I have been doing a lot of writing since the wedding–first to answer some questions for our wedding feature in LA Style Unveiled, and now for the shop. We’re building a lot of material to update a lot of the publicity. Plus, I am in charge of writing all new cheese labels for all of our cheeses. Each tag has about 2 sentences on it, along with suggested wine pairings. THAT is taking more time than anything else! I need to research each cheese before I write that little blurb, and then drum up some wine pairings. I’ve got about 45 labels completed, but I’ve got at least another 20 to go…many more if I want to get all of the cheeses that the shop has ever carried. I spent yesterday working on that project–my eyes are still a little bit bleary from looking at the screen all day. I’m writing much more than that as well, but that will be material for another post.
Carlos and I also took some glamorous cheese shots together. Funny enough, the photo that the owner likes the best is the one where Carlos is strangling me. I sure hope he sends me the photos from his camera. By golly, I feel like I’m part of the team, now!
As for the day at the shop, there was the usual–one gentleman kindly offered his unsolicited advice that I keep 2-3 boyfriends, each of them 30-40 miles apart; one woman seemingly in need of company and a kind ear told me some of her life’s difficulties; one customer came in and actually remembered my name! (no, I didn’t remember his then, but I do now…. How SWEET of him!!).
But really, the only thing that irked me was, and is, rudeness! One woman came in, saw that she was third in line, and handed me an order for cheese. She left for a few minutes, came back, and was appalled to find that we were still serving other people. When she learned that I hadn’t had the chance to complete her order, “oh crap,” was her exact response. She began complaining vocally, and I was literally directed to just complete her order right away. Really? Rudeness wins the day? I just was so tempted to remind her that there were two people in line before her, and that they had priority. Hers is an awful mindset to keep in life! I felt bad that I had to essentially brush off that nice customer who was planning a dinner to celebrate a new baby, to appease this rude customer! No! I don’t like it! And sorry to the customer I had to drop. :( If I could have my way, I wouldn’t have.