Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/13/2016
“I’ll be with you in a minute,” my wife Nora called out from
the kitchen where she was just finishing preparing two 20-ounce thermos of
Kemosabe mocha flavored coffee.
“Come on,” I called back. “I can’t keep being late for work.
Mr. Larson is getting annoyed that we’re all coming in late,” I added, referring
to the fact that the owner of HRD Tire Care, Mr. Lawson, told us just yesterday
that work starts at 7:00 AM, not 7:10 AM.
“One minute, Dylan!” Nora called back. “Do you want your
mocha flavored coffee or not?” she whispered as she was tightening the lids of
Five minutes later Nora and I were in our car, enjoying our
mocha flavored coffee and on our way to work. Suddenly, as we were approaching the
intersection of Lakeland and 47th Street, a bird hit our windshield,
forcing Nora to have a jerk reaction spilling some of her mocha flavored
coffee. “Oh my goodness,” I called out. “That small sparrow that is hobbling
across the intersection just hit our car.”
“What are we going to do, honey?”
“Well, if we leave it there it’s sure to get run over in the
next minute, once the light changes. Here. Hold my thermos of mocha flavored
coffee. I’m going to get the bird.” With that I exited the car and approached the
little sparrow in the middle of the intersection that was flapping it wings in
a frantic attempt to fly. As I looked up traffic from all four directions was
at a standstill. People were outside their cars watching me cup my hands around
the sparrow and pick it up. “Don’t worry, little fella,” I told the bird as I
made my way back to my car to the applauses of the on-lookers, “Everything will
be fine. I’ll take care of you.”
“Oh my goodness,” Nora stated as I got into the car and
handed the bird to her outreached cupped hands. “She's hurting,” she added as she
began to gently stroke the birds back.
“Why don’t you put your finger into your container of mocha flavored
coffee and gently put the coffee to her beak.
“She seems to like it, Dylan.”
“That’s nice. Nora, why don’t you drop me off at work and
then go home and take care of “Mocha”.
“What a cute name, honey.”
To make a long story short, over the next two weeks Nora
nursed “Mocha” back to health giving her love, attention and a daily sip of
mocha flavored coffee.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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