Holidays and Consequences, Part 2
Though I thoroughly enjoyed my time away and returned to Hong Kong full of vim and vigor and not the faintest trace of jetlag, to which I am normally quite violently susceptible, the Gods of Retail (or perhaps it was the Hong Kong waterworks, the bastards!) were not not pleased with my little vacation, as I was greeted to this horrific scene upon my first day back at the shop.
Basically the water main just above us on Hollywood Road blew up around midnight and the ensuing geyser gushed right under our poor unprotected door, leaving a thick coating of mud on the upper level and a half an inch or so of water on the lower. Amazingly enough, outside of a couple of damp bottomed rolls of fabric, there was no damage at all- even the submerged printer pictured above still works. Still, it was a lousy first day back on the job. Evidently I am not meant to go on holiday, ever. Not even for my sister’s wedding. I’d do it again in a heartbeat, though… Mazel tov, Caroline and Zachary- long may you run!