Quinte, On. real estate agent: It Felt Like The First Day of Summer

It Felt Like The First Day of Summer

It certainly felt like yesterday was the first day of summer. I ventured out to Dairy Queen for the first time this year. It was chaos. The poor kids working there were swamped. Unlike other Dairy Queens that I see in other places, the one in Trenton is open year round, and I'm sure that the employees had no idea what was going to hit them when they opened the doors yesterday morning. They kept order as best they could in a scene that resembled a line up for food in a camp in Bangladesh.


I'm always amazed at how ill natured some people can be and how they can be rude to teenagers working at minimum wage jobs. How would they feel if people talked like that to their kids? If I could get away with it, sometimes I'd like to punch people in the mouth. Despite the few beligerent jerks customers these kids handled the stress very gracefully and kept things going as smoothly as they could.


Feeling a little guilty I scooped up my treat and abandoned them to their fate.

banana split

 

Comment balloon 24 commentsMalcolm Johnston • May 25 2010 11:12AM

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I think I gained about 10 pounds just LOOKING at that, Malcolm.  That looks ABSOLUTELY delicious!

I smiled at your description likening the experience to kids in a third-world country suddenly getting food for the first time in a month.

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) over 8 years ago

Now THAT is a traditional banana split, haven't seen one of those in years.  Dairy Queens are hard to come by here, haven't seen one of those in years as well.  Here they are an endangered species.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 8 years ago

hi Malcolm

Looks delicious! I remember spending a lot of time at Trenton's Dairy Queen when I was growing up....I loved the sundaes that came with a chocolate brownie.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 8 years ago

People can be jerks Malcolm! Obviously those people have forgotten what it was like to be a kid and working their first jobs and having to deal with everything, or maybe that was just their way of welcoming them to the work force!

Posted by Christine Hynes, Orange County Senior Loan Consultant (American Capital Corporation) over 8 years ago

Ha! Ha! Malcolm - I had a Peanut Buster Parfait and enjoyed every last bite.....but looking at your Banana Split - makes my mouth water and now I want one...geez....so much for the diet!

Posted by Cathy Polan, Royal Lepage Proalliance Realty Sales Rep. (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty,Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Looks sooo good Malcolm. My son didn't work at a Dairy Queen, He worked at a Little Ceasars - Made a great pizza!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

If those kids can take that kind of abuse, just think - they might be future real estate professionals! LOL

Posted by Not In Real Estate Any Longer over 8 years ago

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros) Lol Chris, there's a banana in there, it's practically health food.

Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County Real Estate, CA (Safe Haven Realty) It's seems that way here too Cynthia, I don't see as many as I used to, especially in Toronto.

Jo-Anne Smith- Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga Region Real Estate, Ont (Brekland Realty Group) Jo, I have a fondness for sundaes myself.

Christine Hynes - Orange County Senior Loan Consultant (American Capital Corporation) It's unbelievable how little empathy some people are capable of mustering up at times Christine.

Catherine Polan (Re/Max (Belleville and Trenton) Quinte Ltd. Brokerage) Yum yum Cathy,the peanut buster parfaits are really good too.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging)I wish we had a little Caesars here in Trenton. I like their pizza. Your son has a skill for life.

Pam McInnes (Peak Realty Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA)I hope not Pam, I don't need the competition. I'm hoping they become doctors, we need more ofthem around here.

 

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

A banana!  LOL...I sure like YOUR nutritional guidelines better than I like US FDA (Food & Drug Administration...I just remembered that you're from Canada) guidelines.

From now on, my goal is to eat three (3) of those banana splits per day.  I don't want to die of malnutrition.  Thank you, Dr. Johnston.  ;-)

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

DQ is not a good place to go, if you're on a diet, but occasionally, why not?

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros) Chris, what do the FDA know?

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Occasionally Brian, no more than once a day or so.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm:

In a banana split, there are at least 2 of the reccomended food groups and being a good citizen you are complying.

Ty

Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) over 8 years ago

Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc Ty, I'm just doing my part, working towards a healthy Canada.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

I can't imagine a Dairy Queen not being open year-round but I do realize there's a slight difference in the winter between San Diego and Toronto. LOL

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

Some people are just rude.  They forget they were once teenagers working these types of jobs. I try to remember what's its like.  I am nice, I am patient and I tip well.

Thanks for being nice

Have another great day

Leander

Posted by Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County Realtor over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

I went to your blog, since you answered mine, but now I'm "Not A Happy Camper"...  I'm on my 4th week of this Lifestyle Change called "Simply For Life" where I gave up ALL SUGAR & SALT...  so when I opened your latest blog, I was starring at a "Banana Split" with all sorts of simple sugars and salts...  NOW I WANT ONE!!!  So off to my Ecleptic machine and a big bottle of water...  AUGH!!!  LOL  ;>))

Posted by Ann-Marie Clements, M.S. Ed., Innovative Proactive Principal (Dubai International School, UAE) over 8 years ago

Jim Frimmer, Mission Valley Realtor, CA DRE #01458572 (Century 21 Award) Jim, when it's 20 below 0, not too many people feel like going out for an ice cream.

Leander McClain: NJ Foreclosures & REO NJSouthRealEstate.Com (Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate - Princeton, NJ) Leander, some people just are jerks. I remember struggling at my first job.

Ann-Marie Clements Luxury Homes REALTOR® Saint John, Quispamsis, & Grand Bay (Royal LePage Atlantic) Bananas are good for you Ann-Marie.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Looks like a delish treat!  It is sad how rude people sometime act to those in service industries.

Posted by Brenda Carus (Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Brenda Carus (Towne Square Realty) Brenda, it was delicious. I'm going back for some more this weekend.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

When I was growing up there was a seasonal-only ice cream 'destination' just a couple of towns over - I never quite understood then why it was only open for part of the year as it was SO good I really thought they could make it year-round.  At least that's what I thought when we'd get the occasional warm days during the otherwise cold Boston winters. 

Those bananas ARE good for you, aren't they?!?

Posted by Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883 (Diamond Ridge Realty) over 8 years ago

Mmmm, Malcolm that looks yummy! Guess the sudden heat wave drove the people to the DQ for an iced treat, but that does not give them the right to be rude. The heat brings that out in people for some reason, the cold weather doesn't.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Michael J. O'Connor, MBA, CDPE (Diamond Ridge Realty) An ice cream parlour in the winter would be tough sledding Michael.

Contact Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Voted Best Real Estate People Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Buying or Selling) I don't understand that at all, I'm always in a way better mood in the warm weather.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Wow...that thing looks good!!! I think I'll make a run to the store!

Posted by Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR (Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA) over 8 years ago

Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR (Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA) You're right Pam, I think it's time I had another one.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

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