I almost lost my job yesterday!
I have told you about my coffee shop/Mexican restaurant job. (You can read about it here if you don't remember).
Mandy is the coffee shop owner and Juan is the Mexican restaurant owner. They are business partners and more. And by more I mean business partners with benefits. And by benefits I mean they are sleeping together!
Juan is a nice guy, but he is a big play boy.
Mandy is helplessly in love with him.
Juan told her up front that he didn't want any type of relationship and never would. (does this ever really work?)
Mandy thought she could change his mind and make him fall in love with her. (another big mistake)
Yesterday Juan told Mandy he was done with the "relationship".
This was not good.
Mandy was completely crushed! She was ready to pack up and leave town, quit the business and never look back and leave me without a job!
Mona and I spent all of yesterday trying to help Mandy get through the...breakup? Do you call it a breakup if they technically weren't dating? Anyways, she was all sorts of a mess.
At one point she had her hands around his throat. It started out as a joke, but then she just kinda held on. Mona and I just stood there watching (I didn't want to get in the middle of that!). Thankfully she did let go and Juan and I both took a breath (I didn't even realize I was holding mine).
How do I keep finding myself in these uncomfortable awkward situations?
We had to remind Mandy that she is stronger than she thinks, she will make it through this, hopefully with out choking Juan again. She also deserves better than a "friends with benefits" situation. It will be painful and awkward to continue being business partners, but as I told Mandy yesterday, it's not as bad as having to hug a "homicidal villain". She's a survivor...she not gonna give up. (Yes, I imagine having this talk going along with Destiny Child's "Survivor". It's my go to motivation speech.)
Now we will just have to wait and see how the next few weeks go...