Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tea for Two

The other day two quaint women came into the cafe for a cup of tea. They asked all kinds of questions about the tea that we had -- their flavour, strength, origin, blah, blah. I made up some answers while wondering how it was possible that people can end up becoming such wankers over a pile of dried up tea leaves. They seemed satisfied with what I said though and chose a pot of Fancy Oh la la Tea for two.

It was the end of the day so they were the only ones in the cafe and they just sat there talking about beige things for the best part of an hour while we pottered around in our self-important waitress way. I would write down some of the conversation but it was so vacuous it went in one ear and out the other.

Finally they came up to the counter to pay.

"That'll be $9.80 thanks."

* rustle rustle coinage rustle*

"Thanks a lot, it was lovely."


A normal exchange. But later when I was clearing their table I realised that the cups were still half-filled with water. As in water, rather than tea. I flipped open the lid of the teapot and realised that we'd forgotten to put the tea leaves in. These two ladies had been sitting there for an hour drinking hot water and hadn't said a thing.

Were they too polite to complain? Or had they thought that they were actually drinking tea, despite all their wanky comments and tea-snob remarks??

People are so strange.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Express posting crusties

Today my boss posted some croissants to her friends inter-state. She put them in an express post bag and said they'd get there the next day. If only I had a photo of that express post bag stuffed full with croissants. She told me if I cared about our products more than maybe I would consider posting some baked-goods to friends as well. Maybe.

Today I also over-stocked the oranges. We're living in exciting times.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Corn Crackers

"Yeah part of my extended family were in a cult. They lived in Brisbane at the time and it was all really weird. But then they ended up getting out of it and since then they've become millionaires by inventing corn crackers."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Second Till

"Chrystle, I've turned the second till off for you."

"That's a nice story Nomes."