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Posted on 2005.12.20 at 18:10
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
there is a regular at our cafe, who has been a frequent customer throughout the 2 years i've worked there. he is a nice older man, has never been demanding, and is very sweet. but in the last couple months, something has changed.... he is obviously sick, spitting blood up into the garbage and looking pretty haggard. he has taken to writing poetry for the female employees, and hugging those of us who have been working for some time. it's so awkward! his poems are all innocuous (if poorly written) odes to christmas, and his hands don't wander during hugs or anything. the problem is, i don't even like hugging my friends. it has gotten so that i can't do my job, because i won't leave the safety of the bar lest i be accosted. he's such a sweetheart and obviously getting comfort from those who care about him......
i just don't know how to get out of this situation without either being a bad employee or hurting his feelings.

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