The Candy Man Can By Andy Moratis

I was in the seaside suburb of Williamstown in Melbourne's South West today as part of my job which is a sales rep. As an avid coffee drinker I needed to satisfy my afternoon fix. It was just on 3:30pm when I entered a 7 eleven to purchase a cappuccino. The store was packed with school children from the local primary school, some of which were lined up in front of me at the coffee machine to get hot chocolates. I know that its quite common to see kids in a place like this straight after school getting arvo snacks but to see up to 30 kids here at once was a bit unusual and to say the least pretty noisy. It didn't bother me as I have all the time in the world for kids but I couldn't help thinking how this situation could intimidate staff. As I waited patiently to make my coffee I could see that there was just one woman serving behind the counter. All of a sudden another staff member (this time a man) appeared from the back of the shop carrying 4 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts which he started to distribute to these very excited kids. Yes, he was giving them away. I started to question the two boys in front of me why he was doing this and they told me that whatever donuts weren't sold at the end of the day he would give to us because he couldn't sell them the next day. It reminded me of a scene out of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when the school kids enter a candy store after school and are showered with free candy from the shopkeeper. It brought a big smile to my face.

in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia


Melbourne born, bred and based I'm a stand up comedian, musician, sometimes actor, personal trainer, audio name it I've probably had a crack at it!

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