Owner Mary Wright put me on “fuzzy” drink and sundae making duty, and Carrie took the lead in the milkshake department.
In an hour, I made three cherry limeades, one cherry Dr. Pepper, one vanilla Diet coke, two turtle sundaes, one strawberry sundae, two hot fudge sundaes and a butterscotch shake. Only one customer complained when I forgot the pecans on the turtle, but she ate it anyway.
I realized why the drinks at Old Mill taste so good: It’s because they fresh-mix the syrup with the soda water. I also realized how cut my arms would be if I spent every day scooping ice cream out of that freezer.
It’s a tight fit behind that soda fountain, but Mary and her employees were patient with us. Best of all: Now that we’re trained, Mary gave us permission to go behind the counter and make what we want whenever.
My daughter will be so impressed.