Like most work groups, we often go out to lunch together, and like every other group out there, we take the opportunity to discuss and vent, depending on who's at the table at the time.
Recently, our CEO accompanied us to lunch. Now, before you break something with that cringe, you need to understand that our CEO is different. He actually likes to converse about things. We discussed current politics, how ugly the current slate of conservative presidential candidates are, the weather, families, and those things we do when we're not working.
It was a delightful extended precision lunch, made even better when he picked up the tab for the table. That was unexpected and unnecessary, but he did it anyway, and although we all expressed our gratitude at the moment, a written note seems reasonable, and it's headed out in a California mailbox.