I had a surprisingly good day!
It was busy this morning. Out of nowhere, this guy marches up to my co-workers till, orders a coffee and demands that he gets his coffee before everybody else because that is all he has.
What does my coworker do? “Alright sir,” she walked over to the coffee station, I whirled around and stopped her from making his coffee.
“What are you doing?” I demanded.
“He wants his coffee.”
“So does everybody else. He has to wait.” I told her. “You never interfere with the McCafe person. It goes in sequence. First ordered, first served.”
“but” she protested.
“Take another order.” I snapped. “Now” I marched over to the customer. “Have a nice day.”
“What about my coffee,” he demanded. “I want it.”
“You see all those people? They were here first. See her screen?” I directed him, “She is not even close to your order yet. Now please wait!”
Well, the shift manager heard the customer arguing with me, “You will wait like everybody else, or you can go. There are a lot of coffees and we don’t need to screw up the orders!” he told him.
After that, my morning went well. I went onto orders. Dealt with a woman who thought I didn’t know what a black coffee was. “That’s no cream. No sugar,” she explained.
“Yeah, I know what black means. Thank you”
“Yeah some people don’t.” she answered.
“Black is pretty explanatory. ” I replied. Duh.
After my break, I resigned myself to the fact I had to be on coffee. Ugh. I walked over to the coffee station and groaned. The last person on coffee didnt empty the garbage. It was so full, it was oozing over the sides. Too heavy to pull out of the side of the counter.
“Tyler,” I sighed “How could you do this to me.”
Tyler smiled. “Oh, do you want me to take care of it?”
Well, I certainly wasn’t going to do it.
Watching him grapple with the garbage can, gave me an evil sense of satisfaction. “Just bring it to the back,” I suggested. “Leave it in the garbage can and take it to the back.”
“No,” Tyler grunted. “It will be fine.”
He huffed and puffed trying to pull the heavy bag out of the can. The bag stretching. He finally managed to get it out. All the coffee liquid settling at the bottom.
He took one step.
The bag ripped open at the bottom. Everything exploded everywhere. Coffee. Coffee grounds. Napkins. Cream. It was epic!
It was the most epic coffee mess I ever have seen! I made a lot of messes! But this was epic! Unreal!
Tyler stood there holding the bag, staring at me. Staring at the floor in horrified disbelief.
I was trying not to laugh because I told him so.
“Oh my god!” he cried. “No!”
“Oh my god, Becky!” Jacey cried.
“Oh my god Becky, Really!” the manager groaned.
“Oh for the love of god, Becky!” everybody just had to say something.
I just began to laugh. For a moment. “Its alright Tyler,” I assured him. “It will be fine.” I started to grab another couple of garbage bags.
“Dont let Steve see this!” Derp muttered. “Oh my god Becky!”
Steve?! I forgot about Steve. I suddenly felt a surge of panic. Last thing I needed was Steve getting mad at me. “Oh fuck!” I began to hurry.
“Don’t worry about the broom, get the snow shovel. And the big garbage can” Derp told Tyler.
“Oh here comes Steve” a manager chimed in. “Don’t let him see.”
“Walk away Steve” Derp chuckled. “You might want to walk away.”
“Why?” Steve peeked around the corner at Tyler and I trying to hide our mess. “Oh I am walking away” he groaned. he pivoted and walked back into the kitchen.
Tyler used a snow shovel to shovel garbage back into a garbage can. It took 20 minutes to clean everything up. It was an epic mess and no one took a photo of it!
Ryan the service guy who was doing maintenance on our McCafe machines grinned at me “so are you winning the battle, Becky?”
I snorted, “I am losing the battle, Ryan. I am losing my mind, losing my common sense. I am losing everything!”
he burst out laughing. “Don’t worry you will win!”
Steve walked back up front. “Well Crashtest,” he drawled.
“Yes Bandicoot” I shot back.
“No messes over lunch,” he warned.
“Of course not. I am awesome”
He gagged. I laughed.
People were mentioning they were surprised at how calm I was. If Tyler would have made that epic mess when my sister was on coffee (she makes a mess every hour) she would have a total meltdown. And there would be total anarchy!