We took some time to dry our eyes but we dried them in vain. After saying farewell to one cherished Quills celebrity, we had only two weeks before another trampled over our hearts on his way out the door... like getting kicked by a horse then rolled over by its cart.
Mr. Jon Gertz made his last drink on Monday, June 10th at an hour that was neither too early nor too late. Pretty sure he might have left a little before his shift's end actually and we prefer to believe it was due to the overwhelming emotion and fear of public hysterics.
Jon has been a barista at Quills for about 3 years and has Mickey Goldmilled his fellow baristas for over a year now (look it up). He also held a title of "baker" when Quills first attempted baking our own pastries.
Jon Gertz is also a genius.
A wicked brilliant literary genius. In fact- we'd be far better off if he were writing this for himself. Jon spends his summer's teaching creative writing at Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) AND he was just accepted into the education master's program at Columbia University in NYC. Pretty big deal right? (Why does that city keep stealing our people??? Jerks)
We have asked UofL Store Manager and complementing cohort of Mr. Gertz - Matthew Stevenson- to begin the adulation of our friend: