Night before we went to bed at 4am setting up the POS system, sweeping and mopping the floors at 11pm before the pipe decided to burst and was soaked at midnight because the main for the water can only be handled by management and they weren't around at that time...testing out coffee machine and rearranging our set up with no lights (because lights for the front of the shop was not installed yet at that time)....basically we were in a state where we thought it was a bit crazy to want to open the shop for a dry run.
But you know what? We woke up with the biggest motivation to make do with what we had! Being the corporate people that Aiman and I are, we tend to do things a little different from how it is usually done in the F&B industry but oh heck - we've sent out invitations so we cannot back out.
16th of May turned out to be one of the best days we've ever had together, Aiman and I. We had our apron on, our Superteam with us, handled the cash machine, served customers and cleaned up all in that 3 hours that we were opened! We served about 80 customers who went back happy, and that was the only thing that mattered to us :)
It was so surreal that I am so so so grateful to God for blessing both Aiman and I with all these challenges and rezeki. You have no idea how much I'm in love with our new business. There's definitely a lot to do, and a long long way more to the end but Alhamdulillah for a start we have motivating team and I just can't. First day down and I was missing my staff already.
As I was having dinner with Aiman (more like supper since we hardly have time for meals anymore these days) I looked at him and tears rolled down my cheeks..."I miss my Double A team already. Why aren't we working on Monday and Tuesday? :((("
And all Aiman did was....laughed at me. He really has no idea how much I love my team guys, he knows me very well like that.