"Today's the first of the month and that means, George, our landlord, pops by to collect the rent. George is a character and a half and we get along great and we've developed a great relationship. Especially since, as it turned out, he's also in the food business. George and his brother run a shop where they import olive oil, honey and cheeses from the Mediterranean. I've actually become a loyal customer! Today's my day off, and it's rent day, so I thought I couldn't pick a better day to treat my landlord and his family to a relaxed meal."