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HANSESTADT THE APPRENTICE
Sepp Hansestadt the Apprentice
In Book#2 Sepp lives in the attic of an old restaurant as an apprentice for the duration of 3 apprenticeships. Sepp’s co-workers have no time to cuddle him, but teach Sepp what hard work is, he works 12-14 hour days. His peers introduce him to alcoholic beverages as entertainment, to relax and recover after a long day of work. For occasional pleasures and as an outlet for his energies he learns the values of recreational sex. Here at the restaurant Sepp gets to work dinner-parties of as many as 2000 people, and ship christenings and maiden voyages for shipping tycoons, as well as many private functions at wealthy people's homes.
Sepp, Hansestadt the Apprentice is book #2 in a series of fiction writing describing a section of Sepp’s Odyssey during the past century. It portrays Sepp's growing up years from age thirteen to twenty-two.
Sepp’s mother, Erika had been handed her expulsion notice in December of 1948 and she left March of 1949 what used to be the family farm in the Sudetenland. With the help of a green-eyed soldier, Erika made it just in time to her train to the West. Here, in the American Zone, Erika, in desperate need for shoes, fell stepping off the train into a shoemaker’s arms.
In January of 1950 her son, Sepp was born in the Frankenland. His parents, who had had no plans to raise another child, did their very best. Sepp went to school for eight years, at Volksschule Kleinerort 4, followed by 4 more years of Oberrealschule in Unterschwarzenberg to age 13. Then it was time for him to stand on his own two feet.
The 13-year-old Sepp went to the ‘Arbeitsamt’ (German Federal Employment Agency) in Unterschwarzenberg. Here on his first try, Sepp got offered an apprenticeship as a waiter in Altestadt at a most famous Luxury Hotel. He tried but failed, only to regroup and on his second attempt was accepted as a waiter apprentice in the Hansestadt.
After a 12-hour long train ride, upon arrival at his new workplace, Sepp knew he had it made. Sepp was willing to do whatever it might take to stay and call the Ferry-Restaurant-Café&Bar his home for good. He was not going back to Kleinerort.
It is here at the Ferry-Restaurant-Café&Bar that Sepp learns all about working and living life from Herr Krause, Herr Braun, Karl-Heinz, Herr Kohl, Herr Arno, Udo, and Herr Wagner, Slavka, and Luise -- not just some names for Old Times sake -- but real people.
Each one of these people helps to shape Sepp's outlook on how to enjoy work and survive life in the hospitality world. Sepp becomes a product of his surroundings and the society. Sepp’s life changes, as his motives, reasons, and purpose change daily.
He loves having his own room in the attic, the good food, the friendly people, indoor plumbing, shower and all those many things he never had before. As time goes on, he learns a new behavior by copying the style and conduct, the manners and actions as seen by his superiors, co-workers, buddies, and friends.
With Karl-Heinz’ help he gets introduced to manhood. Added to the three hospitality apprenticeships, Sepp receives hands on training in the sciences of sexuality. For the reader it is important to know and understand that the age of consent in Germany is 14, and any person mentioned in this book over the age of 21 did not exploit the 14 – 15 year old Sepp. He was seeking out and welcoming the adventures and temptation, and fully enjoyed all situations which offered him sexual education and study-time.
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