I worked as a lunch lady at an elementary school a few years back. My job was to wash dishes during and after lunch.

Lunch ladies work in a pretty fast paced job. Hours are cut back from time to time. It’s a good job for people who want to hustle.

Most of the lunch ladies have or have had kids or grandkids enrolled in the schools where they work.

One day, a small child who was having a difficult time came through the line. She was in tears for some reason. The lunch lady who was serving stopped what she was doing, went out in front of the serving line, got down at eye-level with the girl, said something nice to her & gave her a hug.

This is part of what I was missing out on during my 20 years in the USMC.


Photo- Port Townsend Ship Yard