heh. I hope I'm not "poisoning the blood" of my fellow Americans.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
I do. And the adults too, Though one (adult) frustrated me today.
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@LadyDuck (450905)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
I am more than sure that you have not been fired over a hug. I like Indians because they speak a very clean British English that I understand very well.
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@LadyDuck (450905)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@TheHorse You misspell things, because the original language is NOT American English.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
@LadyDuck We like to "improve " on things here.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
But they misspell things. Like "color."
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@celticeagle (156162)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb
Fired? I hope you weren't. Such a sweet moment.
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@celticeagle (156162)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb
@TheHorse ......That was sweet.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I was delighted that she asked me for a hug.
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@wolfgirl569 (91510)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Feb
I knew you did not get fired. He sounds like a great father and she sounds like a wonderful kid
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
12 Feb
Are you sure? I mean, he did say he doesn't like Indians because of me.
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@wolfgirl569 (91510)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Feb
@vandana7 I think he is still mentally at the age where he says he doesn't like what he does. Males mature a lot slower than females and some never do
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
We're getting her going in the right direction.
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@JudyEv (321382)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Feb
I very much hope you didn't get fired. I don't believe you did.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I did not get fired. I was delighted that she wanted a hug before heading home.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
12 Feb
@JudyEv You didn't object to him saying he doesn't like Indians because of me. Are we friends or not Judy?
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@JudyEv (321382)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Feb
@TheHorse That would have been a great end to the lesson.
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11 Feb
A hug is a wonderful connection of great appreciation for what you have done. If the world is that crazy I will be really be sad.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
14 Feb
@TheHorse I would have thought Persians are inclined to be a tad conservative in how they bring up their girl child so the girl wanting to hug you or for that even her mother in public would be frowned upon. But I maybe mistaken about their culture.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I don't think it's quite THAT crazy.
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15 Feb
@vandana7 You could be right. Thanks for sharing.
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@GardenGerty (156277)
• United States
10 Feb
I could see this "getting fired" might be true in some places. Hope you are just pulling our legs.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Feb
I am.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
He pulled yours.
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@kaylachan (54064)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Feb
Somehow I doubt you'd get fired over a hug. But in today's world, worse has happened.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
So far as I know I am still working there, in spite of the hug (that was real). But I have seen some "strange things."
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@kaylachan (54064)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Feb
@TheHorse Work anywhere long enough and you're bound to see a lot of "strange things."
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
@kaylachan Yep. I have seen a lot of strange things.
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@jstory07 (132819)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Feb
I hope you did not get fired for hugging a child they need that.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
Judy, please don't trust Pony. Trust me.
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@jstory07 (132819)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Feb
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
We all need a hug now and then!
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@moffittjc (117656)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Feb
Please tell me you really didn’t get fired. That would be awful.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
He got fired and then he got doused.
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@moffittjc (117656)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Feb
@TheHorse More like… …fired up!
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
I did not get fired.
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@JESSY3236 (18596)
• United States
13 Feb
I'm glad you was fired. I hope she does too.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
14 Feb
Evil Grin. You are glad he was fired? LOL He is a brat, he was wondering how many will take the bait. I played along because most people read my comment.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Feb
You're so mean.
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@JESSY3236 (18596)
• United States
20 Feb
@TheHorse I was typing too fast. I meant I was glad you wasn't fired.
@aninditasen (15457)
• Raurkela, India
11 Feb
That's was just a stupid reason to fire you.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
The fact that I even thought such a thing up is odd.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
@aninditasen Of course I was not really fired. But I have seen a lot of corruption and silliness in the Bay Area.
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@aninditasen (15457)
• Raurkela, India
12 Feb
@TheHorse It's indeed odd. Some employers are really strange.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Feb
The truthful part is the hug. The not truthful part is that you got fired.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
And that he cannot stand Indians because of me...that is the untruthful part too. Basically, there is hardly any truth in the post. Evil Grin.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Feb
@vandana7 Sigh.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Correct.
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• Northampton, England
11 Feb
what wrong with the British accent old bean!
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
Thank you for supporting me. These Americans have completely changed the meanings of Queen's English and then hate me.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Eh, I'll think about it as I toddle off to the grocery store.
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• Northampton, England
13 Feb
@TheHorse You better fine sir or I will run you through at dawn
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@popciclecold (34720)
• United States
11 Feb
That really sucks.
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• United States
11 Feb
@TheHorse Thanks.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
It really would if it were true.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
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@BarBaraPrz (44927)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Feb
And you deserved to get fired, you dirty old man you!
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Dirty Old Man is my middle name.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
One honest myLotter. Sigh....what is the world coming to...
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@snowy22315 (166484)
• United States
11 Feb
Sounds like a win, win.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
It was a fun day.
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
12 Feb
Aw.....that is so sad......little girl hugging you and you get thrown out....is it true or you are pulling a fast one on me. And I am honored that you think I am good enough for hating Indians....Evil Grin
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
12 Feb
@TheHorse I read that and presumed you can more than stand Indians...Evil Grin. I got to pull a fast one on you in your post....east or west, Indians are the smartest. Evil Grin
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
@vandana7 Americans rule! Indians drool!
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
Read the last sentence of my post.
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@LindaOHio (148863)
• United States
11 Feb
I doubt that you were fired. Cute story. Have a good day.
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Yeah. It was a sweet moment. I think it means she's enjoying her lessons.
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@porwest (76091)
• United States
11 Feb
If it were true, it would not surprise me one bit. We live in a very peculiar world. Mr. President...
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@vandana7 (98142)
• India
13 Feb
He said he has issues with Indians because of me. Do you agree Jim? Or is he the only American who has issues with Indians?
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@TheHorse (201454)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I remember one thing that Mr. President said that I actually resonated with. He said that it is a difficult time for young white males. I am no longer a young white male, but I HAVE been discriminated against based on race and gender.
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@porwest (76091)
• United States
14 Feb
@vandana7 I don't like Indian food, but have no issues with the cooks. lol
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