Tuesday, January 18, 2011
All it takes
Here in DC it doesn't snow as much as it ices.
Yup, so when I woke up my car was covered, no correction encased in ice. I literally had to chisel my way in.
And because everyone gets so scared of ice and snow (it is winter people) volunteers were no shows at work. That meant people were needed in the kitchen and 9 different routes had no drivers which would mean that a lot of people wouldn't get their meals.
What to do, what to do?
Staff had to brave the weather and deliver those meals.
At first I was thoroughly annoyed that I had to leave the warm office, drive around DC and run in and out of apartments all morning. But after seeing the clients it really made me realize the point of my job. Sometimes it is really easy to get caught up in things and forget the point. It's not always about what you feel like doing but more so what you should do.
This is not the first time I have done food delivery at work. What's pretty special is that two people in development are required to do deliveries everything thursdays. It keeps everyone closer to the mission and reminds people what we are working for.
I think that sometimes we all need that in our life. Something to bring us back down to earth and see the bigger picture.
Sometimes all it takes is a little reminder.