Personal thoughts

New Years Breakfast

New Years Day Breakfast
Customarily, I go out for Sunday breakfast. Usually at the Lancer on Hartzel. But, this morning I find it closed for New Years day. So, I take a run up to Thorold and see the Early Bird restaurant is packed with cars. So, I go to a small but lovely restaurant in Thorold called the Cosmos, I believe. Perhaps, a little more expensive but great breakfast.
I sit by the window and observe a beautiful young couple coming in. They have the facial colouring of Pakistanis. The guy looks bewildered as to what door to come in, so the young woman opens the door and the fellow walks in with the lady following.
I find this amusing so when I finish breakfast, I approach the table and say in all seriousness, I just want to let you know that in Canada it is customary for the man to open the door and let the woman precede, not the other way around.
Then I smile and they laugh.
Starting the year off right. Happy New Year yu all.

Author: Ron Brydges

Born on Vancouver Island and raised as a child in Prince Rupert and as a teenager in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Graduated, not without struggle, from Central Collegiate High School. Got my first post graduate job at a steel and pipe mill in Regina, Returned to B.C. and worked in a fabrication shop, a consulting firm, a northern mine and then went east and lived and worked in Toronto for a machinery manufacturer. Moved to St. Catharines where i worked on contract for GM. Was discharged at 62 and took up writing. Now divorced with two daughters and four grandchildren. There was a life between these lines and some of it will come out in my blogs.