Ah ha! Today is Black Friday. And as you can see (or read), I am sitting at my iMac blogging about it. And that is the way I plan to spend this day.
Last night, as I left work at 11:30 PM I saw the steady stream of headlights streaming down Route One to the Rehoboth outlet malls. Oh yes! No way
Actually, I don't do any Christmas shopping. I gave up on that tradition years ago when my nieces and nephew grew up. I used to shop for my Mom, who birthday was on Christmas Eve, but since she died (2010), I no longer had a need to shop.
Bill and I have everything we need. We have each other. We have a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood with fabulous neighbors. What more could we ask Santa for? Oh well, maybe to get rid of our arthritis and (wishful thinking) to get back my youthful looks. But folks, those days of a limber body and fresh faced innocent looks are just fond memories now in the (very) distant past.
I had a very quiet Thanksgiving yesterday at the hotel, even though the place was full. One thing about Thanksgiving Day hotel guests, they are invariably nice and very low maintenance. The only glitch I had was a call to clear a clogged toilet. Oh yes, the worst call a hotel front desk agent could receive. I . HATE . TO . PLUNGE . CLOGGED . TOILETS.
And wouldn't you know it, I couldn't accomplish that nasty task. Plunge as I might . . . . nada. I had to call Mike, my manager. Thank goodness he had just finished his Thanksgiving family dinner. Thank goodness he is good natured.
I asked him where was the snake. Oh yes, this toilet required "the snake." After some difficulty I found "the snake" in the maintenance office.
Back to the hotel room, where the guests (an older couple) were waiting. Oh how I love to plunge a toilet while the guests are in the room. And I know you want to know if there was any
Mike came, saw and did some MAJOR plunging. Turned off the water and then flushed the toilet while we held our breath. This HAD TO WORK because we had no other rooms to house the guests.
Well, I know you hanging on with baited breath. IT worked! And that folks is why Mike gets paid the Big Bucks. Thus another Working at the Hotel on Thanksgiving Day is a memory.
Folks, I DO live a very interesting life.