I enjoy people and don’t take myself seriously. And laughter is good for the soul. And food is good for the stomach. This is what I do to try and enjoy every day — Restaurant Edition:
1) Whenever I go through a fast-food drive through, I hope and hope that the final food delivery is accompanied by their saying “sorry about your wait”. When they do, I always retort with “it’s not your fault — I’m the one eating this stuff!” I then pat my stomach and drive away.
2) When I order something to drink at a restaurant, I will often say “Diet Coke and water, but in separate glasses, please.” I think it’s funny. About 70% of the time, so do they. This statement has a margarine of error of 70%.
3) I try to always leave a good tip. If they have written a custom message on my bill, like:
Thankz! Have a great day 🙂
I usually write:
And also with you!
because it’s liturgical and out of place.
I just think it’s important to enjoy every day. Thankfully my wife has helped me not be too obnoxious. That’s a fine line that I’m still learning. She’s wonderful and won’t put up with it.