Sometimes it’s the little things

This evening I called up Peacefood Cafe and ordered food to pick up. When the man who answered the phone asked what I wanted, I was ready.

“I’d like the Shanghai style dumplings,” I said, “and the vegetable tempura. Also, a slice of the strawberry cheesecake.”

There was a slight pause. I wondered whether the man had heard my order correctly.

Then he said “Oh, I really like that order!”

I know it sounds completely irrational, but in that moment I felt total triumph. I had managed to impress the guy behind the counter in a NYC restaurant with the perfection of my take-out order.

Nobody ever impresses those guys. But this evening I did.

Sometimes it’s the little things.

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