Marilyn Davis, an employee at TCU, works at various stations in Market Square and happily converses with students on a day-to-day basis. Davis learned how to cook from her two grandmothers and is best-known for being a chef in the omelet line.
When did you first start with TCU?
2009 [in] August.
What are your current responsibilities in Market Square?
Oh, taking care of my students and making sure they have a wonderful day.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The students, the families, the excitement. I get up and I love coming here. I do. When I wake up I come and I’m, like, happy. I am taking care of y’all, you are all here to do your purpose, and I’m here to do my purpose and I want everybody happy.
What do you dislike?
I try to like everything about my job. I try to love my likes and my dislikes, and just deal with it and keep flowing.
Is there anything interesting about Market Square that students do not know?
That is a new one to me, so if I find out I will let them know. That is what I say, if I know something then I do let them know. I say that this is going on or this is going on or we’ve got this going on. They’ve got different things, but I can’t be for sure what it is.
What is something students do that really makes your day?
Just come in, be happy. Speak and let me know what they are doing or if they’ve got this going on or they’ve got this going on. Oh, something, you know. If they are saying something that means that I am going to sit and listen to them and what they have to say, I don’t have a problem listening when they have any complaints or a good day or a bad day.
What is the most bizarre omelet request you have ever gotten?
There are no weird omelets, nothing is weird. Whatever they want, it’s an omelet…They want their chicken, they want their spinach, if they want oatmeal, I would put it in there. There is nothing weird about an omelet, [but] I have never had anything weird.
What would be in your perfect omelet?
An egg white omelet with onions, tomatoes and mushrooms. That’s healthy and good.