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A Day At The Beach Essay

1143 words - 5 pages

Although most transcripts indicate that the typical student hibernates from May twenty-second to September seventh, I don't. For four summers, I have worked at the beach, carrying chairs, and food for the residents of the Village of Atlantic Beach sometimes being called a "chair girl." Indeed, it has been hard, but it has also been the best one of the best experiences of my life. Personally, I prefer "beach attendant," as opposed to "chair girl" I think it sounds classier. But until I started working, I didn't think there was anything classy about this job. In many respects I was right. One Sunday early in my first summer demonstrated this. "Don't worry, Mr. Hassin, I'll be right with you," I smiled. "Just a little backed up here. Why don't you take the kids to the concession meanwhile, huh? By the time you get back, I'll have it all set up for you. Give me five Greg." The 4 year old slapped my hand. Ew, he had left over ice cream on his hands. Oh well, at least I bought sometime to set up. Alas, I spied my good customers, the Howards. "Oh, Mrs. Howard, so good to see you. How's Gab doing?" Gabriel was her 27-year-old son. He was probably the only one on the beach who sympathized with me. "He's good. He's seeing someone. Oh, she is pretty. But of course I'd pick you any day." Haha, he is good looking and sweet, what else would a girl want? "What can I do for you?" Her request was four chairs and two umbrellas- she was having company, and when they arrived, they would also want to order lunch. The only problem; she only owned three chairs and one umbrella for her, but I had no chair to loan. Hmmm "All right, no problem. Let me grab that bag, and you go ahead and pick a good spot. I'll grab the chairs and follow you." Now, for the fourth chair. Whose chair could I possibly loan her? Everyone was at the beach. It was a thousand degrees. Quickly, she's waiting. Aha, Hassin has four chairs, and he only needs three. Good! Four chairs in one arm, two umbrellas and six billion pound beach bag under the other, and I was off. For a trek down the long shelly crowded hot beach. "Here you go." I dug the umbrella in, unfolded the chairs, and (a special touch) draped a towel along her couch. "Is there anything else I can get you?" "Not right now, hun, but when Kimberly and my friends get here, show them where I am, will you?" "Of course. You have a nice day." Two more trips, and I was in the clear. I was about to sit down (for the first time that day), but then I saw that hassle, Hassin. I darted down the beach with his chairs, rammed his rusty umbrella as hard as I could into the scorching sand, and chucked the chairs open, all before he arrived. Sweating like a pig but with a few seconds to spare. "There you go, Mr. Hassin....

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