Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sometimes I am a fuck up. It doesn't happen regularly, at least, I don't think it does. I suppose those around me can be the judge. But last night at the pizzeria, while being the sole kitchen hand at the pizzeria for what seemed like four or five eternities while Claudio was out delivering pizzas, I managed to make a mess of just about every activity I did, with the exception of dishwashing. Did Massimo yell at me? Thankfully, no. He did seem quite agitated though that I could not complete even simple tasks like placing boxed pizzas on the counter without accidentally juggling them awkwardly like one who has never used his hands before or perhaps has no hands or even maybe no arms. Was I a bit panicky? I was. There were too many phone calls for me to handle competently in that there was more than one. Did I cry under the pressure? I did not. Though I very much wanted to do so. I also just wanted to curl into a ball and perhaps roll away, somewhere far off where people were not upset at me for asking them repeat themselves. Massimo is very particular about how things are organized in his kitchen, which I can appreciate. Phone orders for delivery should be placed next to the register so they can be rung up. Phone orders for pick up should be placed on the counter in front of him so he can take care of them. It seems simple enough. Though I still somehow ended up with three or four green order slips in my hand at once searching for the right buttons on the register, frantic, wild-eyed and cursing myself under my breath for every wrong button pushed.

Luckily I get a chance to redeem myself this evening.


Emiko said...

to share what my wise friends say to me(you mainly) "shit happens"

and whatever happens, you end up with a good experience or a good story to tell. and if you're lucky, you will get a good experience that also makes a good story, but those are hard to comeby. hope you do better on your next shift. see that's why you need a cigarette break to well, simply strut out of a rut. it's only a phase.

Flushy McBucketpants said...

thanks for the support. i guess i really should listen to my own advice. definitely did better this evening. i didn't fuck up any orders (as far as i know). it helped that i wasn't left to my own devices for like a 1/2 hour. the more i do it, the better i'll get.