August 2017 Ruminations & Ronnifications

What should I write for my August blog? In the approximately twenty years I have been writing a column for the Deli Newsletter,  I have touched on everything from some odd requests, to some misconceptions I had about our patrons, to the experiences of opening new stores and the closing of others. I have also discussed my vendors--past and present, landlords, and also some positive and negative aspects of our many employees.

I am sure I left out some stories due to my advancing age and unfortunately, my advancing age has taught me a thing or two about what writer's block truly means!

I am here... so I go back to my question, what should I write about for the August blog. Hmmm. I've got it. The Future. Years ago, I dreamt of the day that Robots would replace servers; no disrespect here but robots do have some advantages - they don't talk back, won't call in late or sick, or tell me that their uncle died (how many uncles can one person have), that they forgot their dentist appointment or countless other excuses for not showing up to work that sometimes are actually quite creative.

Yes, I am waiting for the robots to serve pastrami, French fries, stuffed cabbage, hanger steak, and turkey dinners. And it is not too far in the future since I just read about a pizza parlor that is staffed by robots acting as servers. In fact, the business doubled when the public found this out. I guess a robot can't be impatient, surly, or insulting. But in all fairness, a robot won't be able to read a customer's mind about what they want to eat or be a friend and listen to a customer's story about a bad day. Most importantly, a robot won't be able to go the extra mile in order to do the right thing to satisfy every customer and make sure that every customer leaves happy.     

Thank you for putting up with my latest thoughts, and ramblings.

See ya at the Deli!