Living a good life counts

Hello, Tom here. I just wanted to share a story that happened to me today. As part of our service we cater to many pharmaceutical reps who bring lunch into many medical facilities around the area to entice the doctors to sit and talk with them. It is a good piece of our business and we will go out of our way to keep these very important clients happy. Sometimes that means driving to Sandpoint or Kellogg to deliver a lunch. Today, I drove to Bonner’s Ferry. As I passed Sandpoint and realized I still had over a half hour to go and decided that we had reached the limit of our service area. As I was approaching Bonner’s Ferry I did a mental inventory, for the fourth time, of what I had brought with me and it was then that I realized I had messed up. I had all the food, the dessert, the salad and everything but I had neglected to pack the chafing dish frame. This frame holds the water pan and sterno and keeps the food warm. There was a very simple solution to this problem, all I needed was a Walmart or such and I could buy a disposable chafer used for camping. I did mention I was approaching Bonner’s Ferry, ID, right?  No such luck in finding such a store. I did find an outfitters and came close but no cigar. Thinking fast I found a little pub called Mugsy’s Bar and Grill. It was a bit more upscale for the area and I stopped in. I was hoping that they had a daily happy hour or something that would require a chafing dish. As I approached the bar, Danielle, the bartender greeted me. I explained my situation and asked if they might have a chafing dish I could rent for a few hours. She scoffed, “I’m not gonna rent it to you. Just take it and bring it back.” I was moderately stunned. A stranger walks into a bar….wait for it…. and asks to use a chafing dish. Well, here’s to Danielle and Mugsy’s for helping me out of a jam. As it turned out my rep was an hour late so there was no way the food would have stayed warm so they really saved my behind. Just when you need a lift and something to believe in in today’s world, people will always rise to the occasion.


Not One Of The Moms