Eric Church

Eric Church proudly refers to himself as an outsider, which has a better ring than “call-taker.” While he was trying to make it as an artist, Church took the graveyard shift answering phone calls for the Shop at Home Network. He was hilariously fired for talking too many people out of buying dumb things. “Anytime somebody calls you at 3 or 4 AM and needs 200 knives for $19.95, it’s automatically an alarming situation,” says Church. “I knew they were drunk. “I’d say, ‘I’ll tell you what man, go to bed, call me, I’ll be here in the morning. If you get up in the morning and want these knives you call me back.’”

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Eric Church