The plan was-
Mark was going to go run the coffee booth at Relay for Life. The XI IO OMEGA gals were going to help him. I was going to go home, because I had been at the coffee shop since 9 yesterday morning.
What really happened-I went to help Mark set up. And stayed. And we worked our asses off. We sold espressos, lattes, coffee and cookies until we ran out of espresso beans, then we left the brew coffee and airpots with the sorority ladies. Five minutes after I walked in the door this morning, my alarm went off (at 4:48) to get up.
The entire team goal was 1200.00, and I think we added about 25% more to the totals. Plain coffee was 1.50 a cup and lattes were 2.50, so that cash was hard earned. Based on cup and milk consumption, we had record sales in a high school concession stand. I am absolutely certain that Mark could not have handled it by himself. It would go in spurts-coffee, latte, coffee, coffee, COFFEE, latte latte LATTE, steamer.
There will always be one person that you want to drown in the dish sink. For some reason, there are people who think it's a good idea to stand in a coffee bar and proclain that they would rather eat dirt than drink coffee. One woman was loudly sulking because we didn't bring hot chocolate syrup (we brought our top sellers, vanilla and caramel.) I thought I would would be diplomatic, and spooned up a little leftover vanilla steamer for her to taste. She acted like I was trying to serve her rat asses on toast and refused to even try a coffee-less vanilla drink. I wanted to cue up the violin solo from Psycho right then! Reet, reet, reet! Don't screw with me at 2:30 in the morning, or I will stab you with a plastic spoon!
The Kiri? I should have given it to my best aunt. I think Kiri raised a whopping 10.00. It all adds up, but I think next year, I'll skip anything that's not a quilt. Not a good use of time. I hope to see my gorgeous Kiri kerchief on someone, somewhere, someday.
If you are a team mom, club sponsor, or teacher that ends up helping the Widget Club, I salute you. It's hard to sell a significant amount of anything at a concession stand. Bravo!
3 days ago