Monday, December 24, 2007

like michael scott, i couldn't help it

We just started selling hash browns over at Timmies. They taste like heaven, but they are kind of small - about three-quarters of the size of what McDonalds has.

Well, around 5:30 a.m. one of our regulars pulls-up and notices the hash brown addition to the old order board.

"Hash browns, huh? Well, by golly, I think I'll have one."

"Sounds like a plan, a good one," I say.

My fingers scramble around the cash register like a cat after a mouse. I find the button, tell the regular to pull up, and type the whole order in.

I hand over the goods, give a fake smile and the regular pulls off toward the icy, snowy roads. But wait. That's not the end of the story.

About 10 minutes later the regular is back in the lobby. He doesn't look happy. His face is all scrunched up like an old catcher's mitt. This particular regular has had problems before. He's kind of a douche-bag.

"I didn't get my hash brown. Where's my hash brown?"

Buddha Baker rushes over to him. She inspects his bag. Low and behold, it's in the bag, at the bottom; but of course, it wasn't the regular's fault for not seeing it. It's our fault.

"Looking there," he says. "I thought it would be thicker."

"That's what she said," I say without missing a beat. Buddha Baker starts cracking up. One of other girls tells me to stop it.

I'm not sure if the regular heard me, but I kind of hope he did because big-baby complainers deserve a bit of lip if you ask me - Doctor Donut.

1 comment:

BatChickie said...

Hey! I wanted to let you know, Dr. Donut, that I have been enjoying your blog immensely. I am currently in training at my own local Timmies, (in a small town in the Thousand Islands Region, Ontario) and when I get home, all covered with grease stains from making the Breakfast B.E.L.T. or the Breakfast Sandwich, I can relax with my home-made cup of tea, and laugh with you from up here in Canada, eh?

But you know, I am lucky that our Timmie's team is well organized, and we have been given perks for getting orders done and out to the drive-thru customers with quick, efficient service. So far I have earned two gift cards for Canadian Tire, and one for Wal-Mart. (mmmm -- love that Wal-Mart -- she says, darkly.)

We are quite excited that the Hash Browns have just arrived @ our store -- to start the New Year off right. -lol- With a Macdonalds across the street, this might become the beginning of the Hash Brown Wars . . . just wait and see.