"Uh, you've got a sign with a misspelled word," I told an employee behind the counter. "You know I come in here every Friday, and it's starting to drive me a little batty!"
Then I added, "I'll be happy to fix it for you if you've got a piece of chalk."
She consulted with another employee, who said, "It's not chalk. We use markers," and handed me a white one.
Oh, Viewer Dear, aren't you relieved that I got that job?!
Now to simply wipe out "Clerance" and correct it.
Except...hmm...the writing refused to be erased!
Since the coffee-servers behind the counter were busy, and I had received no Starbucks training, I opted to follow my own best instincts. ("Takes initiative" I envisioned on my performance report)
I investigated the back of the board and found it to be blank. Voila! I set about lettering a completely new sign.
(My friends who were with me at Starbucks [the poor dears] had no good advice! They were drinking their cups of coffee and shaking their heads.)
When I needed a red marker, I went looking, reached across the counter and helped myself.
("Works well independently")
With much restraint, I limited the curlicues and hearts that I added.
And, then, I took a coffee break (to drink my coffee, of course) and...
I simply returned all my markers and walked off the job!*
*Somewhat of a negative for the performance report, to be sure, Reader Dear.
But...well, my friends were leaving the store!