It's two days before Christmas and Marisol is waiting on a customer at The Flavor Cafe.
Customer: So many things in this case are calling my name, but I just worked out and I am determined not to make weight loss a necessary resolution for 2016.
Marisol: Yes. There's always the New Year's goal to look good before the heat hits.
Customer: With these high temperatures lately, it's like we're having a winter heatwave. Who would have thought I could dress like this in the winter?
Marisol: Yes, it is unseasonably warm.
Marisol: Okay. I understand. (Rings up the sale on the register) That will be $6.95, please.
Customer: And worth every cent. I love your sandwiches.
The customer hands Marisol the money and Marisol gives her change.
Marisol: Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying another sandwich. Just as a reminder, we will be closing at 4:00 PM Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
Customer: Okay. Merry Christmas!
Marisol: Merry Christmas to you! Thank you!
The customer leaves. After a few minutes, Rowan comes from the kitchen to quickly update Marisol on orders.
Marisol: Don't we have an early morning pick up?
Rowan: Yes, I'm going to work on it in a few minutes. I'm just checking a few things with orders and confirming some New Year's orders too. One customer already asked to increase the sandwiches and macarons.
Marisol: Good. Nice way to bring in a new year. Increased sales of food.
Rowan: Yep. Well, I'm going to get going so we can get out of here on time today.
Rowan goes back to the kitchen. Marisol has seven customers come in and buy items. Then a customer comes in for her order.
Isis: I'm well, thank you. Merry Christmas!
Marisol: Merry Christmas! It's nice to see a familiar customer come in. How may I help you today?
Marisol: I'm glad we can be here for you. What can I get you today?
Isis: I'm picking up an order for Knight, please.
Marisol: Your order is in the kitchen. I'll run and grab it and be right back. Please give me a minute.
Isis: Of course. Thank you.
Marisol heads to the kitchen to get Isis' order.
Marisol returns with two boxes.
Marisol: I see you are looking at the menu. Would you like to add to your order?
Isis: No, thank you. I just thought I'd browse. I'm going to take one with me for later.
Marisol: Okay. And before I forget, I would like to make sure you know that we will be closing at 4:00 PM Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
Isis: Thank you.
Isis: Tyson is going to love this.
Marisol: Is Tyson your fiance? I see the lovely ring on your finger. Can I get a closer look, please?
Isis: Yes, he is. Thank you, and, yes, you can.
Marisol: It's beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, when is the big day?
Isis: We are still working out the date. But I think next summer.
Marisol: A nice warm summer day will be perfect. When you start looking for a caterer, please consider us. We cater and we can do wedding cakes and all the desserts too.
Isis: Do you make more than sandwiches and desserts?
Marisol: Absolutely. We keep it simple for the cafe. Most people in the city are on the go and want something quick and easy. But for events we can do almost anything.
Isis: Oh! I didn't know that. I will certainly keep you in mind then.
Marisol rings in the sale and Isis reaches for her purse to pay. Isis pays and leaves.
Looks like everyone is getting ready for Christmas.
I hope you enjoy your holiday with family and friends. ~ Jaye