As I turn my key in the lock, I wonder if I will walk into an apartment covered with fine, white dust, an apartment spotlessly clean, or something in between. I hesitate.
I turn the key and push open the door. Hm. Seems clean. I walk in. There, on the shiny, dust-free hallway table, is a beautiful purple orchid. What?
I open the card. “To brighten your day. Just wanted to say thank you for your patience. I hope you’re happy with our work. Have a great day.”
I can’t help but smile. Flowers make me happy. Surprises make me happy. Unexpected happy endings make me happy. And my apartment is clean.