aka.... At Long Last... SUCCESS!
Things have definitely gotten off to a rocky start with this whole project. I have spent more than a little time questioning my mission and whether or not giving $5 away every week is actually going to accomplish it.
We're supposed to be more joyful.
Not annoyed and slightly pissed off.
Which I 100% was after the first giveaway.
And just frustrated after the 2nd.
Well, you know what they say...
Third time is the charm?
I still had another $5 Target card I had purchased when I gave Mariah Carey hers (or tried to). Kid and I had to go to Target today for some b'day goods for Baby anyway, and I thought no time like the present. But, truth be told, after 2 failed Target missions I was feeling pretty leery about it.
We stopped into Famous Footwear, in the same plaza, since my boots are leaking water now. And it was empty.
And I'm figuring... Famous Footwear girl... you make minimum wage. You are nice and friendly... and there is no one here to tell you you can't keep a gift card. Plus Target is next door... and you can definitely spend this. I'm sure you go over to get your snack at break anyway. (Yes all that was said in my head).
And so, after a failed try of boots, I gave it to her. This time NO envelope. Just the card on it's little card stock where I wrote in the amount and on the To/From lines I just wrote "Happy Happy". I asked her if she could keep it, and she said "Yep!". She was really excited and happy. She thanked us several times. I could tell it totally made her day.
So that was great.
Finally a successful transaction!
I'm still one week behind... but I'm taking care of that tonight.
I've got an idea.
Oh and while brushing her teeth, Baby leaned her head into the hallway and yelled...
"Tomorrow's my birthday, Yo!"