Eddie Izzard encountered some difficulty on his first job: selling ice cream in a kiosk in Bexhill-on-Sea (a seaside town in England). "No one would buy any ice creams as everyone in Bexhill is about eighty years old," Izzard recalled. "I would spend all day in the kiosk just staring out and going slightly mad."
Fortunately, the quick-witted Izzard soon found a solution. He ate all the ice cream himself. "Things got a lot better," Izzard recalled, "and I got a lot fatter!"
["I don't only fancy women," Izzard once said of his odd fashion sense. "I want to be one."]