Thank you for the Broken Glasses Sir

Unknown-2I seldom if ever write short blogs about random stuff so I figured why not try it on for size.

Today one of my co-workers came to me looking for a pair of reading glasses for a guest. This happens more than a few times a week. Usually I dig out a crummy pair from the Maitre D’ stand and pass it along. Once in a while I grab my own pair out of my pocket. Today was one of those days.

After lunch my co-worker brought me back my reading glasses broken at the frame. He said the guest told him that’s how they were when he got them. My counterpoint? No sir they were not!

Now really I couldn’t care less about a $10 pair of reading glasses but how big of a doucebag do you have to be to try to pawn off that they were “already broken when you got them?” Why then did it take you over two hours to return them to the server Sir? I’m just sayin’…

Well since I wouldn’t have wanted to and couldn’t go and say anything to the guest I thought I’d instead immortalize him here in my blog. Nuff said…


About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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One Response to Thank you for the Broken Glasses Sir

  1. Barry says:

    Well, he probably thought they were house glasses, but still…. I guess that’s “stiff it forward”.

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