If you are like me at all, then you live in a popular tourist area with summers are full of traffic and working. I work at an ice cream shop and have been for four years now. Each summer, I have progressively worked more hours and have had less free-time. I'm not complaining, but I would like to not have to request time off to breathe and have some fun in the summer. My best friend is in the middle of working eleven days straight and I feel so bad for her.
I do understand that I am an "adult", but that shouldn't mean I'm supposed to slave away my summer for some minimum wage ice cream job. I do love making flurries and spending time with my friends and boyfriend that also work there, but it is a tough job working with tourists. Some of them are so rude and you have to keep a positive attitude because "the customer is always right". We also don't get the best tips which can stink if you are really busy and trying really hard.
I wanted to come back for one last summer before I stay down at school next summer, but sometimes I wish I had a better paying and more rewarding job. I am going to be more on my own this upcoming school year, and I would like to not be broke and worrying about money on top of my classes.
One of the only things that keeps me trucking along until school starts is the fact that I am going on a family vacation during the first week of August. I know that I'll have a great time with my extended family members and my boyfriend who is coming along too. So until then, catch me smelling like rancid milk and hot fudge this summer.