Last Friday was my final day at work in the town where I've been living for the past nine years. From now on I work in my new hometown, the city of Gothenburg, so happily there will be no more early rides with the commuter train.
At the same time it felt strange to bid farewell to all my colleagues I've come to know so well. And after nine years, I guess they know a lot about me, too, not the least my interest in a certain Elvis Presley.
Still, it was a pleasant surprise when they all stood up and my boss told me that, "It feels like both Thomas and Elvis are leaving us today." And then they sang "Love Me Tender," although the lyrics were a bit altered:
After the singing ended I felt I was expected to say something, but couldn't figure out what. Thankfully Elvis came to my rescue and from my mouth came the words, "Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, and adios."
I also received some gifts, among other things a giant jigsaw puzzle. I really don't have to tell you what the subject was, do I?