Saturday, July 07, 2007

Last day full of fun, eating but no tears

Well, yesterday was my last day at my old job. We went for drinks after work on Thursday, but since it was me and the guys for a good portion of it to start, I stuck with just drinking cranberry and orange juice. I know I was leaving but you still have to be sort of on best behaviour. It was good though, mostly it was just the people I wanted there so it was much more relaxed than the sushi lunch.

A co-worker was going to take me for lunch at Provence yesterday, but came down with something nasty. I'm assuming it was nasty because he's not one to not come into work. He swears it wasn't the two or three Guinesses the night before either. Oh well, I settled for a coffee and a lemon blueberry scone for coffee instead.

They also had cake for me at 2:30, and I thought it was going to be a quiet affair with just the staff, but it turned out my friend had gotten a chocolate cake, key lime pie, and lemon cheesecake for the occasion, and anyone who wanted to show up could show up essentially. It was touching to have people around, and they gave me some lovely gifts. I could tell it was my girlfriend who chose the gifts, because who else would've gotten a gift certificate for Miraj Hammam spa, her favourite spa; gift certificate to my favourite restaurant, and another gift certificate for The Bay? I guess being in the same place for 6 years must account for something. This was quite a show of support from the department considering it is summer and many people are away right now.

Another friend came by to give me Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer cookbook, and yet another friend gave me a couple of beautiful chocolates and a couple of mangoes (because she didn't have time to make me mango pudding).

It's nice to know you're appreciated, even if it only seems to show when you're leaving.


Rosie said...

How sweet! Sounds like they'll really miss you. You'll enjoy making your own pudding anyway. It would have just been another sweet. Now you can personalize it. Who doesn't love to get happies?

Bonnie said...

What a nice send-off by your co-workers! I checked out the website of the Hammam spa - wow, does it ever look great ;-) I went to something like that in Morocco but much more rustic and not half as elegant. You'll have to let us know how it is ...

Have you started the new position yet?

Epicure68 said...

I think the one thing they'll miss the most about me is that I don't mind being a sh*t disturber, plus I was the last of the loud laughs there. There is, afterall, a fine line between loud laugh and cackling. ;-)

I never did make the pudding, but I think I'll just eat the mangoes in their pure form and enjoy it that way.

I can't wait to try out the spa, but it has to be saved for a special day (whenever that is).

Anonymous said...

Heeey, you never showed me the Nigella book! That afternoon at your house went by way too fast. *sigh* Time to go panic about tonight. xo - hope next week will be better for you.

Epicure68 said...

You were too busy looking at your 7 email addresses to worry about something as archaic as a cookbook. ;-)
Hope your party goes well tonight.