It is always pleasant to run into someone I enjoyed serving while I worked. I often run into numerous customers asking where I have been.
I ran into Jared, one of the few people I enjoyed serving. Even while I was working and I was in drive thru, Jared would ask where I was. Now that I was gone for seven months, he would run into my sister and ask her where I was!
he was surprised to see me and asked me where I have been. The front counter had been a shit show! He hated going in there because my sister and I were no longer there. “You and your sister were the nicest ones there and knew how to get the orders right” he pouted.
I smiled. “I have been on sick leave.” I remarked. I never say why anymore. Saying I have cancer makes people uncomfortable. They have trouble saying the right words. I don’t like the awkwardness it puts them in. They always seem to feel sad. Am I sad? No. Then don’t feel sad.
“Oh,” Jared seemed ok with that. “When are you coming back?”
I shrugged, “Soon” I grinned and asked how he was doing.
Jared began to tell me he is doing great. He rarely buy breakfast anymore because of his new girlfriend. She makes all of his food. I was listening to him talk about her, how proud he was of her. The way he spoke of her made me happy that a man would talk about his girl like that! I was also envious. Not because I wanted to be his girlfriend. Just the fact she could be such a house wife material!
He told me she would cook a whole chicken the night before so Jared could have chicken sandwiches for lunch. She would bake him cake, cook him breakfast lunch and supper. She didnt stay at home she worked as well. She was so different from his last girlfriend!
Apparently his last girlfriend quit her job within 3 months of dating him, spent all of his savings (he was going to see his mother) went to Vegas and blew it. She also got a credit card in his name and racked up a ton of debt. I cringed. “Good grief! that is horrible!”
“so yeah I am taking her court”he snorted.
“Good for you” I grinned, “so is there anyway you would want to share your new girlfriend?”
Jared choked. “What?”
I gave him a sad puppy dog look “She can cook for me too. I can clean”
Jared laughed “No”
I was crest fallen. “Damn it Jared! Why do you have to crush my dreams”
Jared was still laughing as he walked away.