Walk up to cafe counter. Get coffee cup.
Walking away, manager sees me…
“Zero! How you doing, brother!?”
“I’m good! How you doing?”
This small exchange may not seem like much to you, but it marks a very important step in the manager/patron relationship I’ve been building for weeks.
And I haven’t talked about it, because it’s been a secret until now…
But I can officially state that “Operation call me brother” is now complete.
“Operation call me boss” begins now. Muahahaha!