WOOPS!! Welp.. on the very day that I posted a few rules about drinking, Elaine and I have already broken it! well.. kinda.. and we did find ourselves in a situation that we did not predict: FREE DRINKS. Okay, so here was the scenario.. we attended Elaine's company Christmas part down at the Waterfront Hotel. We knew that there wasn't going to be an open bar – instead they gave us 2 free drink tickets – so we weren't worried about going over our limit. So we each got 2 gin and tonics and that was fine... but during dinner, they made an announcement that they would be providing 4 free bottles of wine per table! We only had six people at our table and the others weren't drinking sso much. Okay... so heck.. we were there.. dressed up... with a bunch of free drink in front of us.. what else are we supposed to do?!! haha. There's another reason too.. Elaine hates her job and works very hard at it.. so she always sees these types of scenarios as opportunities to drink what she deserves! Someone made a speech about appreciating all the spouses and partners out there for dealing with their stressed out CHC employees.. its been a rough year.. so all the more reason to drink up! so what does this all mean?
4. When you have a personal vendetta over a company and they are the ones paying for the booze, drink away. Just make sure you have a safe ride home.
Growing up I participated in a bunch of different sports; basketball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, just to name a few. Each one affecting or inspiring me in many different ways, but I realized there would always be this one common ground. This one universal feeling of striving to become better, learning, working at it, and then eventually achieving those goals. Like looking up at the 10 foot hoop, visualizing myself leaping, flying up there with ball in hand, throwing it down and grabbing that rim hanging, savouring it for just a moment. I would look up and say to myself, "one day Rich, one of these days it'll happen." ...
These types of accomplishments for me, these "days of flight" certainly don't happen everyday. In fact when they do happen, it always happens in a flash and then its over.