I Literally Cannot Even
believe it has been seven weeks already
One more to go?!?!
She'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes..
Some fun stuff happened this week.
1. I lost a man's credit card
2. I lost Charley in a mess of pizza's
3. I lost my mind
Super nice guy comes in gets ice cream.. yadyadayada
Then, as I held his card over the ice cream freezer we scoop from and receipt in other hand for him to sign, I fail to completely hand it to him when he is done and it falls.
No big deal there is a counter right below it and a floor right below that.. I apologized and started to walk away.
the man then informed me the card was gone.
There is a little known fact about the counter in the Scoop Shack attached to the ice cream freezer that we scoop from... there is a TEENY TINY gap between the two, and if anything falls down there..
well, lets just say we nicknamed it the
Point Of No Return
there is no moving of the machine because there is something like 45 tubs of ice cream in it
We have lost twenty dollar bills down that crevice..
His card would have better luck in the Bermuda Triangle
So he left his name and number, and was really nice about it, but I knew what needed to be done.
We tried to pull out the freezer first, four people, Charley and Tom
We tried a stick of cardboard with tape at the end to snag the card
Finally we tried an entire huge square of cardboard, pulled the register out, and slid the most unimaginable of items out the other side.
Two twenties, two tens, spoons, spoons, more spoons, bags, finally
I called the guy back, he informed me that he had canceled his card just minutes before and asked me to just cut it in half.
All that work.. for nothing..
But hey, we had a good laugh about it
Or at least we probably will someday.
Fun fact, I worked quite a few doubles this week and one of them was in Pizza.
Nicest thing ever.
I loved working pizza actually and I wish I could've picked up a few more of those shifts along the way. Less rush, more time to get to know people, and two of my favorite foreigners
Charles and Dom
Charley is from Serbia and Dom is from Croatia
What happened when I asked him to say cheese..
We had a ball that day.
Esp. When Charley spilled five pizzas on himself and all over the fridge..
what a hoot.
One day in ice cream I overheard a convo with some random guy and Chancey
Chancey said "What can I get you?"
and some random guy said
"Oh good my wife just texted me. I asked her what she wanted, one sec."
He looked a little bit up there in years, and didn't seem to be technologically savvy
took him a moment to find her text and he just looked up and smiled
"She said ice cream duh"
lol at that random guy's wife
"What do you want at the Scoop Shack?"
"Ice cream duh"
I also, lost my mind.
Three doubles in three days can start to affect your mental health if you don't know
By that I mean, your sanity
During rush hour
(In ice cream rush hour is about three hours long, lines out the door)
A lady asked me for a scoop of mint ice cream
I grabbed a cup and made the most beautiful scoop ever, it was art
Problem.. It was strawberry ice cream on the opposite side of the freezer..
I stood up
She gave me a weird look
I realized I knew the whole time she wanted mint
but I just randomly got her strawberry
I looked really stupid
and I told her that I had been there for twelve hours and asked for forgiveness
the whole group was in awe
Doubles are not that bad and hey, extra dough
but they were so funny:
"Hun you go home tonight and you get some rest. I mean it. Promise us you will go to bed"
I must have needed it
Also, due to the lack of sanity
I was singing that night, to customers, and giving miki and chancey konchos as I walked by
Don't know what a koncho is? Don't ask.
THOSE are the things I lost
But what about the things I found this week?
I'm glad you asked.
1. I found... this one is a secret until further notice
2. I found a lemonade stand
3. I found BenYays
DRUM ROLL PLEASE
I found a piano
BUT not just any piano
HA I almost forgot I was in Martha's Vineyard and these people have some serious..
I went into a church on Church Street and it had a piano I asked the lady in there if I could use it and she said yes. I uncovered the cover of the piano in the church on church street in Edgartown to find
Also, after swimming at South Beach
(Our favorite because it's the only beach with enormous Cali-Like Waves)
I got to check "buy from lemonade stand" off my annual summer bucket list
It's pronounced Ben-Yays
"Imma need some of yo man catchin' bignets"
Yes I love Princess and The Frog
Turns out I love beignets too
We went to breakfast at a cafe called
Because it's.. behind a bookstore probably
Cute little patio outside cafe
And we got BenYays
Because as soon as I put that thang in my mouth it was a party
Definitely going back for more.. like right now.