Bidding adieu (again)

For the second time in a week, I am saying goodbye to one of the young ladies of Buffalo Wild Wings Zona Rosa whom I have gotten to know so well. 

Last Friday, Raymie LePetit concluded her time, as she anticipates a move back to her native Arizona, where she’s going to continue her studies. I’m going to miss her dearly, but I’m glad she’s moving back home and bettering herself. 

Today, I say goodbye to Stephanie Suggs. Her last day is tomorrow, but I came today, since (a) I have an appointment with Crista in the morning; and (b) it’s supposed to rain all day. Better I come today and go back late tonight before the rain arrives. 

Stephanie has been with Buffalo Wild Wings almost eight years. She began in her native St. Joseph, where she went to high school and then Missoori Western University. She’s been here since at least the beginning of last year. I’ve really come to like her as much as some of my old favorites, including Liz and Lisa. Another one I’ll miss.

Then again, time marches on. Unless one wants to get into management, restaurant jobs are not meant to be permanent, unless it’s a supplemental income. I’m glad to see people moving on and bettering themselves.

Not that I won’t stop coming. I still know quite a few people here. I need to still come see Shannon, Jaclyn, Lindsey, Ashlee, Dana, Megan and the managers, as well as play trivia with Robb and Dawn. 

I’m playing Buzztime right now. First lunchtime game was a perfect 7,000. 

The drive here was easy. I did not eat anything. I stopped in Topeka to use the restroom and do a litle shopping. I had plenty of time, seeing I reached Wannamaker Road at 8:30. 

When I leave, I’m going to pick up Zazby’s to go. There’s now a location open near the Kansas Speedway off Paralell Parkway in KCK. It is doing a super business so far. 

Speaking of chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s opens its first Kansas location Tuesday in Lawrence, about three blocks north of the new Buffalo Wild Wings on Iowa Street. I’m going to make it there very soon, if not Tuesday. Then again, it might be more prudent to wait. However, I’m glad I no longer have to go to Neraska or Oklahoma to get it. 

The Kansas City metro will be opening two in Missouri soon, one in Westport and the other in Blue Springs. 

The NFL draft is tonight. Should be really fun after the first two picks are announced. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

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