1. Hello Kitty
2. A job that you think is perfect/that you want more than any other.
3. (i) malodorous
4. Her boss gives her work just before she intended to leave; her colleagues annoy her with photos of their children, and office gossip; and they are forced to socialise after work.
5. She spends her free time singing thrash metal songs in karaoke parlours.
6. endure/ tolerate/ bear (any one)
8. When old men clicked their fingers at her or clapped their hands to catch her attention.
9. No, she prefers to watch ballet.