Friday, November 29, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Surprises
Yesterday, while working Turkey Day at the hotel, I had two pleasant surprises.
The first was my blogger friend Spo of Spo Reflections (see here). He called on my phone at work to wish me a happy Thanksgiving. How nice to hear an actual voice in real time sincerely wishing me a happy Thanksgiving. Especial Spo, a sweet and gentle and caring person there ever was. If you're among his friends, count yourself fortunate. He and his husband Someone has great enriched my life by their wit, humor and kindnesses. I wish they were my neighbors but alas, they live far away in Arizona.
The second surprise was my boss and owner of the hotel were I've toiled the past thirteen years with my cheery hospitality personality thousands of guests. I had mentioned to him earlier in the week, after I asked him what he was doing for Thanksgiving. He said he was cooking a turkey dinner for nine friends at his house. I told him that what I would really like for Thanksgiving was a few slices of leftover roast turkey breast. I don't want the whole turkey and I don't want to buy one of those water infused bland turkey breasts at the store. I told him I was tempted to go one of those places where they dish out turkey dinners cafeteria style to the homeless. I could pass as homeless, I'm old, tired and bedraggled looking enough. Only thing is stopping me is that I would probably be exposed as an imposter if one of my neighbors is spooning out the turkey gravy on my mashed potatoes.
There I was, at about 10:30 PM, on the last hour of my shift and I hear the door open. "Who could that be?" I thought. Viola! It was the owner with a Zip-loc bag of three thick turkey white meat slices. What a pleasant surprise! I really didn't expect to get the turkey. By the way, one of my co-workers is from Turkey, the country. But I digress. Folks, that turkey will be consumed this evening for dinner. I plan to make a broccoli, Stove Top, cheese casserole with those turkey slices.
Doesn't take much to keep me happy folks. Just some kindnesses like these two very kind individuals passed my way yesterday.
I'll pass it on.