The Northern Games began today.
I had hoped I could be on my best behaviour but holy cow by the end of my shift? I needed alcohol! Oh my head hurt!
“Here I come to wreck your day!” I sang to my drive-thru team as I walked onto my shift. Steve groaned. “Oh my god, twenty years!” he responded. his day is not complete without me poking fun at him sometimes!
I grinned, “twenty years of awesomeness!”
He tried not to gag.
I was in a wonderful mood until the nightmare began!
customer:”I want a cheeseburger. Plain. That’s no ketchup no onions..”
Me: “plain is plain”
customer 2: “I want a sausage egger. That is a sausage egg on a English muffin”
me: “we only have English muffins available now”
Customer 3: “hello? hello? Hello! Why aren’t you taking my order?!”
me: “Sir, I was waiting for the car to pull ahead. Please wait until I ask for your order!”
Customer 4: By the way, that meal is on a separate order.
me: I am sorry are you asking for two separate orders?
Customer 4: “Yes”
me: please tell me before you start ordering you have two separate orders.
Customer 5: “I will have those tiny McLean burgers please.”
me: “I am sorry?”
Customer 5: “the. Tiny. Mc Lean Burgers!
me: Those don’t exist. We have McDoubles or Junior Chickens.
Customer 6: “You can take the next order I am still deciding.”
me: Ma’am you are not at Timmies. There are two order takers.
Customer 6: oh.
I was trying not to let my annoyance get to me. I was still trying to be goofy and happy but nearing the end of my shift I completely lost control of my anger.
The constant chattering of nonsense over the headset between Lane 1, the Presenter and DT manager had become annoying but when the presenter was laughing over the headset while I was taking an order?
That was the final straw.
“When I am taking an order you need to shut up!” I exploded. “Silence!”
Drive-thru fell silent for a moment, everyone turned to look at me. “Just stop talking!”
The silence lasted all of five seconds before the presenter and Lane 1 started up again.
“can we not be quiet?” Annie asked. “You guys are being annoying.”
The presenter couldn’t have a conversation and work at the same time. My eye was twitching.
“You know what?” I snapped. “If you can’t work and talk at the same time how about you choose one and do it. I am telling you to stop talking. And work!”
“Whoa, Becky are you pulling a manager moment?” Annie asked.
“People are lucky I am not a manager. There would be deaths up in these streets!” I muttered.
I was lucky that there weren’t any managers around!