Sunday, December 23, 2007

Kindness of strangers

Josh and I went to Mikasa yesterday since they're having their close-out sale (BOO). Just to look for last minute bargains, though really, they don't have bargains on the items you REALLY want. We were walking around the store with some things in our hands and a stranger walked up to us and asked if we were buying a lot. I said 'well, not really, just what we have here'. So he said 'well is it over $70.00?' and I said yes. He said that he had a gift card for about $70.00 and was willing to give it to me for $60.00.

The skeptical side of me thought 'what's the catch?!' and I asked him to come to the cash register with me and I'd pay him after we used it. He told me that he wanted to exchange the card for the cash value of it, but the cashier wouldn't do that, and he was stuck with a $70.00 card.

Anyways, when they scanned the card, there was actually over $74.00 on it. I asked him, again, how much he wanted for it and, again, he said $60.00. I guess it's all about being in the right place at the right time...

11 comments:

wzgirl said...

You have some sort of lucky Toonie/Loonie luck in your blood, don't you? Nice little holiday treat. haha.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful little treat that was! It's such fun when things like that happen and I'm so happy that it happened to you because you are so generous to so many other people! Hope you were able to treat yourself to something with what you purchased.

OziMum said...

Good for you! I reckon I'd be skeptical too! I love Mikasa too! My most favourite thing are our red wine glasses, I only bought a set of 4, and Todd broke one the other day :( Not happy.

Debz said...

SCORE!!!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joy and blessings.

Doris & Dan said...

Sweet!! Right place, right time.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

NICE!

redmaryjanes said...

It sounds like you both got what you wanted in that deal. Merry Christmas to you guys too!!

Alyson & Ford said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Kathy and Joel said...

Cool beans! I love it when it happens that we are in the right place at the right time.
Fun!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is what you call 'Christmas Spirit'... have a nice rest of the day...

spitgirl said...

Woot!