Imagine how stunned I was today to look up from the fryer and see someone whom I had supervised as an attorney just a few months ago. Wow. There's a reason for it, though. I have to trust that. Some of the reason, I think, is to garner a new appreciation for how hard these kids work, and for the struggle the managers go through. The one manager who I had taken at the start as sort of a thorn in my side was great today. Incredibly encouraging and helpful. I got to watch her interact with a few other folks, though, and it almost seems that she's insecure because she didn't follow the "educational / management" path, but has had to learn from the "school of hard knocks." Maybe that's why the gruff exterior. I understand that. And, my estimation of her, for what it's worth, went up about 1,000% in just a few short hours this afternoon. AND, the cool thing is, people are starting to figure out I have a name, and they're starting to use it, and not just to ask for "order up." It's a good group of folks there.
And, Kathy, who commented on what an appetite suppresant working in a restaurant can be, is right on target. Just holding onto this to pay the bills, and hoping other doors will open. For now, though, staying put and taking in as much as I can, not just about the job, but about the incredible folks whose paths I'm getting to cross on this journey.
For now, I've gotten in my walk for the day, my work hours, and I'm getting ready to have lunch with my kids, after which we're headed to the library. I'm looking forward to some light reading and relaxation tonight. Boy, do my feet hurt!!!!!