Sunday, December 23, 2012
A Surprise at Wegmans?
I was heading to Wegmans this evening to pick up a few items that we needed and I was in the mood to do a little surprise. Before I left home I took out a piece of paper, an envelope, and a McDonald's gift card. On the note, I wrote "Enjoy this gift from a stranger! Pay it forward." Then I put the note and the card in the envelope. On the outside of the envelope I wrote, "Please open and enjoy."
As I entered Wegmans, I grabbed one of the handheld blue baskets that you use when you don't have too many items. Then I surreptitiously took the envelope out of my pocket and put it in the next basket that was on the stack. I stuck around the general area for a little bit, hoping to get a glimpse of whoever picked up the basket, curious to see what their reaction would be; but after about 5 minutes I went ahead and took care of the shopping I needed to do.
After I paid for my items, I decided to go out the same door that I had entered so that I could check to see if the envelope had been taken. Sure enough, it had! I would have loved to watch how it transpired, just for my own curiosity. Oh well, I'll have to be satisfied in the knowledge that someone got a nice surprise, and hope that they followed my invitation to pay it forward.