Monday, September 26, 2005
Ode to Shit Box
This is a last known picture of the shit box aka espresso machine at Starbucks Lambton Quay. Shit box has now gone into long overdue retirement and will most likely become a paper weight or the espresso machine for the new hutt store which will open at the end of this year... Shit box has now been replaced with a slightly younger model which doesn't constantly leak so much that when you come into work in the morning the whole entire floor of the cafe is covered in an inch of water, this resulted in Lambton Swamp which I though would never go away and would become a new water feature of the store...
On a Brighter Note.....
I had a meeting with Murray the Area Manager for the lower North Island, who talked to me about the Hutt store which I am going to be running, it looks all interesting from here... And will be all go in about a month or so. It will be sad leaving everyone at Lambton Quay and having daily visits from Vicki, but then again I will only be a phone call away and its not like I am going to move out there which I solemnly Promise will never ever ever ever happen!
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred-that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure andincorruptiont. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96),