Today I stood in a room with about 400 other people, and it didn’t freak me out that I was in charge. Or at least in charge of 30 of them. Last year I was much more panic stricken, and this year I just, well, wasn’t. Even with the few fumbles made, just kind went along and did my thing. Event went off smoothly and we had about 150 more people than last year. Success, I think.
The highlight of my day though, was not the end totals.
It was sometime around 3 o’clock, this elderly married couple walked up to me as I standing next to the sharpie markers by the front entrance. The man was looking for something to write with, I offered the marker. He picked it up, inspected it and held it up to me.
How does it work? he questioned.
You take the cap off.
He looked at it closely, and then pulled off the cap. Ah. Genius! Are these new?
No, they’ve been around for a while.
He goes to write his note, his wife is standing next to him, muttering, and then rolling her eyes at him towards me as though to say sorry. He hands me back the marker, remarks how my stockings are smart looking and then walks off. I see his wife hit him upside the head when they get a few paces away, and yell, How have you lived 76 years and not uncapped a marker!
Something that made you smile today?