A Sweet Birthday Gift

At one of my breakfast spots…

Months ago one of the women working the counter misgendered me when calling back the order (she’d been good about pronouns when we interacted in the past). I gently corrected her and she was mortified. To the point she came by my table later on, where she apologized again profusely and vowed she’d comp a meal for me. I told her that while appreciated the gesture, it really wasn’t necessary.

Today she was working the counter, and yes she told me breakfast on her. I again told she really didn’t need to do but, and she said “but I want to do it.”

She’s got no idea it’s my birthday, but it definitely was a really nice gift.