Kind Workers Are Wonders Of The World

, , , , | Hopeless | April 26, 2018

We took a family vacation to see one of the “wonders of the world.” Beyond that, we didn’t have much of a plan. We happened across a park with a nice-looking restaurant in it, but it had a sign saying it was closed for a private event, so we figured we’d just come back another day. Later in the trip, we circled back and caught them open, but just barely. The sign was up, but someone told my husband we could dine at their outdoor tables. It was just the three of us, and a couple having dessert. There was one server who acted as the hostess as well. We had a very nice family meal with a fabulous view. I was a little embarrassed that we were the last to leave, but she assured us everything was fine. Toward the end of our meal, she asked if we wanted anything else or if she should send their pastry chef home. We told her we didn’t have room for dessert, but thanks.

When we left, we found out there was no private event. It turned out that they used that sign anytime they were closed. The head chef had seen us walk up, figured that our young daughter was probably hungry, and decided to keep the kitchen open for us. It was such a kind gesture and a highlight of our trip. If we ever have the opportunity to go back, I’m definitely stopping in there again. Besides all that, the food was fabulous.


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Yukon Freeze It, Part 3

, , , , , | Right | September 3, 2013

(I’m about 10 years old. I’m coming out of a store, when a very obvious tourist couple confronts me. They have a kayak strapped to the top of their truck, and some skidoos trailered to the back. It’s summer.)

Tourist: “You! You can you help me!”

Me: “Umm, okay. What’s wrong?”

Tourist: “Where can I go ice fishing?”

Me: “A lot of places, but it’s way too warm for that right now.”

Tourist: “We’re in Canada, correct?”

Me: “Yeah, but it’s summer time. Maybe if you were much further north you’d find ice.”

Tourist: “I drove up from the south; this is north.”

Me: “Umm, well, you could take your kayak out to Lake Ontario to go regular fishing, but not ice fishing.”

(The tourist’s wife, with selective hearing issues, chimes in.)

Tourist’s Wife: “We can go ice fishing?!”

Me: *gives up* “Sure, just go down Lake Street, and you’ll find the lake.”

Tourist’s Wife: “Honey, look, they name their streets after the places they go to! How cute!”

(I watched them drive off in the opposite direction.)


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