I got a phone call Thursday night informing me that Emily's soccer coach had just received an email indicating that our team was scheduled for concession stand duty this morning. Pretty short notice, huh? Of course, I said that I'd volunteer my services. On top of that, I volunteered Sarah's services, too.
We were supposed to work from 10:30 to 12:30. Since Emily's game* was over by 10:00, Sarah and I went ahead and got an early start on our two-hour shift, in hopes of possibly leaving at noon instead of 12:30. There were two volunteers working the first shift when we got there, so it wasn't too crowded with the two of us added into the mix.
At 10:30, two more volunteers arrived, and the first shift left. Then at 10:50, two more volunteers showed up. It got quite crowded with so many people behind the one counter. Sarah went into the back to see if there was anything else she could do, and she got the job of restocking the Gatorade fridge. She did a wonderful job, too.
At 12:30, when the third shift was supposed to show up, no one did. The volunteers who had shown up late at 10:50, were the first to have the "Oh, well; Not my problem" attitude and take off. The other two volunteers stuck around until about 12:45, but then they, too, exited the scene.
So, from 12:30 until 2:30, it was just Sarah and me, along with the two man concession stand crew (the guy who runs the stand and the guy who cooks the food). The guy who runs the concession stand told us that if we didn't want to stay we didn't have to, but I told him that we really didn't have anything else to do except go home and clean or do yard work, so we stayed until they closed.
The concession stand guys said that we were such good volunteers, they'd love to have us back every Saturday. I told them that I didn't know about that, but I was definitely planning on coming back and working another day. Sarah said she'd like to come back again, too.
To thank us for such a job well done, they gave us all of the leftover hot dogs, burgers, and fries to take home for dinner. So, when we got home around 3:00, we had a nice early dinner. It was great not having to worry about what we were going to have for dinner or cook it either.
*Emily's team lost 2-1, but it was a hard fought battle and the girls did a great job considering that they only had four players and they all had to play the entire game.