Friday, May 13, 2005

Cheeseburger in Paradise

There's something in my eye! Posted by Hello

It's not easy holding down two jobs; even if you're allowed to fall asleep at one of 'em. At the boarding house I manage there's a bipolar who complains that the house rules aren't being followed properly, while breaking those same rules herself; nobody washes their own dishes; I found a freakin' bra on the kitchen floor and I have reason to suspect that one of the tenants is dealing dope from his room.

At my other job which I'm not allowed to mention, except for the fact that I'm a barista at a major coffee shop chain, it ain't any easier. I deal with customers who think they're better than the person they're hurling money at; I can't get my boss to step up the promotion process; and let's face it, all the joe I'm swallowing can't be good for my blood pressure.

So what's a guy to do? Escape.

Fortunately, I was able to hear some great tunes from my friend and co-worker Robert, who happened to be playing at our place of employment the other day. Nothing like sitting in a comfy chair sippin' on a decaf grande mocha while shouting "Freebird!" at the top of my lungs between songs.

I'm just kidding. It wasn't decaf.

My boy Robert has a great voice which wasn't surprising to me since he and I share the same penchant for belting out showtunes in the middle of a crowded coffee shop. Plus, he knew all the Jimmy Buffett songs I requested from him, so his esteem went up a notch in my book.

All in all, I was able to make my temporary escape. Now all I gotta do is get a cop to come search my tenant's room which is ironic, since I just got off parole. Geez, am I ever gonna escape the law?


Blogger Rhoda IV said...

It's starbucks right? Its always been my dream to be a barista girl (seriously), guess I'll have to be a failed writer instead.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Blueyes said...

Ya it would have to be starbucks, that'd be the only popular one around. Of course I dont drink coffee so I can bash them if you want :)

Working 2 jobs does suck at times due to lack of sleep but you gotta do what you gotta do ... I have 2 as well.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Loy said...

I'm not going to say whether you're RIGHT or wrong. You'll just have to guess.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you messed it up for yourself when you said "grande" mocha. i specifically remember someone telling me that caribou doesn't use those confusing size names. are you wishing to be stalked?

3:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, i failed to mention that those damn cones and utlity gear are on the road with the cars backed up a mile long. one can go around find the shape of the lights in the shop too to find out which one you work for. oh well, there's tons of starbucks in atl. i won't ruin it for you to.

3:08 AM  
Blogger Loy said...

oh damn...

9:35 AM  
Blogger RuKsaK said...

Don't try to hold down two jobs - tie them down and make them your bitches.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Buzzy said...

They still have the Kenya AA coffee there? I haven't had that in years. I'll have to stop in and buy one sometime. Not the store you work at, of course.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Sorry to be the one to have to tell you this buddy but you will never escape so enjoy the ride!
PS- make mine a grande caramel mocchiato or however it's spelled!

11:06 PM  
Blogger ty bluesmith said...

nicely written. for once blog exp doesn't suck. thanks.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Kevin Jackson said...

Well, this is interesting. I did a blog search for barista training and found your site. When I get some time I'll come back and find out where barista training appears and how it relates - if it even does. Take care - nice work.

11:03 PM  

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