I am sitting in The Estuary Kitchen and Grill at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, writing this brief review, whilst waiting to fly to Belfast. It’s my first visit to the city in thirteen long years. I hope I shall revisit more often now.
I ordered a large americano with hot milk on the side, as well as a pain au raisin. The lady who served me was efficient and helpful. The americano was hot and strong as I like it.
I sat down at a table and took some photos of my surroundings. I saw a young man talking to an older man. They were working and talking. They had a good relationship. I felt relaxed by the food and the music and the gentle exchanges I could overhear.
A few minutes on, they went their separate ways. The younger man came up to me and I gave him my tray. I thanked him. Then he started talking to me. His nameplate said he was called Kane. I can’t forget the name. My favourite film of all time, by my absolute favourite genius of all time. Kane and Welles could be a comedy troupe. Or maybe a department store. Or perhaps a law firm.
But not here.
Kane made my day. He talked to me about this and that, and made the modest café shine. A word here and a word there is all it takes. Thank you Kane, and thank you to your employers for encouraging you to do what you did.
Hope to see you again, soon.