Things Dairy Queen Employees Want You to Know

Things Dairy Queen Employees Want You to Know

My one day a week second job taught me a lot about society as it stands

This summer was *hopefully* my last summer working in the food industry.

Upon the completion of my bachelor's degree this year, this summer was a time to buckle down and make extra money where I could. With this in mind, my sister offered me a job working one night a week at Dairy Queen. While I was initially hesitant about entering back into the fast food industry, I figured the money and the free ice cream made it well worth it. (And I'm not ashamed to say that it kind of was).

But after the first couple weeks, reality hit. I was back in the fast food game; servicing an entirely different kind of clientele than I had been used to. And with that realization came a slew of "retail woes" that people often read about on Reddit. I was a part of the game again.

So with this summer's experiences comes a list of things a Dairy Queen worker might like you to know upon your visits throughout the year (Disclaimer: please bear in mind that these are light-hearted observations/noted trends and in no way a statement of how I feel about people individually. You're all wonderful):

1. Please don't just say, "I want a Blizzard."

There are NUMEROUS types of blizzards. That's just like saying, "I'll have a pop" when going to a restaurant. And there always seems to be a general confusion when asked, 'which kind?' or 'what size?' Know what you want BEFORE you start ordering, PLEASE. It makes for an extra happy employee.

2. No, we do not serve burgers/French fries/other restaurant based food here

What you see on the menu, is what you get. There are no hidden items. There is nothing we're not telling you. It's there. On the menu. Please read it.

3. Please do not order a medium sundae and ask for it in a large cup

I see you. I know your games and I'm not buyin it. Training requires us to know the proper weights for all of the ice cream sizes. I will not hesitate to pull out the scale and make sure you get a medium sundae, here.

4. Yes, we flipped your Blizzard.

While you were fumbling around in your wallet, we did in fact flip your blizzard. No we will not do it again. We're in the middle of a rush. So we're not going to be circus monkeys in the meantime. (Unless you want to tip us, then I'm down for whatever)

5. "I'll have an M&M mcflurry, please"

Come on now.

6. Please do not tell us how to make your ice cream

There is a way. And I assure you, it is much better than your way.

7. Stop ordering Peanut Butter Sundaes with pineapple.

That's gross, man. I mean, do what you want but they look nasty as all heck.

8. ALL Blizzards are made with Vanilla ice cream

You don't need to clarify, because it's already done that way. If the ice cream seems chocolate-y at all, it's because there was some sort of chocolate product added to the blizzard. If you want just ice cream and candy pieces, order it without chocolate sauce/hot fudge/coco fudge.

9. What's with the Banana Splits in a paper cup?

Honestly. Genuinely curious here. What's the appeal?

10. We're genuinely sorry about the Snickers Blizzards

I wish Dairy Queen had them this summer too. I would've eaten my entire weight in the snickers pieces alone. It's fine.

Cover Image Credit: Wikia

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.


I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.

I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!

One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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