Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
Jon Gibbs

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It's the little things...

On Saturday, I took the family for our weekend treat, a fancy meal at a local restaurant.

When it was my turn to order, I turned the volume down on the CD player so the guy on the intercom could hear me. So far, so normal, but just after I paid for our food, one of my daughters called out from the back of the car. She said 'Louder' and twisted her hand to mime the action of turning up the sound.

Senior Management and I sat in stunned silence for a moment. Neither of my teenage daughters can communicate well - they can't even tell you they're in pain, unless you encourage them. It's rare indeed for one of them to make a specific, verbal request without being prompted.

Needless to say, we made a huge fuss of her and I turned the sound up right away, even if it was Cliff Richard singing.*

It quite made my day.

How about you?

How was your weekend?

*Just kidding, I actually like old Cliff. He recorded some great songs 

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