We were pulling into the parking lot at the same time as the pizza company
I slept through the alarm this morning and I didn’t get to eat breakfast. I barely had time to take a shower and shave. I probably would have skipped the shower, but I worked in the yard last night and I know that I smelled bad. By the time I got to work at the HVAC repair company, I was a few minutes behind schedule. I wasn’t the only person running late, so the boss didn’t take time to yell at anyone. There were 22 HVAC repair jobs on the schedule for the day. Usually the bus schedules 30 to 35 jobs, and I was surprised and worried. For a brief moment, I thought a few of us might get fired or laid off. Actually, the owner of the HVAC company had a huge surprise for all of the employees. They arranged for everyone to take 2 hours at lunch time so everyone could reconvene at the shop. The owner of the HVAC company bought pizza for everyone in the company. Everyone was supposed to finish working at 11 so we could all be back for lunch at noon. My work partner and I had two furnace repairs scheduled in the morning and we finished just before 11. We were pulling into the parking lot at the same time as the pizza company. The owner purchased 25 large pies with pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms. He also had plenty of salad, garlic rolls, and a variety of soda, lemonade, and other drinks. It was a nice way to say thank you for all of our hard work this quarter.