the other night at work had some frustrating moments. a quick description of the event that we were catering: 500 guests who paid a lot of money to be able to come to an auction/fund raiser to rescue dogs. there were baseball stars in attendance as well as the event being headed up by the manager himself. needless to say, we were all running around like crazy trying to keep all the buffet stations stocked, there are people mingling around, there are musicians on stage. my mission: keep the food stocked on the buffets. after having passed in front of the stage with a tray of hot food, i arrive, replace the empty tray with the full one of fried cannelloni. a lady suddenly appears, motions for me to come closer so she can say something. “next time don’t walk in front of the stage.” and with that she takes her slightly closed hand and gives me a slight upward rap under my chin. seriously?? i couldn’t believe someone would have the audacity to do that to someone, and not to mention in such a professional and upright event. who does she think she is? now, i don’t get angry often (this is the 2nd major time in 2 years that i can recall) when things happen to me in the sense that my mind is on fire, but this one did it. i couldn’t get anything out of my mouth and she turned around and off she went. needless to say i ended up being in quite an upset mood for the next several hours. and finally i let it go.
the second negative of the night was when i was loading the truck with all the equipment, the chain around my wrist with my japanese coin on it snapped and i couldnt find it among that stacks of crates. gone is my coin ive been wearing for perhaps 4 or more years. a loss it was. its almost as bad as the time i lost the completely unique and roughed up hand-hammered ring in the waves off the coast of hawaii years ago.
and still lives moves on.