A Real Treet

This week we celebrated some big milestones. So, of course, we went to Jiffy Treet. I ordered the Turtle Sundae. I was not disappointed.

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I really like Jiffy Treet. They have a very diverse menu, from the obvious ice creams (handmade and soft serve), but also some fairly delicious alternatives like frozen yogurt and “whip”. They even have a not-horrible sandwich menu. Obviously, an ice cream place isn’t expected to have big, hearty, and amazing sandwiches. But the food is actually more than passable.

I also like that they seem to be pretty good at staffing. The stores are always bustling with a group of 4-5 younger college-aged kids, which is often a recipe for disaster. But, at least in my experience, I have never had seen any negative or disruptive behavior. Quite the opposite. Their staff have always been fast, efficient, and super friendly. I have to believe they actually enjoy their jobs. So bravo to the owners and management. You either treat your staff really well, or have figured out how to get them all to pretend really well.

Time (f)lies

Little Miss Thing, age 6: “We haven’t be to Jiffy Treet in over a year. I keep track.”

Me: “I don’t think it’s been a year. How do you keep track?”

LMT: “I have a big sheet of paper.”

Me: “Can I see it?”

LMT: (pause) “OK, I don’t track it. But it does SEEM like a year.”