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.

Reubenesque

Danger Monkey, age 10: “Are you making that sandwich that’s all the gross things mixed up and named after a guy?”

Me: “Yes, this is a Reuben. It’s very delicious.”

DM: “It’s disgusting! How can you eat that?”

Me: “Sorry you feel that way.”

DM: “So gross.”

Me: “Hey, more for me. And if you don’t like it, that’s fine but I’m going to ask that you don’t sit there making fun of my sandwich.”

DM: (long pause)

DM: “Can I have some?”

Ham It Up

Me: “How is your turkey sandwich?”

Danger Monkey, age 9: “It’s OK, I guess.”

Me: “Yeah, between you and me, turkey is kind of dull. What could we put on there to make it better? Maybe mayonnaise? Avacado? Sliced tomatoes?”

DM: “How about ham… and bacon!”

Me: (pause) “You make me so proud, son.”