Of Wine and Customers

Today at work there was a farewell of sorts. The boss and previous owner of the company is somewhat retiring… well retiring from her full time position of running the place to a different part time position (haven’t really worked this one out). After work we had cake and wine (sparkling and ‘flat’ – as the new boss called it), recently I’ve been indulging in a drink every so often and wow how it hits me. Today I opted for ‘flat’ white and sipped it will eating cake. When I stood up to leave it had already gone to my head and I had to down some water to help me through my walk home.
I was so amazed at how differently my body reacts to alcohol now to 3 or so years ago. I really didn’t like it and it makes me feel glad that I’ve pretty much stopped drinking.

While at work yesterday I had to co-man the front counter for the day and although I really wished I didn’t have too (I like hiding at the back where I’m meant to be) it was really interesting to see how the customers react to the staff.
I mainly served the customers once they had decided (I really don’t have enough product knowledge to be able to suggest items to them) to pay and they told me the strangest things. Like how they were sorry for giving me that $50 note but they needed their change for paying for parking tomorrow and how it’s just so terrible that you have to pay for parking. Or how they were ever so concerned about their child’s progress in a subject but overall they were doing really well. They all emphasize that.
It kind of makes me feel like I missed something during school because my parents didn’t take an interest like that. Granted, at the time I didn’t much care ๐Ÿ˜›

Also yesterday I heard all these sirens going off and figured they were just passing by. But no, the hotel/bar/bottle shop across the road had been lit on fire… luckily it’s vacant and gutted. Apparently, 2 guys had a fight in the shopping centre across the road and 1 of them said he was going to kill the other… so the other went into the Inn and started a fire… yes, weird.
According to one news story:

ACT Fire Brigade District Officer Danny Brighenti said flames were coming out the front and back of the building by the time firefighters arrived

Which is totally untrue… there was only smoke billowing out and it was very uneventful. OK, slightly uneventful… everyone at work was having a stickybeak through the windows. Meanwhile, one customer, on her way out asked “Oh, is something on fire?” hmmm.

7 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    I like how close you are to the people at your work! We're not allowed to drink any sort of alcohol and even then I doubt I'd ever be able to hang with my boss like that lol.

    But drinking now, I totally know what you mean! I'm such a lightweight compared to how I used to be.

    Dealing with the general public is so scary lol, you never know which way it's going to go. At least there's never a dull moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tamara says:

    I don't drink either. I mean on occassions I'll have a small alcoholic beverage, usually a daquirie or something..but not enough to alter my common sense or anything. If I drink more than usual (hardly) it'll just make me really sleep =)

    Sounds like your area of town is just as uneventful as mine is! And when there is something to talk about they make a big HUGE deal of it. SMH.

  3. Amber says:

    It's a good thing you kind of close to your coworkers. I think people are happier at their jobs when they get along with the people they work with.

    I don't drink much either. There really isn't much of a point to it, in my opinion.

  4. Samantha says:

    I work in sales and people tell me the strangest stories, too. Like the one lady with her cancerous cat, and the man whose son was in jail for shoplifting. Weird people.

  5. Chiui says:

    wow.. i always wondered how it feels like, you know..drinking too much wine. rofl. haha. well, my curiosity puts me in trouble a lot of times. pfft. XD

  6. Randi says:

    I wish i could be close to some people at my work lol. doesnt happen so often. And as for drinking, i drink like a fish at times ๐Ÿ™ altho i havent for awhile

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