A Stupid Idea Turns Good

I learned a lot this summer.  I learned to put customer numbers on guest checks to keep track of orders.  I learned to use guest checks.  I learned that a farm can grow the commons as well as it can grow meat and vegetables.  I learned that it helps to clean up and set tables when guests leave, rather than when they arrive.  I learned that 15 minutes invested in teaching my child or an employee a new skill, rather than doing everything myself (“because it will just be faster,”) typically generates a 200 percent return on investment within two weeks’ time.  I learned that latte art does make coffee taste better, even if poorly executed.  I’ve learned that when business is slow, I can make time instead of money, getting ahead on food prep, ordering, bookkeeping, so I have more free time later in the week.  I also learned that running barefoot through a dark basement is generally a stupid idea. My chiropractor says the toe is broken.  Kate and Bob say that’s a score for the shoe-wearing club.  I’ll allow that it’s a score for the turning-on-lights club. Either way, it friggen hurts.  Especially when Ula has a tendency to step on it at least four times each day.  She’s learning a lot about spatial awareness each time I scream in pain. And its funny how one silly little broken toe can throw off the whole body.  My tendency to favor the foot leads me to bump into more things.  As I bump into things, I accumulate injuries farther up my body,

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  1. “And its funny how one silly little broken toe can throw off the whole body.”

    In the Greek world this was a part of a common analogy. St. Paul stated in one of his letters: 1 Corinthians 12:20ff (here taken from The Message: ‘What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own. Can you imagine Eye telling Hand, “Get lost; I don’t need you”? Or, Head telling Foot, “You’re fired; your job has been phased out”? As a matter of fact, in practice it works the other way—the “lower” the part, the more basic, and therefore necessary.’

    Thank you for the wonderful reminders about work, coffee, diversion, and peace.

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