A little announcement before I get to Friday Quick Fic. See that nifty little badge? Isn't it cute? Faye at A Daydreamer's Thoughts made it for me. I literally squeed when I saw it (seriously, I did and it was high pitched. Be glad you weren't there to hear it.) Thanks so much, Faye. It is perfect.
Now, onto today's Quick Fic.
1: A warning or an intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger.
2: Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition.
3: A formal order from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense.
4: A summons or citation in civil or admiralty law.
[Middle English monicioun, from Old French monicion, from Latin moniti, monitin-, frommonitus, past participle of monre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.]
The dishwasher calling in sick was the first monition. A freezer broke. Everyone scrambled to save the food. Next, a shelf broke, cups crashing to the floor.
All this happened at the height of the lunch rush. At least the food went out fine - when there were clean dishes. The boss blew through the restaurant like a tornado, yelling for the workers to move faster.
When it was over, everyone collapsed in the break room. For a long moment, no one moved. Finally, one by one they trickled out. The restaurant went dark.
Tomorrow they would do it again.
PS: This, thankfully, has never happened at my day job. *knock on wood* Well, they have, but not all at once. *knock on wood*
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