Time Is Deli-cate

, , , , | Working | July 9, 2018

(I’m closing out the front desk with a new coworker who just transferred. She’s on the phone.)

Coworker: *to me* “What time does our deli close here?”

(For every customer asking what time a service closes, that’s a customer coming two minutes afterwards “for just one quick thing.” So, I tell her 9:30, almost a half hour before the actual close.)

Coworker: *to customer on phone* “They close at nine o’clock… All right, have a good night.” *hangs up and turns to me* “I gave them an earlier time. Customers would always come up two minutes after they closed out and insisted that ‘it’s just one quick thing.’”

Me: “Yeah, I was considering the same thing. They close at ten.”

Coworker: “Well, they’ve got plenty of time, then.”

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