Tag Archives: daily grind

ON THE JOB TRAINING

ON THE JOB TRAINING

I called for a hoagie today,

Delivered in the usual way…

She said, “What’s a special?”

It tested her mettle,

But found out the answer okay.

Choosing lines for lunch,

We often play a hunch…

To find if we will

A cashier skilled,

Where the line is not waiting and bunched!

I hope my food comes soon,

With new folks one can’t assume…

Learning their craft

Just new from the draft

That they’ll find the place or the room.

Last night, received a phone call,

From a driver needing help to resolve….

A “GPS” that

Refused flat

To give our address at all!

Having worked in the fast food trade,

Of some procedures be afraid…

Causing great furor

With “mustard burgers”

With cheese–not on the hit parade.  😦

My order arrived in good time,

The driver was experienced and kind…

We had a warm smile

For order taking style,

And tipped him for his extra daily grind.

–Jonathan Caswell

HE WRITES ANYTIME!

(casacamisas.wordpress.com)

HE WRITES ANYTIME!

 

Off to bed he creeps,

Falls into bed and sleeps…

It’s been a long day

Segmented away,

His disjointed schedule keeps.

Not often is he taken in

With total exhaustion…

But falls behind

In the daily grind,

After losing his vigor and vim.

He writes whenever he can,

The time isn’t always planned…

When he can’t sleep

He’ll get up and reap,

The stories he’s written by hand.

 

—Jonathan Caswell