daily drip

Serving coffee and muffins to people ain't no dream job, but I'll gladly do it for the free perks.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Bull in a china shop

I'm looking for suggestions here.

Any advice on how to handle disruptive kids and clueless parents in a coffeeshop? Keep in mind that not only is it a coffeeshop, but it's also a gallery atmosphere with several hundred dollars of artists precious works scattered about.

There was a particular situation today involving a walking toddler, who ran about the gallery section of the shop touching everything he possibly could reach, while his parents sat slack-jawed, drinking their coffee. When I asked if they would please keep an eye on him, they replied that yes, they could see him. blink. blink. Okkkkaaaay.

I feel as though I border the line of being a total pushover and a first-class b*tch at times. I understand that coffee-drinking ushers in a sense of relaxation, but I am also concerned about the damage factor, as well as the atmosphere of other customers who may be present at the time of the running of the bulls.

Suggestions and comments are welcome!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

coffee haiku

coffee brewing fresh
patrons come in from the rain
the day starts anew

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Coffee time!

After working in the coffee-serving industry for nearly two years, I think it's finally time to share some of the nuggets of wisdom I have picked up on the job. I encounter the most fascinating people here, and I am privy to intimate (sometimes embarrassingly intimate) details and happenings in their lives.

Trust me, serving coffee and muffins to people on a daily basis ain't no dream job. But I have become a daily figure in these people's lives and that is a wonderful, if sometimes precarious position to be in.

Order up!