Saturday, March 14, 2009

sweet moment at work

Yesterday at work, at the end of the day, I helped a gentleman look for his glasses. He had been at the centre earlier in the day, and thought he might have left them behind. I recognized him as one of our seniors' league tennis players who comes up for coffee in the lounge once or twice a week, with the other tennis guys. I also recognized him from the seniors' choir. The choir had sung at the Seniors' Society AGM earlier that day. I didn't know his name so I introduced myself and found out that his name was Tony.

While I opened the lost and found drawer to look for the glasses, I complimented Tony on the choir's performance and thanked him for singing for us. I asked him how he enjoyed being in the choir. He told me that e joined when the president of the Seniors' Society invited him. The president (also a choir member) was looking for more men to join the choir. Tony told me that he usually comes to the centre only for sports activities - not the social and cultural stuff, but the president persuaded him to try singing. He didn't sing anywhere else, and was really enjoying it.

That's just one of the moments at work.

I'm sorry to say, I did not find Tony's glasses. He thought of one more place that he might look. Now I know one more member by name, and I know another story about trying something unlikely and new, and loving it.

question: what sweet moments did you come across this week?

mompoet - appreciating all of the people

1 comment:

Muhd Imran said...

Had someone at work that I don't particular mix around with. Got stuck with this person at lunch for the very first time in 3 years.

The person drove us out a little too far from our normal place but a great lunch we had, no doubt.

Had lots to talk... mostly about that person and came back so late that my boss was furious finding out we took too long for lunch.

Finding out too much than necessary is not so good a thing.

It was on Friday, Friday the 13th seriously!