To the early-morning security guard,
Your voice is the second voice I hear in the morning — your “good morning!” is the second one to welcome me to another day.
No matter how tired I am, I try to shoot you a smile and a “good morning!” in return, just to let you know that I appreciate you. I know that one of these mornings I should stop and ask your name, ask you how your morning is going, or ask you how you survive 10 hours each day in a glass box at the end of a dead end industrial street. Today you were busy chatting with someone at the gate and you didn’t see me walk by — I spent the rest of my walk into the office feeling silly for feeling a little bit disappointed.
Sometimes they rotate different security staff through the different work sites — but I hope you’re here to stay for a while. I think everyone appreciates your “good morning!”s and your energy. We didn’t know what our mornings were missing until you arrived.
See you soon,