Diane Ward might just be a kind person, but she claimed my strawberry sundae making skills were top notch.We had fun soda jerking at Old Mill Tasty Shop this afternoon.
Owner Mary Wright put me on “fuzzy” drink and sundae making duty, and Carrie took the lead in the milkshake department.
In an hour, I made three cherry limeades, one cherry Dr. Pepper, one vanilla Diet coke, two turtle sundaes, one strawberry sundae, two hot fudge sundaes and a butterscotch shake. Only one customer complained when I forgot the pecans on the turtle, but she ate it anyway.Thanks to Deanna for this photo of Carrie, Mary and me. Watch out, people. I have soda fountain clearance, and I'm not afraid to use it.I realized why the drinks at Old Mill taste so good: It’s because they fresh-mix the syrup with the soda water. I also realized how cut my arms would be if I spent every day scooping ice cream out of that freezer.
It’s a tight fit behind that soda fountain, but Mary and her employees were patient with us. Best of all: Now that we’re trained, Mary gave us permission to go behind the counter and make what we want whenever.
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My daughter will be so impressed.