Be Our Guest Video from Beauty & The Beast & What it Means to Me

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This is a guest post from ALK. He’s a local in DC that loves sing-a-long piano nights and karaoke with his friends. Here is one of his favorite movie showtunes and what it means to him.

Be our Guest, from the musical Beauty and the Beast, has special meaning for a recent college graduate searching for a rewarding career.

Be our Guest, from the musical Beauty and the Beast, has special meaning for a recent college graduate searching for a rewarding career.
I graduated last December from an undergraduate program, and finding an interesting job has been a struggle. Don’t get me wrong, I have a job in retail, but it isn’t exactly what I’ve hoped for after earning my college degree. Often the work day can be drag- but what helps to recharge me is playing in a local kickball league every Thursday night, and truly “Being a Guest” to this amazing community.

Last night, my kickball team had a team dinner together. I’ve had a frustrating week at work… but like the servers request in the Be Our Guest Video from Beauty and the Beast, I felt “invited to relax” as I sat in the dining room with the friends on my kickball team I consider my family.

“Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test.” These words from the Be Our Guest Video from Beauty and the Beast always ring true during my Thursday night kickball get-togethers. Whether on the kickball field or out to dinner with my team, I always know my friends are there to listen to my venting about the frustrations of being a recent college grad, and to support me the whole way through. And while I’m not making as much money as some of the members of my kickball family, my team still encouraged me to order what I wanted without worrying about the cost. Just as the servers say in the Be Our Guest Video from Beauty and the Beast, my friends encouraged me to “Tie your napkin ’round your neck, Cherie” and promised to “provide for the rest” of whatever portion of my bill I couldn’t pay for.

With my kickball friends, “a dinner here is never second best.” No matter where we decide to go after our Thursday evening kickball games, there is sure to be singing, dancing, and an all-around sense of community that helps me to recharge after the frustrations of applying to jobs, being rejected, and working a job that doesn’t require the degree I worked hard to obtain. As servers from the Be Our Guest video from Beauty and the Beast bequest on their guests, my kickball team is always encourages me to “Be our guest!, helping me to “Get [my] worries off [my] chest.”