I love my job.
It would be very easy to turn up, do the show, take the money, go home.
But that’s not how I do things. I like to get to know my hosts. True, I have bills to pay and this is how I make my living, so the money is important. But the reason I enjoy my job is that I meet such wonderful people. Like George: a quiet boy, and such a lovely young man. He was a real pleasure to be with today, and comments like this from George’s parents are what really make my job so fulfilling:
“Thanks so much for all your hard work. You do a great job! George and all of his friends had a wonderful time. He’s usually such a shy boy so it was lovely to see him letting himself go when he was up with you.”
If it was just about paying the bills, I would indeed just turn up, do the show, take the money, go home. But I cared about George. A birthday is a big day in the life of a child. With all his friends there, he wants his party to be a GREAT party. So do his parents.
So do I.
I care about all the Georges, and the Miahs and Zaks and Scarlets and Angels and Paightons (to name just my most recent parties). I want their parties to be their best days of the year. And, frankly, if they’re having fun, I’m having fun.
I’m really privileged to have such a great job.
Thank you, George (and Miah and Zak and Scarlet and Angel and Paighton) and everyone else for inviting me to your parties. I had a great time.