Thursday, January 28, 2010

Magpie's Diner - a personal update

I want to share some of what I'm going through because it feels good to get it off my chest, makes breathing easier...

The diner is going very well but every day that someone comes in...shocks me.

You know it's so weird...I'm sort of a contradiction. On one hand I'm proud of myself for having the guts to start the diner, and fulfilling a long time dream but on the other hand, I just don't believe I'm good enough. Every time food comes back I freak. What was wrong with it? I ask Art...Did it look like they were enjoying it? I almost want to grab the food and taste it...Art just rolls his eyes. Someone told us they heard our coffee was not very good so he ordered tea. I was so upset I wanted to shut the whole thing down and go home. Never mind that so many people tell me the coffee is delicious; it just takes that one person. I have to get a GRIP..

I don't always feel this way but some days....

Tonight my son, daughter in law and Mia are coming for dinner ... I have a lovely evening ahead of me. I hope yours is just as wonderful.

Margaret

5 comments:

Betty said...

You are very brave to have taken on your dream and I know you are going to succeed It just takes time and a lot of patience. Don't let one or two grumpy people spoil you day. There are people that if you served them gold they would want silver.
~~Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~

David said...

Do you know this?

Be careful not to take things so seriously! :-)

The Hobbit said...

I had to laugh when I read this.As you know I also cook for the public.They are a tough lot to please.Although I always try to introduce them to new and exciting foods they always rely on the comfort food.Change is difficult.Don't feel responsible for the coffee.You didn't grow it.You will succeed because you don't know how to fail.......

Margaret said...

OK...I get it and if you have a few minutes please be sure to check out the link David posted. Hilarious!!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Margaret, you will never please everyone. Don't even bother trying. Keep doing what you are doing...be positive and forget the few that complain. Hugs