I was trying to think of an interesting story to tell during my time as a barista. Something that stands out. How about I tell you an embarrassing story. Maybe you can find humor in this. I know I surely did. So, I was on the register one early morning. I came in at 5:00 AM that day, and let me preface this. I am not a morning person. At all. I’m useless before 9:00 AM. Period. Yeah, I know that I was working at a coffee shop and so I don’t really have an excuse. However, coffee doesn’t give you energy. It just blocks your adenosine receptors, therefore causing you to feel like you’re awake for a longer period of time.
Anyways, so I was on the register and an older gentleman came in and ordered a 12oz drip to-go. No worries, I got this. I filled up his cup and rang him up. Read out the total to the man and I looked back up to see his closed fist in front of me. So I fist bumped him. WRONG! This guy paid in change that he held in his fist and was waiting for me to hold out my hand to catch the change. “Wow’, I said, “that’s embarrassing”. After he left, my coworker and I could not stop laughing. To top it off, this guy dressed like he was running for governor. He was wearing a bright blue suit, white button up, and a red tie. Way to go, me. I officially started the morning the best I could.
Written by: Johnathon