Tonight… tonight… when I write that I literally hear the song from West Side Story in my head. I absolutely loved that musical when I was a kid. It has nothing at all to do with anything I plan on writing about tonight however.
Here’s a fact about me. I have “resting bitch face.” It always feels weird having to explain that to people who try to ascertain what I’m thinking and assume it must be something snotty. It’s not. It’s my face and I can not change it. I promise I’m happy and upbeat. I am not secretly thinking bad things about you or judging you. I assure you the expression and features on my face do not reflect what’s going on inside.
Why am I bringing up this random tidbit? There’s a semi-new guy at work. He’s not in my area. He’s front of house staff. He’s terrible at ringing stuff in our p.o.s. system. He doesn’t quite get the concept of simplifying menu modifications. He also doesn’t listen when we 86 something (kitchen code for we ran out of an item). He doesn’t like me because I have to point these things out to him. He isn’t a jerk or anything like that. I just don’t think he wants to be told how to perform the duties of his job by some one who looks like they’re fresh out of high school. I think, in all honesty, my resting bitch face is probably another component for his malcontent.
Starr (my work bff) and I were discussing the latest episode of Emerald City and a few co-workers overheard us. They don’t watch and they certainly don’t have fan sessions over it like Starr and I do. They did however offer up a few movies and shows they like to watch (so maybe they can have a work buddy to talk about it with). New guy mentioned some movie that was all about reading other peoples expressions & gestures. He stared me dead in the eyes. I wanted to laugh. You just can’t “read” me like every one else… I mean you can if you know me, but don’t loop me into a group / society thing. I’m a loop hole and I owe it to my resting bitch face.
In all honesty, I don’t have an issue with the new guy. He’s a good worker. Sure, I have to correct some habits he’s starting, but that’s my job. Personally, I don’t have a problem or any reservations about him.
Time will tell