While running errands yesterday I stopped by my now former morning deli place to tell them that I wouldn’t be coming every morning anymore. I gave them a little something in their tip jar which can’t really make up for an entire year, but I wanted to show my appreciation. It was actually two guys at this deli. If one didn’t get me then the other would and pretty much every day they did it with a smile. I’d line up, give a smile and a nod and they’d say “raisin!” and I’d get my bagel probably faster than the guy in front of me waiting for his food.

We shook hands and I bid them farewell. We’ll see where my next job puts me. If I end up working in the same area of course I’ll head back there, but more likely I’ll be looking for bagel man 3.0.