posted by brown-eyed-girl
Dick walked to the fast food restaurant he was going to work in. He was dressed in black pants and a white button up shirt. He tugged on the collar, He looked at sign. Chile dog. It was written to look like icicles and had a picture of a dog that looked cold.
He sighed and walked in. Immediately the manager greeted him.
“Hello Dick welcome to chile dog. I have an employee here who’s going to show you the ropes” He said pushing him behind the employee’s only door. He saw the back of someone’s blond head.
“Hey this is the new employee I told you about” The manager said. The girl turned around. Dick gasped when he saw who she was.
“Artemis?” He yelled. Artemis looked confused
“Hey aren’t you that kid who took a picture of me on my first day” she asked.
“Uh yeah” He said nervously. Great Artemis was at his school and at his work. He didn’t think he could keep his identity a secret for very long if she kept showing up everywhere.
“We go to the same school. But that’s the only thing we have in common” He said quickly. She raised an eyebrow. Okay not being very traught here .
“Okay. Well I’ll just let Artemis show you what to do” The manager said leaving. Artemis threw Dick a read and white stripped apron and put a paper hat on his head.
“Uh what is this?” He asked
“Your uniform” She answered. Dick walked up to a mirror and put on the apron and the little hat. He cringed at the sight.
“No way” He said
“You have to wear it, it’s the policy” She said.
“Well how come you get a real hat.” He complained looking at Artemis’s cap.
“Because I’m assistant manager” She answered. “Come I’ll teach you how to work the register” she was walking to the door when she realized that he wasn’t following her. She turned around.
“You mean I have to wear this in public?” Dick exclaim. Artemis rolled her eyes. And pushed him out the door. She taught him how to work the register.
“You input the order and then push this button and” She pushed the button and the register opened.
“You got it?” She asked
“I think so?” he answered. Then a musclely man walked into the restaurant.
“Take this mans order. Smile, be polite even if the customer isn’t and remember the customer is always right” She said quickly and then walked away.
“What?” Dick asked when the man came. Dick looked up at the very tall and ripped man. The guy had very threatening eyes and his hands were rolled up in fist.
“Uh can I take your order?” Dick asked stuttering.
“I don’t know can you?” The guy asked. Dick looked at him confused.
“What?” He said. He could see Artemis waving her arms behind the man. She kept mouthing a word it looked like my or may.
“May? Oh um may I take your order” He said getting it. Artemis made a gesture telling him to smile. Dick smiled. The man crossed his arms.
“Mmm I’ll take a chili dog with fries”
“Would you like a drink with that?” He asked him
“Did I ask for a drink? No”
“Okay then that will be 5.99. Here’s your receipt and that’s your number right there” He said pointing to it.
“I know where it is” the guy snapped. He walked away and sat on a nearby chair. Artemis walked back to Dick.
“You did that on purpose didn’t you?” He asked more like a statement.
“Noooo" She said very long. " why would I have you deal with one of the most obnoxious customer?” She said clearly lying. She passed him the tray and backed away. Dick didn’t have time to think about that small movement because the guy was standing right in front of him.
“Oh here yours order” He said politely. The guy looked at the tray.
“Where’s my drink?”
“You didn’t order one”
“Yes I did”
“No you didn’t. Look at your receipt” Dick said reaching for the receipt but the guy crumpled it in his huge fist.
“Well that wasn’t whelmed” Dick muttered under his breath folding his arms
“The customer is always right” He said pointing to a sign behind him that said
“The customer is always right”
“And I ordered a drink”. He said getting close to his face. Dick sighed "fine" He said giving him a large cup. The guy left. Dick turned to Artemis.
“I had to admit I thought I was dead for a minute but I handled it” He said cool like. The guy tapped his shoulder.
“Excuse me I have another customer” He said turning around. A cup filled with soda was dumped on his head. He gasped when the ice went under his shirt. He took a step back only to slip on the soda and fall.
“Next time, get my order right” The guy said leaving. Dick shivered under the cold drink. He looked at Artemis.
“Did you know that was going to happen?”
“Think of it as an initiation” She said. “Here’s a mop, oh and your gonna need to pay for that drink”. This was not an asterous moment.