Archive for the ‘Grace’ Category

Hey, Stinky!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Today we were at one of my now fav restaurants, no name mentioned, I felt obligated to tell a wait person that the cologne was too much for me and that is why I had not given the usual smile and laugh and happy greeting to this wait person. I had given it some thought because 99 out of 100 times, waitresses and waiters know better than to overwhelm the scent of the food, but more importantly, aggravate people’s allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems with perfume, scented soap, fragrance shampoo and condtioner or even under arm deodorant that has that special scent no one can forget. ARGH.

So, anyway, I say, I have not greeted you well to day because your cologne is bothering me. The reply was, “Oh, I always wear cologne!” I am thinking, not like this. Then I hear, No one has ever told me that before. I say, people don’t want to tell you these things. I just thought you’d like to know why people may not tip you as well, or business is slow in your station. Then, well, I hear a very half hearted, ‘Sorry”. And, um, well, I didn’t need an apology. That won’t help me breathe better next time I am put in the path of the perfumer. So, then, this person gives us back a ten instead of the $9.85 we expected for our change, so we could leave a tip. And
with the $10, a little pat on my dh’s hand, saying you can keep the 15 cents. ARGH! Way not to handle it! We scrounged around and left $3.56 anyway and I said, now I have to blog this.

Please, to restaurant owners, managers, waitstaff and cooks around the world, please know that you are alienating dozens to hundreds of people (depending on your area population numbers) from coming to your restaurant because they are afraid they will have to leave, hold their breath, take extra medicine, face embarrassing coughing fits and goodness knows what all so that they can ‘enjoy’ their time out at a restaurant.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

When you are making out your holiday cards, why not send that last one out by DEC 10, to;

http://www.redcross.org/email/saf/

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Thanks to Larry and Becky for their helpful comments.

Grace

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Some of us are facing hard times right now. A lot of us won’t be going out to eat quite as much. Or we will be hitting the cheap eats more often than the wine and dine places. I feel really blessed that we spent the last year especially enjoying all the fun and fancy facilities the area has to offer and to share our experiences with you, the hungry, interested reader.

(We hope the restaurants saved up some of all of our money so they don’t go broke in the coming months. We’ll do our best to support them, but I feel happy that I do know how to cook enough to make it interesting at our own kitchen table for awhile.)

Yesterday I received some anniversary presents from my sister. She sent me a box of lovely food related items; a set of four linen tea napkins, a bag of gourmet caramel popcorn, seasoned pretzels, some Republic of Tea honey ginger tea and two microwave coffee samples, a cute ceramic pumpkin, a pear shaped candle, and a book called “Bless This Food” by Adrian Butash (1992).

The book is all about grace, the history and prayers that each religion offers as is customary to thank the Maker for the food and abundance we each receive every day. It is nothing new to say how important it is to be ever mindful of our many blessings as we walk this earth from our first days to our last. But, we do forget as so many other things come into our minds each day. So, let me remind you, and let me offer a few URLs and a suggestion to say grace every day, at least once, twice wouldn’t hurt, either.

Oh, and many thanks to my sister and thanks to my readers for putting up with me! :)

http://www.gracebeforemeals.com/saying_grace.php

http://home.pcisys.net/~tbc/mealpryr.htm

http://www.geocities.com/athens/3680/gbm001.htm

http://entertaining.about.com/cs/etiquette/a/sayinggrace.htm

***In your comments, why not post your favorite grace prayer?***