As my regular followers know this former bank trust operations officer (thirty seven year career in THAT business, thank you) now works part-time (two days a week 3 to 11 pm every Wednesday and Thursday night) at a small boutique hotel in the beautiful, quaint, rustic, laid-back, town of Lewes, Delaware on the eastern short of the Delmarva peninsula. That's right folks, I am in the Service Industry. Long gone are my days of reconciling daily bank trust operations and riding herd over a bunch of clerks. Now I am the guy behind the front desk of that expensive hotel who checks you in and provides the BEST SERVICE you ever got on this side of the Mississippi!
Every now and than I am asked to go above and beyond the Call of Duty. This week was just such an occasion. My fellow front desk clerk, Robert, who works full-time, asked me if I could "take his days" while he jetted off to Orlando, Florida to attend his brother's wedding (second one at that). I said "Sure!" I am about the best co-worker that you'll ever work with regardless how some others may hate me (and I do have a Hate Following, believe me - something I haven't been quite able to figure out).
So I work my usual hours Wednesday and Thursday night from 3 pm to 11 pm. Now here comes the hard part. I had to show up this morning by 7 (after getting off last night at 11) open up the hotel and set up the breakfast. Said breakfast is featured in the short video at the top of this blog. Bragging on myself again (and risking increasing my enemy list - I actually think they're jealous of me) I do set out one damn good breakfast.
Of course this schedule totally screws up my digestive system (think constipation - sorry, nothing but the facts here ma'am), and my sleep schedule (no NAP today). I just know as soon as I sit down in that big easy chair in my bedroom and flip on a "Judge Judy" episode I've recorded earlier, I'll be off to Dreamland, mouth agape (it isn't pretty folks when I zonk out while watching television).
This disruption in my schedule of course also plays havoc with my regular blog posting not to mention keeping up with my favorite fellow bloggers.
So bear with me folks while I get though this temporary, high intensity work schedule. No need for alarm. I'll be back soon with my usual
I'm still here folks!