Yesterday I was working and serving street tacos, which were a big hit. Of course my tray was always empty and I had the microwave running non-stop all day. They were hot when they came out and had to sit a minute before I could serve them. People can be very impatient when it comes to food – even free samples.
Most of the customers were nice yesterday and that doesn’t happen all the time. I tried to stay focused and not become frazzled as I filled my trays as fast as I could. I knew my coworkers were in the same spot because as I walked around on my break they didn’t have trays out either. It’s not so fast when you have to cook things first.
Later in the afternoon a man was waiting patiently at my station with his two little boys. Another lady stood nearby, not wanting to miss a bite when I put the tray out. I told the gentleman that they were still warm. I also told the little boys they were too and I picked up a sample in a napkin for each of them and handed it to them, telling them to blow on it a bit before they took a bite. They beamed and thanked me. The father thanked me too.
Grandma Clip art
After I got home I did look at myself closely in the mirror though to see if, indeed, I have more wrinkles than I think I do. That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me. Now I guess I’m at that stage where that will become the norm and there will be no more asking me for ID.
Life marches on and we can’t stop that ticking clock.