We have a custom at work that basically works like this. If you have something you want to share (get rid of is also a kind of sharing) put it on the table in the kitchen area. Over the years this has included books, magazines, VHS tapes, DVD’s, kids books, and even a curling iron. Sometimes this is because people are generous and sometimes this is because ESL teachers are spreading their wings and flying off to some other teaching destination. Many of us got into the profession for that ability to travel and work.
In addition to the items mentioned above, there is often food. Sometimes somebody baked a cake. Sometimes a student gave them food that was either too much for them to eat, they felt like sharing, or didn’t like the food and hoped that somebody would eat it. They are rarely disappointed. Other times, there is just leftover food from some function (meetings, guests, orientation)
In today’s case, I walked into the kitchen area and spotted the pizza box. I think I have some psychic connection to pizza boxes. At that time of day, finding pizza leftover is like striking it rich. I swooped down upon it immediately. There were two pieces left in the box. Despite my diet, I really wanted to eat them both. However, I showed great restraint and notified my colleague that there was a piece to be had. In fact, I even let my colleague pick first. It wasn’t a psychological ploy, but my colleague did, in fact, choose the smaller of the two pieces.
As far as pizza goes, it was delicious. It being free and available after 5:00 only made it doubly so. So, was Today’s Perfect moment:
- a) pizza
- b) free pizza
- c) delicious pizza
If you answered “all of the above” you score perfect marks.