I finally got bored of sitting at home as I have yet to go back to work (not my choosing) and decided to go down town. I needed to do some banking so it was an excellent excuse. I thought it would be relaxing if I took my computer and went to the Coffee Shop
(Gourmet Cup) for the afternoon.
So here I am sitting in the corner hidden behind my computer. I can’t say I am really doing much, all I have been doing is reading feeds from my reader and watching people.
Yes, people watching. The regulars, the new comers and the staff who think I’m crazy for walking into the back to say hi to the owner. You must remember I worked here for 4 years and those 4 years weren’t just a job to me. A lot of people say they would never work a customer service job, I probably would again. I’m not going to lie at times it can be stressful, people in a hurry with a line going out the door. But any job will have it challenges, right? Once I got the hang of it and was able to work efficiently I began to enjoy the atmosphere more than anything. I could build relationships with loyal customers, talk, joke and learn from them.
I’m sure like any other Coffee Shop the local gossip was always in the air. I remember this was where I first heard about NWTBlogs. You would always hear about who had passed away, who was getting married or what was going on in the community. It would never be a dull moment.
Although running a business it 10 times harder than just working for one. The thought of one day running The Gourmet Cup had entered my mind as I will be going to school for business. One can dream, and this dream may not actually be to far off from reality. The owner will be retiring in a couple years, enough time for me to build up some experience. But Who Knows. Anything can happen.
Readers: What is a Coffee Shop to you? I know some of you go to them regularly, so let me know!