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My Summer Job

Teen learning the ropes at local restaurant

— One time I was asked to bring a coffee to a table on the stage. I forgot about the second step up to the stage, and some of the coffee spilled but the lady was nice about it. When I said I’d grab a new one, she said it was OK and she would have that one.

Another time I was asked to grab a piece of cheesecake. I opened the container and the cheesecake had not been cut into yet. So as I was cutting, I started to mess it up, but the server helped me cut it and saved the piece from being destroyed.

After working a few weeks, though, things got easier. I stopped breaking glasses, and I haven’t gotten scared in a while. I’m still not good at cutting pies, but I’m sure that will eventually get easier.

And the staff is always there to help me if I need it. They don’t judge me when I make mistakes, which makes me love my summer job at Basil & Wick’s.

(Shiloh Wood is interning at the News Enterprise this summer and will be a junior at the Johnsburg Central School in the fall.)

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