Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meeting All Kinds

We have just finished our three day stint of work here. It was such a busy and hot weekend. We had many many sites to clean in between our tram runs to the beach. We should be done for the month but because we had to switch days with another couple for our trip to the VA Hospital in Biloxi two weeks ago, we now have one more day to work. That will be next Monday.

Sunday Kevin got to chatting with a guy that was riding the tram to the beach. He told Kevin they were going to have a feed that night and asked what site we were in, so he could bring us some chow. By the end of the day, we were so hot and exhausted that we kind of forgot about it. We got back to the RV around 5:30, I made us some steak and cheese sandwiches and Kevin was out cold in front of the tv by 7:30.. I was on the computer, trying to keep my eyes open. Around 8p I went to take a shower. I heard someone knocking on the door, but couldn’t get to it. Well, it had been the guy Kevin had talked with, he left us dinner on our steps. It was red snapper, seafood fettucini and garlic/cheese bread!! Wow. We put it in the frig for lunch the next day. Isn’t that nice.. (It was wonderful and a first for us to eat red snapper, Yum)

Monday, thankfully was a quiet day for us with sites. We only had 28 to do… That is great after having in the 70’s both Saturday and Sunday. While doing our noontime run, we got a call on the radio from the ranger saying he would meet us back at the tram stop. When we arrived he told us to go to a certain site, that a woman had just called the office in a frantic state and said something about pizza crumbs on her patio. We all just shook our heads and didn’t know what this was all about. We hurried on over. We figured perhaps she had just arrived and there was a mess on her site…..NO…… she had been there for quite some time. We found the toppings of a pizza on her patio near her table. Obviously, she had dropped it, and I guess it must be below her to clean up her own mess!!! Kevin was down on his knees picking up the tomatoes, mushrooms, cheese and whatever else.. She was nowhere to be seen….. She must have been hiding in her very stylish motor home, parked in front of her Hummer!!!!! We just shook our heads and wonder how some people have the gall..!

It got a bit cloudy and looked like rain late afternoon. When we arrived at the beach around 4p we had a very large crowd. Not only do we carry the people and their kids, but all their beach stuff. You just wouldn’t believe what people bring to the beach. They have cart loads of stuff and bikes… We were very full, and there was still a family left that couldn’t quite fit comfortably, so we told them not to worry we would come back for them. We did just that and they were very thankful to us. Last night after finishing up work and back home to relax. Another knock on the door. It was Todd, the guy that had brought us dinner the night before. He was holding plates full of dinner again! Turns out that the people we went back to pick up at the beach, where his relatives. We didn’t realize that. They were very appreciative..

As it turns out, we have met so many wonderful people these past few months. That is one of the reasons we love this job. The days do get long, busy and hot, but in the end it is so worth meeting up with so many great people. And as for the lady with the pizza mess. Who knows why, but we did the job and we got quite a few laughs out of it. As one of my friends said “it takes all different kinds to make the world go round” How true!!

5 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I'm not sure that I would have the fortitude to be down on my knees like Kevin! After all it is just a volunteer job and I'm not sure you volunteered to be someone else's keeper. But taking it in your stride and not letting it get under your skin says a lot about the nice folks you really are!

Rod and Loyce

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh you guys just crack me up! I hope to have hosts like you when we hit the road. Wait on us hand and food, sweep up our crumbs, put the chocolate on the pillow and turn down the bed? LOL

That sure is some swanky resort you are at!

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Jim and Dee said...

You are truly awesome people. I'll have to think twice in being Workkampers. Congrats for taking that mess all in stride.

Mark and Dortha said...

I will tell your Pizza story over and over!

I can't believe it is already time for you to leave your beautiful beach.

Guess that means we will see you soon.

Gypsy said...

I nearly missed this one. I can't believe the nerve of some people! I think I would have turned and walked away, but I don't think I would have cleaned up the mess she made. I guess sometimes we all have to do things we don't like just to keep the peace.