Warm Energy

, , , , | | Hopeless | August 6, 2019

(It’s been a long day, and it’s only half over — we have a massive order timed for fifteen minutes after we open, which means we both have to come in early and do the morning prep throughout the day instead of at the start of the shift. A customer walks in.) 

Me: “Welcome to [Store]. What can we do for you today?”

Customer: “Oh, just a 20-ounce soda.”

Me: “Sure thing.”

(As I’m getting the soda for him…)

Customer: “So, how’s your day going, man?”

Me: “Oh, it’s been busy, and the coffee I had isn’t working, but all in all I can’t complain.”

Customer: “Go ahead and get a [high-caffeine soda] on me, man.”

Me: *a little taken aback* “I appreciate the h*** out of that, man, but I actually don’t drink soda.”

Customer: “Well, then, how do you take your coffee?”

Me: “Black?”

(The customer disappears and comes back in five minutes later with the largest coffee the gas station down the street sells)

Customer: “Here. Sorry, it’s gas station coffee, but I hope it helps. Have a great day, man.”

(I’ve worked at this place for five years, and I’ve never had a customer go out of their way like that for me. I’m actually submitting this in the middle of that shift with the coffee in front of me, because people that awesome need to be recognized.)

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