Whatever happens, happens for a reason; and often, a mistake turns out better than expected. Last week, on my last full day in New York City, I had a special treat: catered lunch on the 31st floor over looking the city, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and New Jersey. 

It turns out there was a mix-up in ordering lunch for the DDD Breakfast Seminar. Usually, lunch is ordered when there’s a full day’s class. On Monday, there was just the morning seminar, which ends by noon. Unfortunately, lunch had already been ordered and none of the 

participants could stay. So it was just Eric and myself to enjoy the food and the view. I must say, this wasn’t your usual business lunch. This was good! There were gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads, drinks and great desserts.

Sitting with Alice in Wonderland

I just hope the housekeeping staff took the food home that was left. So what started out as a big money loss for the company, turned out to be a special treat.