I was actually fired by Mr. Kim himself.
I was working from 8am to 4pm, but no one would come in at eight in the morning except to return tapes. And he walked in and I was sleeping at the counter with my head down. He hit the glass case and he goes, [In a Korean accent] “You’re fired!” And I said, “What?” because I didn’t understand him.
My favorite thing about Mr. Kim was he had an accountant called Dr. No, because anytime anyone asked him anything, his job was just to say no. Nobody knew his real name. I would go in and say, “I wasn’t paid for two hours of overtime last week,” and Kim would say, “Just speak to Dr. No.”