I waited a day and then texted Alicia. (Didn’t want to seem to urgent. I’ve been playing the long game on this girl.)
“Hi Elisha. Hope you’re having a good day!” (Then I sent her my contact information)
I go into action. I email the GM at Square 1682.
I spoke with you two weeks ago about a special lunch I wanted to have with a client that is dear to me. I told you how she can only have lunch at 11am because she comes in to work early..
She has a love of French Toast. I’ve sampled the french toast at Square and it is exquisite. I know your breakfast ends at 10:30, but if you could hold it out until 11am on Thursday, March 22 i would be eternally grateful.
Elisha is an integral part of my financial team and just happens to adore french toast and if we can bring her the Square 1682 experience I’d be eternally grateful , Jason.
We’re set to have you for breakfast at 11am.
Aside the French toast, is there another item that you’ll be ordering?
Chef team needs to break down the line to reset for lunch but they will keep whatever items you need on the line for your order.
Thank you so much, Jason! I’ll just order something from the lunch menu. The french toast is just for her.
Thank you again! You are awesome!
No problem. The General Manager, Chris, will be here that morning.
He’s looped in along with the chef team. We’ll see you then.
Six days later I go to my credit union to deposit a check. It’s around 2 in the afternoon. Alicia isn’t there. I send her a text.
“Hi. I’m at PFCU. Are we still good for lunch on Thursday at 11?”
That night at 11pm I screenshot the response from Jason about how their ready for us on Thursday with delicious french toast for her at 11am. I also include this text.
“The GM at Square 1682 has confirmed that we’re good for Thursday. I haven’t heard back from you. I know we’re having crazy weather tomorrow (March snow!) but please let me know for 11am Thursday. It’ll be fun!”
I get my very first text from Alicia the next morning. (It’s been over a week since I hatched this plan.)
“Hey sorry I haven’t been responding. I’m actually on vacation and won’t be back in Philly until next week so I’ll be in touch when the next time we can do brunch!”
I respond 3 hours later.
“No worries. Being away from Philly right now is a good thing. It’s snowing like crazy!”
I email Jason and tell him that for now, it’s sadly…off.
I don’t want to get disappointed and we are having a huge snowstorm right now, so I’m going to sit tight.
I suppose my next move will to simply return to the credit union next week. I’ll make another deposit and chat with Alicia and try to reset our lunch date.
This story isn’t over. I’m determined to get to know her and get her some delicious french toast.
Onward and upward!
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