So I stopped by this small coffee drive-thru place which is located right off a main road that goes through town. It’s this really cute little building (kind of like a shack) and people pull in and drive up to the window and get their coffee. It’s a pretty sweet deal. So I was nearby and I thought, Hey, my sister told me about this place once. I wonder if they’re looking to hire anyone? Now, to be perfectly honest, I’m not a big fan of coffee. In fact, I don’t like coffee at all. I think it’s gross. If I go into any sort of coffee place, ie. Starbuck’s, Tully’s, etc., I’ll only get a hot chocolate and maybe a cookie. If they’re lucky, I may even purchase a various artist CD or something by Ray Charles, but that’s as good as it gets.

So I pulled in, parked, and a little girl came popping out the door, obviously curious as to why I parked instead of pulling through. I stepped out of my car and immediately put on my, “Hi there! I’ve got a great personality and I really need work!” face. I just went for it…

“Hi! My name is Carly and I was wondering if you were looking–”

And she cut me off, “Work?! Come on in! We are definitely hiring!”

Imagine a heart with a little pair of butterfly wings attached and flapping ecstatically… Because that’s the best way I can describe how I felt.

I told her I had no experience with coffee and I’d have to be trained and the girl said, “That’s totally fine! I will train you! It’s no problem!”

She ended up being a really nice girl who happened to graduate from Woodinville high school and the same year as me… A 2002 grad from WHS. Did I know her? No. Did I ever see her? I think I may have. Did I recognize her? A little, but barely… I always thought I’d recognize every last person in my senior class, but in this case, I didn’t. And I felt bad… Although, that did not stop us from making a connection! It was great!

“This is so awesome! I’m going to tell Cheryl all about ‘this really great girl, Carly, who’s totally awesome!'” she exclaimed as she wrote my name and phone number on the white board in big green letters.

“That’ll be so great! Thank you so much for being so helpful!”

Totally awesome. I’m really excited.

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