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Jr. Tales: Worth Waiting For

Sara Miriam Gross

“Do you think I need to pack white serving gloves?” Devorah said with a laugh as she sat down on her third suitcase and tried to get the zipper to close. “As if you could fit anything else in there!” Chavi remarked, before her thoughts drifted back to her own (as-of-yet-unpacked) suitcases.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

teaBright and early the next morning, or more like bright and a bit late, Chavi gave all her goodbye hugs and put her two overstuffed gray suitcases in the luggage compartment of the camp bus. Devorah (and about 45 other girls) was already on board, holding a pink clipboard.

“What’s that for?” Chavi asked, after she sat down and took out a few dried pineapple rings and a bag of potato chips. 

“It’s our waitress checklist. I wrote it myself. Before we go serving anyone a meal we need to review it.”

“Okay.” Chavi nodded.

“So,” Devorah said, ignoring her best friend’s noisy crunching. “What’s the most important part of being a waitress?”

“Getting good tips at the end of the summer?” Chavi chuckled.

“Speak pleasantly and smile,” Devorah instructed her. “Now, the second most important thing is to walk carefully and not spill food.”

 

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