Wednesday, April 29, 2009

silver lining

My day was shitty. I felt sick. I offered to get bagels for the whole office and everybody had complicated and specific requirements. At Einstein Bagels I rattled off the whole order to the clerk, apologizing for my coworker's demands, as he smiled at me and told me not to worry about it. After I paid for everything, I moved out of the way and waited.
"Hey, you wanted the chocolate chip bagel right?" he asked while handing me the ginormous brown paper bag.
"Um, yeah, why?"
"Oh, nothing." He smiled.
When I got back to the office, I handed out everybody's breakfast and went back to my seat, eager to tear into my freshly toasted bagel. I opened the paper bag and smiled. Inside were two chocolate chip bagels. I only ordered one.

Thank you. You have no idea how that changed my day.

To the Einstein Bros Bagels sign... That's what she said.


B-N said...

thx for your blog...i really enjoy reading your thoughts on life...keep it up... not like a job, but because you seem to enjoy old teacher of mine once told me writers write..

brit said...

Aw thank you :o) That makes this all worth while :o)