Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Pony Tales: One Day On the Job, and Already Providing For the Family

The Pony started his (paid) training on Monday. He left at 6:30 a.m. for his orientation in Casino Town. He takes the exit past the casino exit, so it's a bit more than a 90-minute drive. Plus he stops for breakfast at McDonald's on the way. He said he got there about 30 minutes early, which was a comfortable cushion for him.

8:58 a.m. 
"I'm in. Whiteboard on the wall. 'Expectations: Stay Awake.'"

12:36 p.m.
"Had my snacks for lunch. Only get 30 minute break."

3:06 p.m.
"Done. Going by Steak N Shake on the way home for supper."

5:11 p.m.
"Have you cooked for Dad yet? If not, I think I might be bringing home 2 extra burgers; the waitress made the wrong ones at first and felt bad so I guess I get to take the other two home???"

"If they let you have them."

"Since she didn't take them away and asked if I wanted boxes. This was incredibly awkward as a thing. I have no clue how the waitress misheard garlic as royale, but I feel bad for her. She was just so mortified too. But yeah, I'm bringing home two burgers (lightly smashed) and the fries that fit. And leaving her a big tip because of everything."

So... Hick had a Steakburger for supper instead of roasted chicken, and I also had a Steakburger instead of whatever I was gonna find in the FREE freezer. Hick got to the fries before I took his leftover burger. That's okay. I don't like Steak N Shake fries. This burger had a fried egg on top, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and a sauce that Hick had already wiped off, thinking he was eating both burgers.

Thanks to our little Pony for providing supper. He's not quite a breadwinner. He's a burgerwinner.

Steak N Shake might now be referred to as MisStake N Shake.


  1. Leaving a big tip for the waitress that he feels sorry for...Just a guess from me, but I'll bet she is cute!

    1. That is a possibility. The Pony is not known for his empathy. AND he didn't describe the waitress, whereas he said his orientation class for his new job was full of "middle-aged women."

  2. Heh, missteak and shake. So nice of The pony to bring home the wrong burgers AND leave a big tip for the poor girl. Perhaps it was her first day.

    1. The Pony was unsure if he could claim the burgers. "She left them on my table and went to get the right ones. So I guess I can take them?"

      The Pony might have discovered a new scam!

  3. What a good young man to feed his parents and provide a big tip for the waitress. Our S&S have all closed.

    1. The Pony is becoming a regular philanthropist! There's a Steak N Shake in Farmington, in case you get a hankerin' to drive to the middle of nowhere and have your order messed up and maybe score a free burger.