...and she's off!

Courtney's lunch today - pimiento cheese, "about six chips," and a cup of fruit.

There is a lyric that is repeated in one of Mr. Bobo's favorite Beatles songs.  It goes like this:

I don't know why you say "Goodbye."
I say "Hello."

Upon first glance it may not make much sense.  It's from "Hello Goodbye" which can be found on the Magical Mystery Tour LP from 1967.  Admittedly it's from a time when John Lennon was thinking that he might be a walrus.  Those boys were trying everything - from Lysergic Acid Diethylamide to transcendental meditation.  Some of the Fab Four's lyrics from those days were, well, interesting.  But this bit from "Hello Goodbye" resonates with me.

I don't know why you say "Goodbye."
I say "Hello."

Mr. Bobo knows just how the writer of that lyric feels.  Sometimes you get to know someone, and right about the time you start really getting to know them and enjoy them, it's time to go.  When I was a child, this seemed to happen a lot when we would visit aunts and uncles and cousins.  Just about the time you started having a really good time, Mom and Dad would say, "Come on.  Time to go."

About a year ago, Mr. Beers and Mr. Bobo were looking for someone to assist them in the day to day operations of W. D. Deli.  About that same time, a young lady named Courtney Morgan was anticipating a move to San Antonio from Dallas, Texas.  The planets and stars and our chakras all got lined up like those little ducks in a row, and last summer, Mr. Bobo and Mr. Beers and Miss Morgan got together on the W. D. Deli patio and discussed the possibilty of Miss Morgan's joining our little deli family.  After a few rounds of email volleyball and phone tag, Courtney agreed to come work with the fine people at 3123 Broadway.

It's been a great year with Courtney.  Her warmth and enthusiasm are endearing and contagious.  Her willingness to tackle any task is amazing.  It took no time for her to establish special bonds with regular customers, as well as embrace new ones with the graciousness of a wonderful hostess - enhancing the deli experience for us all.  She learned very quickly that whenever Mr. Bobo and Mr. Beers left town, there was a pretty good chance that something unusual would happen.  The ice machine might decide to stop working.  The soda dispenser might start spitting up.  Employees might take an unexpected day off (no-show).  Courtney has handled each and every situation - every bump in the road - with poise and professionalism.  And a smile!

And now she's moving on.  Miss Morgan has accepted a position with PETCO at their new corporate headquarters in San Antonio.  We are very excited for Courtney, and yet very sad for us.  In a couple of weeks, Miss Morgan will report to work at PETCO, and no doubt they will grow to love her as we have.  We wish her all the best, and look forward to hearing about her new adventures.  In the meantime, come by and say "Hello" to Courtney before she says "Goodbye."


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