Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time to Make the Doughnuts

I am dating myself by remembering the Dunkin Donut commercial from the late seventies. For those of you younger types this poor man kept getting up to his alarm clock ringing until he didn't know if he was coming or going... In fact, he met himself at the front door as multiple copies of him stumble around saying "Time to make the doughnuts".

I have included the youtube site for those who don't remember or would like to visit memory lane!

Today I felt like Fred the Baker. I cleaned: rabbits, cavies, house, laundry, toilets, children, yards.....only to know that tomorrow I will get the glorious privilege of doing it all again. I will even get to do it at my Mother's house and my church. Time to clean up everything...Time to clean up everything...

This would be a depressing story except that Fred the Baker made the doughnuts over and over so that his customers would have a variety of fresh doughnuts every time they came in. That is the jest of repeating the same tasks over and over.... because we care!

We do these monotonous tasks so that those folks depending on us will have what they need when they need it. Things have to get done...that's just life. However, do we do them with a stale coffee attitude or a pink frosting and sprinkles one....

Today, I was stale coffee and cardboard doughnuts. Tomorrow, I think I'll choose pink frosting and sprinkles...what will you choose?