We were just getting the menu opened when Cindy Sue popped in again to take our order. We told her we’d like a few minutes, she said that was fine, and she waited, smiling all the while. Such a sweet young lady, really. We loved her-really. After a few tries, she finally understood we needed more time to decide what we wanted. She disappeared into the kitchen, only to reappear with our drinks in hand – and asking for our order. We sent her away once more while we studied the menu.
A manager stopped by to see how we were doing and to answer my questions on reserving space for 25 or more Red Hat ladies for a Jammie breakfast next month. He was very pleasant and chatty. Then, a young lady cleaning the next booth stopped to tell us how busy it had been all day. Again, friendly and treating us like old friends.
And, before we could look down at the menu again, yep, you guessed it – here came Cindy Sue. We gave her our order and settled in to wait for our food and talk about the day. Nuh-uh, there would be none of that this night. In the name of good customer service (and several managers shooing the servers out of the kitchen) the ever-friendly Cindy Sue stopped by every two minutes to ask if we wanted refills on our drinks and how was everything and could she get us anything else? It became so funny we couldn’t stop laughing even while she was standing there. She had a good sense of humor, but no sense of when to leave us alone. (We soon discovered we were her only table at the time. How lucky for us!)
Once our meals arrived, we dared not let go of the plates or glasses, lest she whisk them off the table never more to be seen! We ate quickly with a fork in one hand, glass in the other, elbows surrounding our plates, hoping to finish before she carted them off to the dishwasher. She cleared our table one tiny item at a time…a straw wrapper, a used sugar packet - anything not in use was suspect and fair game for her. To her credit, she did have a good sense of humor while she was over-servicing us. Good thing we did, too! In the end, we over-tipped her for her over-servicing and left feeling blessed by the entire episode. We’ll be back and we’ll probably ask for Cindy Sue again! Did you save room for dessert tonight?