I apologize for most of my blogs starting out with "At work the other night..." but seriously, the other night at work we had a pretty busy night. There was a wedding reception for 50 people and it was Sweetest's Day, so we were busy in the restaurant too.
I don't know if you have ever worked in a restaurant or in a kitchen, but chefs can become quite testy when you're busy. Understandably, however they get in their moods where no one can tell them anything...they are "in the zone." After the night finishes up, they are usually exhausted and crabby from such a busy night. Saturday was no exception.
After cleaning up the entire kitchen, our chefs were leaving around 11:30, until some frying oil spilled on the floor and they spent another 30 minutes cleaning it up. It was midnight and our one chef was leaving. I was still cleaning up at this time too when he came back in and asked, "Do you have a red car? You should probably go check it out." First of all, no one wants to hear these words. Give me some kind of clue as to what happened to my car, was it broken into? Did someone hit it head on? What KIND of damage just happened to it?
Our chef felt real bad because he just got his first car, he's only had it for a week and he swiped my car with his front bumper. Funny thing is, the mark that he thought he left on my car, wasn't from him and there was no damage from him on my car.
Moral of the story is, I'm sure he was pretty nervous to come talk to me. Some people are SUPER protective of their cars and if there is one scratch on their car that wasn't there 5 minutes ago, they know. Fortunately, I am not one of those people and I was just really happy he told me. It just shows he is an honest person and I like to know those are the kind of people I work with, so thanks!
Time: 10 minutes, but gained a lot of respect in those 10 minutes