.

Sunshine Donut Lady

Executive Director Renee Tillman tells why she loves her job.

by Renee Tillman

Every Monday thru Thursday mid-afternoon, there are 4 gentlemen who sit in the YMCA lobby watching TV after a brief swim, just chatting.  I call them 'The Guys'.

They flirt with me, give me a hard time about anything they can think of, and thank me for spending time with them every chance I get.

I bring them donuts from time to time as I live very close to the Old Town Donuts location in Florissant.

I am now known as the ‘Sunshine Donut Lady’.

Yesterday when I came in to work there was a lady sitting with them.  They told her about me bringing in donuts.  She asked me where the days’ donuts were.

I walked over to the gentlemen and jokingly said, "Guys, you know donuts don't grow on trees. I can only bring them so often on my budget."

They immediately went into their wallets and offered to pitch in and pay for them. “Don't bother, it's my pleasure,” I said. “I was only joking.”

When I came in to work today...this is what I found on my desk.


I guess they showed me that donuts really do grow on trees...they even included a coupon with the card!

I love this job!

Renee

Executive Director, St. Charles County Family YMCA

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Heidi L. September 27, 2012 at 02:38 PM
So nice to hear about someone (else) that loves their job!
Kalen Ponche September 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Heidi- I quite enjoyed reading this too. I used to be a member of the YMCA in Maryland Heights and they have a group of people who meet in the lobby each Friday and eat cookies. Anyone who walks by could join the cookie club. I didn't always stop, but it always made me happy to see them there.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »