Wednesday, June 12, 2013
My Little Wednesday Friend
I know that these places don't pay well, and that turnover is probably pretty high. So, when I run across someone who is polite and efficient, it pleases me to no end. I mention efficient, because the only thing I really order from these places anymore is unsweet tea. This goes against all norms of the south, as 99.9% of patrons would order and drink sweet tea. You can't imagine the number of times I've taken a sip only to be assaulted with all that sugary ick. So, I greatly appreciate it when someone gets it right.
Well, there's a fine young fella in Columbia, South Carolina, who gets it right each and every Wednesday. I commute to our Columbia office each Wednesday, and when I get off the interstate, I stop at Sonic and order up that unsweet tea to last me the day. My friend gets it right every Wednesday. He serves me with a smile and hands me that drink and tells me to have a good day. And he has the biggest and best smile ever.
My drink total is $1.08, and I always give him $2.00; keep the change. I'm sure he wonders why in the heck I do this. (he doesn't complain, mind you, but I'm sure he wonders) I think if I told him how much I appreciate him doing his job well that he might think I was a nutjob, so I figured it's just better to let that .92 do the talking for me.
Thanks my little Sonic Friend, for being one of the nicest parts of my week.