I started off a post and realized all I was rambling about was work. work. work. Literally. So I deleted it and am starting over.
I work at a little coffee shop part time. This morning was great!
It all began with a little boy, the grandson of one of my regulars. He was the most polite kid I’ve ever met. “Yes Ma’am” this, “may I please have a chocolate” that.. He was carrying a blue lightsaber, my first indication that he was awesome. Then he started USING it! I watched as he extended it and began skillfully jousting the open space in front of him. What a pro.
Later on, a guy walks in — a first-timer, I could tell. As I began steaming the milk for his latte, I proceeded with some casual small talk. I found out he works for NASA! SWEEEET.
A group of four Russians came in…they were on their way back to Russia having just finished a vacation to Mexico.
One of our best (because she’s THAT awesome) regulars, Joy, came in. She’s a model-actress and is starting up her own school! She bought her usual and sat down at the bar to chill for a while. As she got up to leave, she came by the register and left some flyers with us. I hope this endeavor of hers is abundantly successful!
A Scottish guy, and I presume his girlfriend?, came in. She wanted a dirty soy chai. He wanted a double latte, with a flavor. “Cam-o-il?” I’m sorry…what was that? Chamomile? We don’t have that flavor, I thought to myself….that’s a type of tea though. His girlfriend pipped up “he means Caramel” OOOOOH. I LOVED his accent. Every time he comes in, I always enjoy talking (mostly listening) to him. He joked that he has trouble with pronunciations…that’s okay, I have trouble hearing.
Jim is great. He’s a voice — you know, the voice you hear when you can’t see the person talking…like on commercials, instructional videos, audio books, etc. I saw a little Smart Car drive up and out hopped Jim! When I commented on his car (it’s so cute), he chucked and replied “our other car is a big Cadillac SUV!” That’s hilariously awesome!
My sweet friend Angie came in to bum off our wifi and study for the GMAT, which she’s taking this week! (Good luck!!) After I got off, I plopped down and her table and we talk and caught up. We haven’t gotten to hangout in a couple of weeks. We talked for 3 hours!
Another is a courthouse cop, one bought a bottle of wine to celebrate his acceptance into grad school, Maria speaks Portuguese, one has won numerous indie film awards, Cook..is actually is last name, one guy insists he can’t have ANY caffeine but he always orders a decaf Americano (decaf still has caffeine)…
I love my customers.