I just want to thank you for your kindness and generosity. It was a joy and privilege to be part of your morning.
You may not have noticed me, but I noticed you…we all did. In fact, we could not help but to overhear the important cell phone call you engaged in while sitting in the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge in Frankfurt.
I’m so happy for you that your boss is sending you to Oslo to close a deal. I’m so sorry your wife did not want you to go. Yes, duty calls. No, no, she’ll forgive you. She always does.
Now, you may have been a bit anxious about flying, but I am sure you did not really mean to curse out Lufthansa for not having any beer in the lounge. After all, Lufthansa is just following orders. We’re in the midst of thing thing called a lockdown. You know, that partial shutdown meant to stop the spread of coronavirus? That means Lufthansa has been compelled to remove most food and drinks from its lounges all over Germany. Maybe you’ll have better luck at the SAS Lounge in Oslo? That lounge also has something cool:
That also means we wear masks. Even when we are on the phone. Even when we are talking to our boss. You won’t believe how powerful microphones are on mobile phones these days. Truly, you no longer need to lower your mask and yell into your phone in order for the other side to hear. Nevertheless, it was a pleasure to hear that you packed an extra change of clothes and your toiletries just in case the meeting goes long.
I’m not sure why you needed to discuss your new shoes, but I did notice how shiny they were. Congratulations on your new acquisition. Shoes say a lot about a man. And yes, the weather was unseasonably warm in Frankfurt and I also appreciated it.
Next time, just one suggestion, though. Please have your conversation outside the lounge. But many thanks for the morning exercise in ambivalence. We all laughed so hard we cried.