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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A nice gym story

My memory is shot lately, so I can't recall if I mentioned that I will likely be gradually transitioning to working from home.  My company has a lovely office but due to staffing changes, most of the time I'm the only one there.  So I guess it only makes sense that they're trying to sublet it and if that succeeds, then I'll have to work from home.

The thought of working from home every day makes me shudder.  I'm a social person and being home alone all day is my nightmare.  That said, I'm trying to put a positive spin on it and figure out how to make it work for me.

Today I decided to try a lunch time class at the gym.  My beloved TRX class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and since it's only 30 minutes, I thought it might be the perfect lunch time break.

After I checked in at the gym, I was walking away from the front desk when an older man who was sitting near by asked me if he could make my day.  The skeptical New Yorker repeated it back to him with a little hesitation.  He then confirmed that that was what he wanted to do, reached in to his pocked and gave me this...

He then explained that it was a sweet caramel (or something along those lines).  At that point a huge smile came across my face and I thanked him a few times.  I'd say he did come pretty close to making my day.

Shame on me for being such a skeptic, but how many times does someone come up to you unsolicited and offer or give you something you actually want?

I look forward to enjoying my Werther's after lunch!  :)

3 comments:

Caroline said...

I am the exact same way! Yesterday I was clearly out of it because I left the ATM without my card! I live in Boston so I rarely walk around without my headphones in and I try to ignore those sales people trying to talk to you... So I was somewhat annoyed when a gentlemen tapped me on the shoulder.
He handed me my card and asked if that was mine. I must have already been 5-10min away at that point. He was breathless as he handed me the card.

Guess I shouldn't be such a skeptic either :) He made my day as well!

Jessica said...

I feel like it's OK that we were skeptical as long as we were nice and appreciative once we realized what was going on. Right?

Annette said...

Didn't your mom ever tell you not to take candy from strangers? (how's that for skepical?). Ha ha.
Anyway, it's always nice when kindness of strangers makes your day. You should pay it forward!