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    "Write it all down. Without accurate records of the past, how can men and women be expected to avoid making serious mistakes in the future?"
    ~Bokonon (as per Vonnegut)

    Friday, December 19th, 2008

    Any takers?

    I work at a pretty fancy restaurant.  You know, the kind that has a drive-thru and a funny mascot that scares many small children.  Crazy stuff happens, and often I think of writing a book of short nonfictional stories about my adventures.

    This isn't a crazy story, but it could have been. 

    Last night a man came through drive-thru and, after paying and almost driving off, realized that the cashier didn't give him what he thought was correct change.  He had given her a twenty, and she had given him change as if it had been a ten.  No big deal, but this means I have to count down the register to see if it's over ten dollars.  He parked in the parking lot to wait.

    After doing that, and finding that she was not short at all, I had to go inform the man.  No big deal, except now he's telling me I need to watch the surveillance video because he KNOWS he gave her a twenty.  sigh.  So I do that...and nothing strange happens in the video.  Seriously, this is the most boring surveillance video I've ever had to watch.  Usually I have to take a look at them because I KNOW something sinister has happened and I have to go back and see WHO the culprit was.  Like that time a former worker came in and stole  a girl's purse, walked into a closed off area (which I guess he thought didn't have cameras), took like five bucks and her phone out of it, and then threw her cell phone away after realizing that it wasn't worth anything.   Anyway.  So this time I have to go back and tell this guy that I watched the video and didn't see anything except the cashier putting the money in the tens slot. 

    At this point, I'm a little nervous, because just last month someone got shot and killed in a Burger King after informing a customer that the drive-thru was closed for the night and he couldn't let them in.  People in fast food die for some stupid shit.  Like $10.  I saw this police brutality video once where a policeman pepper sprayed a girl (Can "pepper spray" be used as a verb?  I don't know) at Wendy's because she supposedly shortchanged him.  This guy I was dealing with had been really adamant about his $10, and now I was going to have to tell him that even the video didn't show anything, and he might think that me and the girl are in cahoots and split it $5 each.
    So I go out there, and guess what happens?  He gets all embarrassed and says "Oh, I really thought I gave her a 20" and then he leaves. No big climax, nothing.  He just...left.

    After that, I secretly wished that he HAD pepper sprayed me.  I mean...that girl at Wendy's got $60K out of it.  I'd take some pepper spray to the face for that.  How bad can it be?

    So I guess what I'm asking is...does anyone have some pepper spray and an extra $60,000?

    Maxie, 12/20/08 2:43 PM

    I agree-- I'd totally take the pepper spray for 60K! I'd probably take it for about 10k too.

    Erin, 12/20/08 7:03 PM

    Haha, I'm surprised he just left. And yes $60K would be nice...I'd take a very long vacation. P.S. - I like your blog template. :)

    Sabby, 12/23/08 12:12 PM

    You really should publish a book of stories collected along the way! I've never worked in fast food, but I've witnessed the way people suddenly get crazy when they're in there!

    Dawn, 12/23/08 11:07 PM

    Maxie - I probably would do it for $10K too. Heck, I might do it for $1000. Erin - Thanks :) Sabby - Maybe I'll just post them all here and one day collect them all up and publish them.

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