October 3, 2019

My senior year of high school I worked at @fritzsfrozencustard part time. It obviously not a career type job, and I didn’t always put 110% in, but I still made sure to always pull my weight.
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I was pretty awkward in high school. So much so that I almost never worked the register. I really was not that best at just generally talking with other people. I didn’t even make a whole lot of orders, because I was even fairly awkward around the other kids my age that worked there.
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I typically was put on dishes, or cleaning the custard machines by myself. I enjoyed that type of work a lot more though, and was pretty good at it. (Not to brag about my dish cleaning abilities).
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One particular evening though, we were running low on bananas, and with me usually being in the back, they sent me to go grab more from the grocery store down the street. They told me they needed 6. So, I went to the store, grabbed a bunch of 6 bananas and went to pay for them. The lady at the register looked surprised and ask “Only one tonight?”. I said, “ Um, yeah...” having no idea what she was talking about.
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It never occurred to me that they needed 6 bunches...
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When I got back, the manager was pretty upset, and seemed disappointed in me. I mean, I don’t blame her. If I had an employee do something like that now, I feel like I would probably be pretty annoyed and would lose some faith in their abilities. Seriously though, what kind of restaurant would only need 6 total bananas...
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In my defense though I was still fairly new, and had never gotten bananas before.
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I think we sometimes forget what is common sense and what is not. When we’ve done certain things for so long they start to become so natural that we forget other people don’t know these things, and that makes it very easy to get upset of simple mistakes that don’t even matter that much.
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Stories like this help me remember how much of a dumb ass I have been at times, and to be more forgiving of others.
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