Thursday, October 22, 2009

Let’s all try to be a little more gracious

When my family and I flew to Florida last month, we met Jonathon and Amelia Sawyer and their kids in waiting area at the gate. Jonathon is the owner/chef at The Greenhouse Tavern, which Bon Appétit Magazine recently named one of the top 10 best new restaurants in America. We had a nice chat with the Sawyers, and we told them that we’d have to stop in their restaurant sometime since we’d never eaten there. That sometime was last Saturday, when my wife and I had a rare night out. Jonathon and Amelia could not have been more gracious, including a round of after-dinner drinks. Chef Sawyer even came out of the kitchen to say hello and personally thank us for stopping in. On top of everything, the food rated an A+.

If employers treated their employees with half of the degree of grace and hospitality  Jon and Amelia Sawyer gave me and my wife, I’d likely be out of a job. On second thought…

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