Write about: the no-show.
Picked blackberries for local orders this morning. We managed to get 41 pints, which is pretty good. We had orders for 43 though, so not quite good enough. Kat did get a pint of raspberry to make up for one customer being shorted, and the other customer ended up getting extra peaches to make up for it anyway.
Not exactly a restful day, but part of me appreciated getting to be out on the farm doing a different sort of work.
And the rest of me just wanted to nap.
No-shows are my least favorite part of doing local orders. By. Far.
On our first one this year, the last customer to show up arrived at 5pm. I waited until 6pm for the final customer to arrive and... he never did.
On our second one the last customer came at 5:30, which left me waiting for another half hour for... someone who never came.
Today, on my insistence, we shortened the pickup window from 4-6 to 4-5:30. If I'd fully had my way, it would've been 4:30-5:30, but whatever.
I didn't notice when the last customer arrived, but it doesn't really matter. Because this time there were *two* different customers who never came to collect the produce they had ordered.
Produce that we had taken the time to pick and prepare for them. And now have to spend time making additional arrangements for them to get.
Or, you know, forget them and their order and never take orders from people who no-show on us (without good reason) ever again.
I will let you guess which option I currently prefer.