Volume 1 / Chapter 5
44 year old Yoon Kwang Hun was on the phone shouting.
“Hey! How can you do this so suddenly? What are we going to do about the customers if you cancel when we’ve been advertising with flyers for a month? Customers are already taking their seats!”
“Boss. Please be considerate of our circumstances. It’s our first broadcast request in 4 years. We came here urgently because the person who was supposed to go on broadcast canceled last minute as well. How can we miss this opportunity?”
“Damn. Isn’t that a program that doesn’t even get high viewer ratings? And… how can Kim Jung Soo go on that program at that age? That’s where trot elders in their 60s go to make petty cash. Are you crazy?”
“Not today. Pop singers from the 70s and 80s were also included today. Anyway, please excuse us just this one day. In exchange, we’ll promise two free shows next month. Okay? Let’s hang up now.”
Yoon Kwang Hun tried calling Kim Jung Soo’s manager again who had hung up, but only got the answering machine. He nervously put the receiver down and pulled out a cigarette.
“How many people are here?”
The waiter standing anxiously next to Yoon Kwang Hun eyed him apprehensively.
“There aren’t very many tables as it’s still early. Boss, what should we do?”
“What can we do! Take down all of the flyers outside and post an apology that today’s performance isn’t happening at the entrance. And you.”
“You stand at the entrance and tell the people coming in that today’s show has been pushed to next week.”
He took his anger out on his young employees. The young employees stood with their heads hanging as if they had done something wrong.
“Go and inform the people who have already ordered food and don’t charge them for the food.”
The employee left and Yoon Kwang Hun took a drag of his cigarette.
“Damn damn damn, I need to stop doing this crap too. I’m getting too old for this.”