A couple of weeks ago, I made a Gatorade and hot chocolate run during a break between Wayne Kevin’s flag football games. Grateful to have a “real” bathroom at my disposal instead of the portolets at the field, I availed myself of the facilities at the Gate Station on Magnolia Drive here in Tallahassee, where I purchased our drinks.
The Magnolia Drive Gate Station is, as convenience stores go, pretty nice. Many of the employees have been there for years and go out of their way to be welcoming and friendly. I can count on the ladies’ restroom being clean. This time, the restroom was beyond clean — it was decorated!!
I had my camera with me because I had had it at football, and my “hmmm, this has blog potential” sensor went off when my eye was drawn to the two identical signs posted on the wall. They read:
Gosh, I hope the effort works!
Man, I hope no one messes up what they’ve worked so hard on
Gee, I hope they aren’t disappointed if something gets “disturbed”
Please, Lord, don’t let them lose the optimistic view that something they create has the potential to make another person happy
Even if they are discouraged, give them the gumption and inner strength to try again
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.