Today made me appreciate the friendship Ace and I share.
At lunch time, he called me saying he was bored at work and started lamenting about a trip he wanted to take. As he talked, I looked at all the boxes I still needed to display in the showroom and thought about the big delivery that afternoon. As I listened half-heartedly to him, his voice faded away and a picture of his muscled arms came into the picture. Eureka!
Me: Gob, would you like to help me with some stuffs?
Next came 20 minutes of pleading, begging, and bribing.
Ace: Ok, just make sure to feed me.
Minutes later he showed up in the showroom with his usual big smile, which he didn’t know will be wiped out in a few hours.
These are the things he did with me today:
- Folded bubble wraps and paper bags
- Wiped shelves and dusty items
- Assembled a 7-tier wedding cake stand
- Opened a dozen of heavy-duty shakers and juicers
- Assembled parts and designed new display stands
- Joyfully annoyed Violet with his never-ending jokes
We were finally done at around 10:00 pm (way beyond closing time) – he with his sore muscles and me with my aching heels. We were both exhausted to the bones.
For many days, I had to do these things alone. But today, It felt really nice to have someone doing the man-stuff for me.
To Gob, thank you for not leaving ’till everything was done. Thank you also for giving me half a liver and half a chicken for dinner. Because of that, I will give you whole credit for this post.
May our muscles increase, good ol’ friend.