Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Fish and Guests . . . . . . .
Old Ben Franklin, he sure did know what he was talking about.
One of the biggest things I learned from my half month (August 15th to August 31st) stay in Canada is that I did begin to stink up my host's house after three days. What was I thinking?
Did I think I was member of Congress taking half a month of August off for vacation? Did I think I was the president (Bush, Reagan, Clinton and now Obama) who could take the last two weeks of August off?
Frankly I'm embarrassed now that I imposed myself on my host (Pat) for the last half of the month of August. Just WHAT was I thinking? Oh I know, I was only thinking of myself (as usual).
I now make a public apology to Pat for imposing myself on his hospitality for that long a period of time.
Of course Pat was the perfect host. Never once did he let on that I started to stink up his immaculate hostel after three days but I know now that I did.
Every day Pat had an activity for us. Every day he showed me something new around the wonderful city of Toronto. Every day he was his usual affable self, never once giving hint of "When is HE ever going to leave?"
Now that I am home and can look back on my 16 day stay in Toronto from this perspective, I have to say I am embarrassed and mortified that I took such liberties with my host.
Thank you Pat for being such a wonderful host. Thank you for your kindness and patience with me during my stay at your lovely home.