Over most weekends one of my favorite things to do is chill out in front of the tube and watch The Food Network or The Cooking Channel. It is relaxing to me, makes me really hungry and inspires me – all at the same time.
One show I always try to catch is “Chuck’s Day Off” on the Cooking Channel. Chuck Hughes has such passion for what he does. Read more about him here. He’s Canadian, has his own restaurant and cooking show, and has bacon tattooed on his arm. (I’m all about bacon)
One thing I love that he does on this show is what he does on his day off. What’s that, you ask? He cooks for someone – whether it’s the butcher down the street where he buys his meat to the fishermen that bring in the fresh catch of the day. How awesome it that? It’s his way of showing his appreciation for the “little guy” that keeps his business going.
This past April 1 show was titled “The Linen Guy.” Because Chuck serves his food on fine linens – he gave some astronomical number of how many they go through a day – he has “the linen guy” come by, pick up the linens, bring them back all clean and folded. I would say that was a much needed service.
So here’s what Chuck decided to do for this particular show. He decides to prepare a meal for this guy, his wife and two daughters. BOOM! Here is the episode.
Not only did the linen guy feel appreciated for his day-to-day (I’m sure a drudgery of a job) service, but his family was able to get in on the action. They were in heaven. This guy prepared them their favorite foods, served them and honored them for their service.
Now THAT’s how you appreciate those with whom you are in contact on a daily basis. This made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
We can all learn a lesson from this. Right? We all need to feel appreciated every now and then.