Confessions of an Upholstery Fledgling

So it finally happened. I knew it would eventually as it has happened to all the other girls here at Spruce. And it is only fitting that my “initiation” into upholstery would happen only three days after my apprenticeship ended and midway through my first week of real production. I stapled my finger.

This was something that apparently happens to most upholsterers and I had been taunted at work for the fact that I was the only one in the group that has not gone through this rite of passage. Amazingly, Keegan had only just had her first stapler vs. finger encounter a few weeks ago meaning that she had gone about six months into the profession without having that particular injury – pretty impressive.

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