1.) I am not as young as I think I am. Â After standing for 6 hours at the register processing all the burrito orders, my back felt like I just carried a keg up Mount Marcy. Â (that’s the really tall mountain up north, right? Â Or am I confusing it with some porn film from the 80s?)
2.) I should probably change the name from “Free Burrito Day” to “Not Everything You See In The Store is Free… Day”. Â It shouldn’t have been so confusing, but about 4 thousand times I was forced to have this conversation, Â ”where do we get the drinks?” Â says the customer. Â ”I have a cup right here for you. Â They’re 2 dollars, would you like one?” Â ”they’re not free?” Â ”No they’re not.” Â ”but I just donated outside”.
And I wanted to say the following but didn’t, “get out of my face before I get all NeNe Leakes on you. Â Now get.”
3.) I should have faxed a memo to every office building in Albany that read, “We apologize, but no, you can not call in an order for 175 free burritos for everyone in your office, and then have one person come and pick them up.”
4.) Last year I did not let you get free wings instead. Â I have worked the counter every year for 14 years on Free Burrito Day and I have a memory like a very gay, very drunk elephant, so don’t play with me.
5.) A lot of people order food the same way they would order at Taco Bell. Â It caused a lot of confusion at times because a “Bean and Cheese” burrito is just that… “beans and cheese.” Â So when you order a bean and cheese burrito, but then complain you didn’t get the rice and salsa and lettuce and tomatoes (and sometimes the “hamburg”, it makes me a little frustrated. Â However, I learned my lesson early on and started having each Taco Bell type person (yes, I said it) list specifically what they want in their burrito.
6.) I managed to catch a pretty significant contact high while working because lots of you enjoy doing bong hits before eating your free burritos. Â Evidently, doing the bong hit justÂ seconds before walking in the door. Â Bless your little hearts.
7.) I learned that we gave away about 4,000 free burritos and made about $3,000. Â So, although it doesn’t prove to be the biggest fundraiser we threw, it all adds up. Â If you couldn’t make Free Burrito Day but would like to donate online to our Leukemia & Lymphoma fundraiser, please click here.
Lastly, thank you to the staff at Bombers Lark & Schenectady who did an amazing job pumping out all those burritos, and with a smile on their face. Â (probably because they were all high as a kite. ha, you know what Im’ sayin. Â just kidding, NYS Labor Board.)