I keep hearing from people that I (we) should write a book. I thought a blog might be the next best thing.
It all started on February 14, 2017. When you are single and work in a restaurant, you are almost always stuck working a Valentine’s Day shift. Those who are lucky get the AM shift. As for me, I was available to work the PM shift at Hard Rock Cafe, Universal City, California.
Any holiday I worked, I loved to celebrate some special way so I brought candy to work and I decorated my face with tiny heart stickers that I found at Target. When I clocked in, everything seemed normal. Nothing huge going on, nothing different, until after we have our 5 minute meeting. I run into a new employee walking out of the kitchen. I remember introducing myself but I saw he was busy so he said his name was Chris and walked back out to his section.
When he left, I felt so distracted. I leaned over to my friend Janett and I asked her who he was. She was busy typing in an order but she knew the right answer to my question. She responded, “You mean the guy with the dimples?” I couldn’t help myself but I immediately found myself standing outside on the patio just to see if he had dimples or not. He did. I was straight to the point once he realized I was outside next to him again. I said, “I didn’t mean to chase you down, I just had to see if you actually had dimples or not.” He smiled and responded with a laugh. Through out that night, I spent my whole shift thinking about him. Even a few of my friends we worked with could see I was so distracted. After some thinking, I approached him and told him a few co-workers were getting together after work at a pub down the street to grab a drink and celebrate Valentine’s Day as singles. He said, “I’m not sure, can I get back to you?” I took that as a maybe and got back to work. My co-worker who was working the patio with him came up to me and asked me, “Do you like him? Cause if so, I can see what I can do to help you out.” We both laughed and I nodded.
After a little while, Chris finally came up to me and told me that he was happy to go. I was so excited so I walked away to try and act casual. Then it dawned on me that we actually needed people to go to that bar. Luckily, I could always count on my friends to want to grab a drink after a long shift serving tables. Out of everyone I was friends with, I was able to convince 3 of the girls that it would be fun to grab a drink, especially because I invited the new guy.
TO BE CONTINUED…