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May 3, 2014

Theresa Timmons: Despite nerves, serving for a good cause worthwhile

Waitress stint goes as good as can be expected

(Continued)

Since I could barely find the ice machine, I made a chocolate milk availability decision. I returned to the customer.

“No, we do not have chocolate milk,” I informed her.

The shift passed slowly, and Wetnap John (the brilliant bus boy) cleaned tables. He flicked food into his Rubbermaid tub and did not gag once that I saw.

I survived with no complaints, reasonable tips for the cause - and a whole new appreciation for the job of a restaurant server.

And at the end of the day, it seems that everyone gave their best. Because when there is a real need and an important purpose, it isn’t really so hard to dig a little deeper and stretch out of our comfort zone.

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Theresa Timmons’ column appears every first and third Sunday. She is an Elwood resident and can be reached at paperflinger.com.

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