About a year ago, my good friend, Cathy, needed my assistance with her final art show at school. All her art was already hung, all the labels were correctly placed, and all her handouts had been handed out. What did she need my help with?
The food table.
My job for about 2 hours was to stand behind the food table and make sure those cream puffs were not understocked, the punchbowl had plenty of Sprite, and none of the brownie boxes were peeking out from under the tablecloth. Easy peasy.
So I did just that, for two hours. Trust me…those cream puffs remained fully stocked the entire time.
When the show was over, I said thanks for letting me help and went on my merry way. The next day at school she leaned over to me in class and slipped me an envelope. I waited until after class to open it (is it rude to open an envelope in front of someone? I think it is…) and inside was a gift certificate for a free massage! Seriously? A gift like that for arranging a fruit platter?
To say the least, I was VERY grateful. But here I am a year later and I still haven’t used it. Why, you ask? Because there is this dilemma that I face every time I think about going and getting that massage:
There could always be a better time when I’m more stressed out than I am now. “I’ll wait til that time.”
And that time has never come. Midterms, Finals, job hunting, and more have all come and gone, and that gift certificate continues to sit in my drawer.
Now I’m thinking, it’s the holidays! What better time to get that massage! But still I think, there’s a better time just around the corner.
So what do you think, readers? When should I get that massage? Or maybe one of you want it? Or maybe I should give it to Philip? Or give it away as a Christmas gift?Tell me your thoughts.
[note: there is no expiration date]