When I dropped out of college, aged 16, with absolutely no plan for what to do with my life, my parents were livid. Really, properly fuming. It felt like standing on the edge of an abyss, and I soon realised that I’d need some sort of anchor to keep me upright. I had no choice: I would have to get a full-time job – pronto. That’s how I found myself flipping burgers at McDonalds which, though far from glamorous, actually turned out to be one of the most fun jobs I’ve had.