Friday, September 02, 2011
Sometimes life is just this simple, and just this hard, and just this rewarding:
Short Order Cook
by Jim Daniels
An average joe comes in
and orders thirty cheeseburgers and thirty fries.
I wait for him to pay before I start cooking.
He ain't no average joe.
The grill is just big enough for ten rows of three.
I slap the burgers down
throw two buckets of fries in the deep frier
and they pop pop spit spit...
The counter girls laugh.
It is the crucial point—
they are ready for the cheese:
(Read the rest here, at The Writer's Almanac.)
The round up this week is at The Miss Rumphius Effect.