Friday, August 10, 2012
Random Acts of Kindness Linky Party and a FREEBIE
So, my next errand was to go to Best Buy to spend my rewards bucks ($35). I walked in, where they greeted me with a how are you today, and I said, "I'm happy, because I have these," and showed them the voucher thingies. "But," I said, "I don't know how to use them, or what I should get. I'm a teacher, so is there any great software or something you'd recommend?" A lady, who seemed to be the manager took over immediately and asked if I wanted something for myself or my students, when I remembered that I really wanted to get new ear buds for my kiddos, because it really grosses me out that they all use the same ones. I asked her how much they were, and how many she thought I could get with my $35. She led me over to the area where they were, and I noticed super-cute lime green, hot pink, purple, and turquoise ones, but they were $11.99 each, and the black ones were only $9.99. She immediately said, "Let me check my margin on these and see what I can do." I said, "You don't give teacher discounts," but she said, "I can if I want to." She led me to the front of the line, where she gave me all four colors for $9.99 each. Again, how sweet? She DID tell me her name - Krista, and I told her I would teach my students about random acts of kindness, because she was the second one today. WOW!
Finally, it was off to the airport, where I was upgraded to a better seat, for free, sat next to a very friendly new flight attendant (in her 1st month), transferred to another plane in Charlotte, where I was again upgraded to a better seat, and got a free glass of wine, and, while working on some common core junk, met a nice guy who helped me learn about 50 new Microsoft Office things in about 5 minutes (we're both married, so it wasn't that kind of meeting a guy). What's up with all that? I say, it's going to be a GREAT school year, because it has started with some really awesome random acts of kindness.
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