Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Table for one
San Francisco, CA, March 2007 [Click to enlarge]
The scene: a chic Vietnamese restaurant near our hotel. Our group - better known as Team Canada - has come here for dinner after a successful day of learning how technology can turn small businesses into supercharged small businesses.
The conversation flows boisterously fast as this group of frighteningly high achievers debriefs from the day that was and chats about pretty much everything else under the sun. A good time is clearly being had by all as the server, quite possibly the best customer service-focused individual any of us has ever met, ensures that every last aspect of our evening is this close to perfect.
Before long, we're the last table left in the place. I notice the empty tables that surround ours, their perfectly arranged place settings casting perfect shadows under a seemingly perfect bright white light. It's the kind of micro-scene that begs to be remembered, because perfection isn't always framed so neatly and moments like this don't seem to happen as often as we'd like.
Your turn: A moment that made you reflect on the goodness around you. Please discuss.