Thanksgiving Behind-the-Scenes

Thanksgiving Behind-the-Scenes

By Abby A, Pie Bar Marietta

The wonderful week of Thanksgiving is the perfect time to discuss what we’re thankful for. Of course, I’m thankful for the Pie Bar Team for making Thanksgiving so memorable. The most exciting of activities were accomplished. Y’know, folding boxes and picking through apples for hours and hours on end with seemingly no finish line in sight. But because of the team members of Pie Bar, it was all worth it. 

Picking apples may not seem exciting, and to be honest, I was a little afraid. But, with twelve of us huddled like penguins around the table, sorting through apple slices, we discussed so much, and learned many new things about each other. Like how Lucy, one of our bakers and transporters, can tell where someone is from by their license plate and surprise them by randomly bringing it up!

I bonded very well with Georgianna, a Woodstock team member, and Sam, a baker, while we spent hours folding over 800 boxes for orders. We enjoyed a hot many snacks and a lot of coffee to stay pumped up throughout the day. There wasn’t a moment I saw Gianna without a snack, and there was definitely not a time they didn’t see me sipping on my pumpkin spice coffee (check out Coffeemate’s Natural Bliss pumpkin spice creamer, you’ll thank me later). The process of boxes included stamping, folding, deli-sheeting, and stickering. It basically took an assembly line to get it all done.

Sam put together a “Pie Bar Playlist” where everyone contributed their own recommendations of songs. We listened to “Revenge”, a Minecraft parody of “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher. There were also four continuous minutes of Michael Jackson song exclamations, which I briefly heard while in passing, thankfully. There were also iconic songs, like “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys, music for Christmas time (even though it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet), and even the entire Hamilton soundtrack (yes, two straight hours of rapping about history). 

I worked the outside portion of the drive-thru on the last day of our Thanksgiving week. I got to stand outside in a reflective, neon yellow vest and wave people on. My best contribution was waving at people so they would move up in the line to make space for other cars. Yes, I know; I was the most important person there, obviously (JK). We did used walkie-talkies which felt very #official and communicating with Emma, Abby B., and Tony was certainly fun. I also worked indoors for a bit, packing orders of pie and handing them off to Susanna so she could give them to their newfound rightful homes!

All of these tasks made wonderful memories for me, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the Pie Bar Team. Because of them, this Thanksgiving is certainly one to remember. Not to mention, the Bourbon Pecan pie I brought home was gone in less than three days, courtesy of me. 

I can’t wait for next year’s Thanksgiving, and I loved every moment of this one. 

Thank you all members of Pie Bar for being so wonderful!

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