so, today I was a little pissed. I came into work at about 6:20am as I usually do at the begining of the week like an eager beaver. By 8:30 I was starving. I saw a co-worker eating an egg sandwich which looked delicious. it was one of those HUGE sandwiches you pick up a golden little mom and pop shop you know? The kind where they don’t stinge on the toppings and everything is mad fresh. I asked him where he picked up the breakfast and he said he got it this deli in Commerce Court. He said they’re usually well priced and he’s a fan of almost all their breakfast items. I decided that I too would venture through the morning rush in the underground and pick myself up one of those sandwiches.
On my way over there I begun to get really happy and giddy. You know how you usually get right at that point when you’re starving and you know that goodness is on it’s way. I arrived at Heidi’s Deli to the very pleasant smile of the black woman behind the counter. “May I help you” she asks quietly. “yes” i respond “I would like an egg sandwich please with lettuce, a little bit of salt and pepper please……oh, and if you have hot sauce, just a little of that too.” She politely says “No, we only have Tabasco sauce…it’s not as good.” right as my polite server finishes her sentence my wonderful morning is brought to a screeching halt by very loud abrupt asian woman who judging by her accent was Chinese. “Come pay” she orders me. I walk over to the cash still a little happy that I’m about to get my tasty goodness, when she says “Fo oh two”…hmmm…. that was a little more costly than I thought it was going to be, but no biggie, you get what you pay for so my hopes are still high as I hand her my $10 bill. “You have two cent?” she abruptly replies. “No, I’m sorry, I don’t have any change on me” I respectfully say. Okay, here’s what pisses me off……she then proceeds to give a “pffft” as she shakes her head at me and then proceeds to hand me five dollars and NINETY EIGHT CENTS! Can you fucking beleive that? I mean, WTF!?! The bitch couldn’t have just fronted me the two cents? Is it really gonna break the bank for her to lose out on those two cents? Am I really gonna put out the whole day’s balance on two freaking cents? Jeez, she could have just said ‘hit me up next time you come by’ just like the lovely lady at Mr. Greek does you know? I mean, it’s not like I wouldn’t pay a little extra. In fact, if I’m short one time at Mr. Greek, I usually tip them the next time I come by because of the convenience of their service.
Fuck the Commerce Court Deli. They’re officially on my spit list.