Since I started this job, I’ve discovered a few things:
- The mornings at the restaurant in the summer are slow,
- most of the people I work with are pretty nice,
- shoes that don’t hurt your feet after standing for five hours are impossible to find,
- and it apparently rains every single day in Nola in August.
One interesting thing happened at work today, though. I met one of the managers I have never met before. Here’s how our first conversation went:
Manager: So Michelle, where did you go to school again?
Me: The University of Florida…. (pause for confused face from manager)…. The Gators?
Manager: Uck! Well, you’re in Tiger country now.
Me: The Gator Nation is everywhere.
Me — 1. Manager — 0.
My point was proved later when two lovely ladies from Melbourne came in. I won’t get into the details of our conversation because it’s tedious, but it ended with them yelling “Go Gators!” in front of my manager. That really made my day.
I did have some disappointments today. I tried to go to the Garden District Bookshop and it apparently closes at 6 p.m. and I tuned into Fox to watch the new show Glee and it apparently has been pushed back to September.
The upside: tomorrow and Friday I don’t have to work and Wesley’s parents are coming into town so we should have a pretty good time. The downside: I do have to work on Wesley’s birthday (Saturday) so he’s getting up at 7:30 a.m. to drive me there…and the same on Sunday. So we’re not staying out late drinking for his B-day. At least it’s not his 21st.