Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joy Giveaway Part 2

(lest you think we forgot)

Last Thursday was supposed to be our 2nd giveaway of the year. Unfortunately, I had a raging migraine... so this week we're doubling up.

Today I purchased 2 $5 giftcards to Target (I was there).

Then I immediately handed one over to our cashier. I just had the feeling she was the person.

In fact, I think she may have been the employee I had noticed the 1st week and debated giving it to.

Well, she was very grateful.

But not 30 seconds later I was approached by the floor manager saying that she couldn't except it.

And I could fill out an employee recognition form to send to corporate instead.

Hmm... not exactly what I had had in mind.

Of course I did.

While this is going on there is much hullaballo at the customer service desk about all of this.

It seems they all agree my cashier is VERY DESERVING. One of their best employees.

And so sweet.

The customer service manager said she wouldn't have taken it away.

They pointed out that that is just how great the cashier is... she is too nice to break the rules.

They all wished she just hadn't told anyone; then she could have kept it.

So I said "If I give this back to her, and you aren't looking, will that be alright."

They all agreed.

So I marched back over to her and put it on her register.

I'm not sure she knew what to make of it.

I do hope she keeps it.

(She's the cashier, with her back to us, all the way on the end)

Maybe my next mission will go better?


Julie said...

Who knew it would be so hard to give joy away? I hope she kept the card and also felt good that you noticed her.

Mariah Carey? Seriously?

Torey said...

This made me smile. Good for you!

Jenny The Bold said...

I'm not sure if you read nienie or not (if you don't you really should!!!!!) but this inspires me:

What if you guys did something like this instead?

Mrs. Smitty said...

A friend of mine went through a coffee shop drivethru this morning. When she got to the window to pay she was told the person in front of her paid for her coffee. So she paid for the person behind her. She hoped that person would keep it up. She was telling everyone this story today, inspired a lot of people to try it.

I thought of you and your crusade to give away joy. I think even if you don't see it right away - you'll have this same effect on people. Kudos to you and the kids.

Alexandra said...

Her name was NOT Mariah Carey. You totally made that up. ... Right?

Mrs. Smitty is right. It will come back around even if the immediate reward is not as gratifying as you thought it might be.

Mrs Furious said...

Mariah Carey... Seriously.

Who knew it would be so hard to give joy away?
For real.

thanks! I'd love to meet up soon. email me :)

Oh yes I read her. I forgot about that old post. Thanks for the reminder.

Mrs Smitty,
oh that is a good passing it on story.

Oh yes that is her real name. Having to put up with that rest of your life is worth the $5 alone!

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