It’s been an interesting day.
I tried selling my sister to BVS. He wouldn’t go for it. My first offer was “another sister for free. No strings attached.” he wouldn’t take it. My second offer was “trade my sister for his siblings.” No, go. The third offer? I Was offering him $10 for my sister.
“Come on, you can teach her math!” I cajoled. “Just think how much fun that would be!”
He slowly turned to stare at me “No! It wouldn’t be fun!” he exclaimed.
“You will have powerpoint presentations, chalkboards just to show her how to do decimals, fractions multiplications!” I cried.
We started laughing at the image. “What about BEDMAS?”
“Integers, variables? Calculus” I howled. “Go ask her what Pi is!”
BVS left drive thru to ask my sister what Pi is. He came back laughing. “She said she didn’t like math and to stop asking her hard questions.”
We were laughing so hard.
The afternoon went smoothly.
No cups were thrown or eye twitching but there were a few customers that made me wonder if they were using jedi mind tricks on me!
customer: I will have a grill cheese sandwich only cheese and bun.
me: I’m sorry?
customer: a grill cheese sandwich only cheese and bun.
me: were you asking for a cheeseburger?
customer: no a grill cheese.
customer: so make sure that the grill cheese is just cheese and bun!
me: that is a grill cheese sandwich!
customer 2: (ordered a filet meal) and a coffee.
me: was that the drink or would you like something else?
customer 2: no I want the coffee.
customer 2: a coffee is a $1.
me: which is why I clarified if you wanted the coffee or something else to drink!
customer 2: well I didn’t understand what you meant. I want a pop and a coffee.
me: alright a pop and a coffee. Just clarify your order what you would like next time. A coffee and pop.
because it was so hard to understand!!!
Just before I was off, a customer stunned me by stopping in mid-sentence and grammatically correcting himself. He was about to say “could I” instead he stopped and asked “May I?”
I turned to BVS and exclaimed, “he grammatically corrected himself!”
BVS sighed “grammatically” he corrected me.
I frowned “that is what I said.”
“How?” BVS asked.
“He was about to say could I but said may I”
BVS frowned. “That’s acceptable.”
“Nope Could I and Can I are Past tense. They imply that you have. May I implies you still haven’t.”
BVS frowned. “What?” he asked.
“If you want something but don’t have it, you ask, may I. Can I is the past tense. Which implies that you already have it.”
BVS groaned. “Oh my god, my head hurts.”
“I know.” I laughed.
My sister walked into the drive-thru to make ice cream and BVS says to her “I am going to unsurp you as the best window runner and become the employee of the month.”
My sister’s expression was priceless. She fixed him with a stony confused glare. “How about you make the ice cream!”
I burst out laughing! Being an employee of the month is a bone of contention with my sister. She has been twice. And she was upset because the manager promised her she would be this month. She wasn’t. “Just think,” I said to her “I haven’t been one in years.”
“Yeah well, you wouldn’t be. You have to have no customer complaints. people don’t like you, Becky. Customers don’t like you, our co-workers don’t like you. You are lazy. You actually have to do work.” she snapped back.
Ouch. At least I show up for my shifts.