Friday, July 03, 2009


A running friend passed this along. My apologies, but it made me chuckle.

No running or gym to report today, just a much appreciated rest day.

For many people today was a corporate holiday in observance of July 4th on Saturday. Our company, in their benevolence, moved the holiday to Monday and added a mandatory vacation for the rest of the weak to "assist you in meeting your vacation objectives." So we worked. No big deal really except....

There a small group of us that sometimes go out to lunch on Fridays and sometimes we go for dim sum. One of the group is leaving the company to pursue personal endeavours (she's going to start her own professional wedding photography business). I suggested that we take the opportunity to go out for dim sum one last time. That turned out to be a bad idea for several reasons.

1. Although we were at work today, nearly everyone else around us was on vacation.
2. Dim sum is a very popular lunch option on weekends and holidays. The wait can easily be over an hour, during the week it is a great lunch option.
3. The dim sum restaurants are located in a neighborhood that is predominately Asian, Asians that had the day off.

We picked the wrong day for dim sum. Lesson learned. We went to another traditional Chinese restaurant. The dim sum will have to wait until another day.

1 comment:

Joe said...

At first, I thought "dim sum" was "dim sun" and you just had some cloudy days in SoCal.

Nope. It was "dim sum"...words I could only think would apply to a slow-thinking arithmetic learner.

Did a Google. Ok, got it, light Chinese cuisine. Thanks for the new term, pal. We don't do that in the Midwest :-)