Banana Cream Pie (NaBloPoMo Day 7)

One local restaurant is famous for pies. The other day, before heading to my friend’s house for dinner, I stopped by to pick up a pie.

“I would like to buy a banana cream pie,” I said to a young girl who stood behind the counter.

She turned to her college. “Do you see a banana cream pie? I don’t see any,” she said. She didn’t bother to check the shelf.

I pointed to a banana cream pie on the shelf to her. She grabbed it, placed it in a box, and handed it to me. All this time, she, somehow, managed not having any eye contact with me.

Right away, I noticed a big chunk of cream on one side of the box.

“Would you please wipe the cream off? I don’t want get my car seat dirty,” I said.

She took a piece of paper. While continuing chatting with her college, she quickly went through a wiping motion, and then handed the pie back to me.

Most of the cream was still on the box. Just as I was about to ask her to clean it again, she walked away.

“Thank you,” I said loudly to her back, shaking my head.

On my way out, I “accidentally” smudged the cream on their shining glass door.

* * *

I am going to switch to a new PC soon. Let’s hope that everything will go smoothly and I won’t miss a post 😉

Thank you for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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14 Responses to Banana Cream Pie (NaBloPoMo Day 7)

  1. loisajay says:

    Haha! You are my kind of pal, Helen! Good luck on the switchover.

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  2. Wonder if the cream is still on the door 😉 Good luck with the PC

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  3. We have staff like this here too in some shops. 😦

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Bill. But this is Minnesota Nice state! 😉
      Seriously, I think this is the second time I had this kind of experience. Second time in 40 years — that’s not too bad. I mean… I had had some bad services, but I sensed that the person preferred not serving me. Hope she will change… for her own sake.
      Have a wonderful evening.


  4. Mother Hen says:

    Today I complimented a woman on her customer service skills.. This particular young lady that waited on you, has much to learn..

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Roberta. I don’t get this kind of experience often. Most people are very nice to me. For some reason, as soon as I walked into the restaurant, I had a feeling that she had no respect for me. Because I am Chinese? I don’t know. There is no way for me to prove it. I hope she will change later. For her sake, that is.
      Have a wonderful evening.

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  5. Amy says:

    I like the “accident” I just hope her boss asked this gal to clean the glass door. 🙂
    Good luck with your new PC. I switched to Lenovo last year.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Amy. I hope she would be the one to clean the door, too 😉 Maybe I should write that on the door… Ha.
      Wow, you are the first person I Know who is using Lenovo. I got a simple Dell 😉
      (On a different subject… the owner of the restaurant will donate the gift card to their local police department for me. I am so happy.)
      Have a wonderful evening.

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  6. Lady Oscar says:

    are you going to stop by the pie shop again soon? if the cream is still on the door, take a picture! I would love to laugh~~~ ^^

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