="Red" of the Cafe Fame (Journal)= [1- Friday]

Sometimes the sun comes up just too early! Or was that because the briefing meeting last night just went on too long? Wish the bloody bosses would go back down to the city and let us get on with our jobs! Why is it that people with money think they suddenly know everything? Stupid old fat farts! If they ever had run a restaurant or even a bloody take-away joint they did it many many years ago and have forgotten how now!

Why does the stupid alarm sound like a demented Dalek that’s forgotten it’s line?

‘Exterminate!!!’ I hiss at it and throw the cover back baring my body to the morning sun and the chilly air; my bare nipples harden on impact and I groan at the effort!

Time to drag my ugly fat butt outta my nice comfy bed and get my head under the shower! Too much bloody shampoo again! Sometimes I miss my long long hair but in this heat and with this job I have no time to look after it! Toweled dry in the mirror I see it sticking out all over the place as usual and grab the brush to lay it all flat against my head before the water dries off it and I either have to shove my head back under the shower or put up with looking like BoZo the clown all day!

At least there’s no wardrobe complications the hardest choice is the slacks or the skirt. I hate wearing “the skirt”. The clients look at me strange in a skirt so I prefer the slacks that’s why there’s ten pairs of them and only one skirt. (some fortnights never end!) The skirt is for official occasions. It may be my cafe but the Resort’s managers let me know who’s boss!

Grab clothes and dress.
I always take care with how I put clothes on. I had a sister once who hauled her clothes on leaping from her bed late as usual and I realised that she looked it and people treated her as if she were no better than a mat to step over. I learned very young that if you want respect you have to project respect!

I avoid make up like the proverbial! It never looks right on my fair skin! It makes me look like I’m trying out for Vaudeville or the next Bollywood musical! I just use mascara to give my eyes that little bit extra shelter from the glare of the southern sun that makes you squint, (sometimes red hair can be annoying – red eyelashes are useless against the glare of the Summer sun!) of course that means eye shadow – plain brown cos the constantly Polaroid covered eyelids are still infant translucent white! I spray with a deodorant (what use it is! I have another can at the cafe to spray every few hours!) and slide my feet into the black leather clogs I fought so viciously to use. Twenty something years living in clogs for working in kitchens, I was NOT about to wear four inch heeled court-shoes twelve hours a day! – another reason why I hate wearing “the skirt”

Pull bead straight, grab keys, lock flat, head for cafe to start the coffee machine and my day!

="Red" of the Cafe Fame (Journal)= [1- Friday]


Frankston, Australia

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This is for the collaborative novel in the All Write Now Group

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