Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Passing the baby, free delivery and Chai

James Herbert, Passing the Baby, acrylic. State of Georgia Art Collection.

- Smiling at this artwork depicting "passing the baby" in the halls of Georgia Public Broadcasting. There was much of that going on last weekend in the form of my new niece who was continually in laps or arms.

- Delivering a foreman's business cards to him at a loading dock. He had been astounded at the cost of the delivery charge, so I deliver them myself for free. He is a nice man and says sincerely, "You let me know if we can do anything for you." I believe he means it.

- Another customer is a boxed tea distributor and there is a faint smell of cloves in the hallway outside his office, giving away the kind of tea he favors - Chai.


Maude Lynn said...

There's nothing like a nice game of Pass the Baby!

Shyamanga said...

Chai - that's what we call tea in India. And my homestate - Assam - is the world's largest tea-growing region. Love tea, naturally.

TALON said...

Perfect painting for representing the passing around of lovely Mina! I love the starkness of the painting - yet so full of movement.

You give great customer service, Lynn. I know he means it :)

Meredith said...

Yum. Chai tea is my favorite. I know exactly the scent you're describing, full of spices.

Cute sketch of passing the baby. The real thing is so much more riveting, of course. Glad you got to enjoy some time with your new niece. :)

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

She had one of those little activity mats with things hanging down to play with and it didn't get much action. :)

Shyamanga -

My favorite tea is Redbush and that is actually how I found this client - by ordering their tea online and finding that they are based in Atlanta. That is interesting about Chai having its origin in India - but that makes perfect sense now.

I have an electric tea kettle at work and make hot tea every morning.

Talon -

That painting has caught my eye every week, so I finally was inspired to capture it for the blog - it did make me think of Mina. More tomorrow!

He was such a nice man - I do believe he meant it.

Meredith -

That scent is always in the air at Kalahari Tea Company. :)

Riot Kitty said...

Your niece is so loved! What a way to go into life.

I think the guy was flirting with you, Lynn. :) I had something less subtle at our lunch today - a volunteer kissed me on the shoulder.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Cool perspective in the artwork- n interesting mood colors.
Sounds like the card guy knows how truelly good you are. Never know when you might need a favor, either-
Being in the Tea dealers place would be like a candy-shop to me- I drink three kinds of tea a day usually...

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Absolutely - she is loved for sure.

Maybe. I don't always pick up on these things. And the shoulder kissing thing - that could be good or bad depending upon who it is. :)

Snaggle -

So true! Three kinds of tea - what kind? I love red tea and Earl Grey. Really do not like green tea.

Jannie Funster said...

Delivering for free -- what a sweetie - YOU!!


Lynn said...

Jannie -

Most of the time these things work for both of us - I love to get out when the weather is nice. :)


Riot Kitty said...

L: It was from someone older than my dad, and his wife was 10 feet away, and he had billowy scruffy beast chest hair sticking out of his shirt. I'll let you figure out whether it was good or bad!

Lynn said...

RK -

Umm - bad. Yep. Sorry you had to go through that.