Thanks For Asking!

For years I’ve been a 6 a.m. regular at the Y.

For almost as long, Patti has been there behind the front desk.  Her smile and cheerful greeting make those long steps to the Fitness Center a little less steep, the early morning hour a little more bearable.

For the past few weeks, I nursed a hernia (surgery went well — thanks, Dr. Meinke!).  As a result, I cut back on my Y visits.

When I walked in the other day, Patty was on the case.

“You were on my list to call,” she said.  “I haven’t seen you in a while.  Is everything okay?”

She was relieved to hear it is.

And I was relieved by her concern.  It made my day week month year decade.

14 responses to “Thanks For Asking!

  1. Pheidippides

    As some may know, Patti got hurt recently while working and messed up her knee. I also frequent the YMCA nearly every day and her smile and friendly hello (always remembering each member’s name) was a hollering absence during her rehab. Welcome back Patti. Your presence was missed. A few more Patti’s in this world, it might just be fun again!
    P.S. 6:00 a.m. Ouch!

  2. Innocent Bystander

    I wonder why she didn’t call me?

  3. I think it was Patti on my message recorder telling me to get “lazy fat butt down to the Y and work out!”

  4. Did you get the hernia from working out at the YMCA?

  5. Sorry, it wasn’t Patti afterall. It was my ex-wife calling from Houston!

  6. Majority of Readers

    We are, as well, relieved that our creator/founder is doing well!

  7. The stairs seemed to be just as steep with or without Patti. I do like her smile, however. A real cutey.

  8. The stairs seem just as steep with or without Patti. Her smile does quicken your step, however.

  9. What a bunch of comedians. Who knew the Y was such a riot?

  10. Carl A. Swanson

    If you think the front desk adds spice to your blog, spend a little time in the men’s steam room. Holy Moly, it is a think tank-debate filled-smorgasbord of discussion. More things get resolved in that room than in the Oval Office. Trouble is, of course, no action is ever taken.
    (Please no comparison to the present Adminstration. It is Sunday)

  11. The Dude Abides

    How come you are at the YMCA at 6:00 a.m. and your first blog entry is always at 6:02 or 6:03 each day? Is Patti actually writing your stuff??? Such would not be objectionable!

  12. You went to a muffler shop for your hernia operation????

  13. What is Patti’s last name? Let’s give her full credit.

    And I bet that, if she worked at a convenience store, she would say ‘thank you’ when she handed you the change.

  14. Patti’s last name is “Calvallaro”. And she thanks you for coming to the YMCA. Isn’t that wonderful? Go back in time and that is what was common in ole Westport.