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“On Saturday, my colleague and I were on a team of six journalists,” she said. “One of the team members, who I know very well, said that the restaurant manager had told staff that unless I met with the manager, then my colleague would see me fired in a few days. I went to see the manager. For the first hour, I felt like I was in a movie. I was surrounded by staff and friends, and I kept thinking to myself, ‘I’m going to get fired.’ Eventually, the manager asked me if I would go to another meeting with him. I said that it would not be relevant. We could go back to my office. I said I would need to take a break and could come back. I went back in and was so happy to have a chance to say goodbye to the team. While I was waiting for him, he brought me a bottle of water. He was asking me if I wanted to have it with my tea, and I said yes, because I had a hangover. I said thank you, because I drank far too much water that day, and I was very dehydrated.
“I was feeling very, very sorry for myself, that I’d been brought to New York only to be thrown in front of a firing squad. I was at my absolute wits’ end. Everyone was staring at me and wanted to know what I was going to tell the staff. I told them I was sorry for my actions, and I felt very depressed. I didn’t know how I would get out of the situation.
“My friend took me back to the office and said, ‘Don’t worry, I will come back and help you.’ She left. Soon, a man came in. He was dressed like a waiter. He apologized. He had been waiting all day. He had no idea that I had been