To celebrate Thanksgiving, I decided to do something nice and unexpected for someone. I had about a 35 minute drive to my family gathering, so I stopped at the local Sheetz (convenience store) to buy a coffee for the road. I took my travel mug in, as I usually do, and filled it up, then made my way to the register to pay. When I stepped up to the next open clerk, she asked me if it was just a coffee refill. “Yes,” I said as I handed her my Sheetz loyalty card to scan. “But, I would like to buy you a cup of coffee or a soft drink for Thanksgiving.”
She looked at me a moment, then gave me a very nice smile and said, “Thank you, hon! But we get free drinks here. That is so nice of you though, thank you.”
I must admit, I was a bit disappointed. She finished ringing up my coffee then looked at my loyalty points total and said, “You’ve earned a free coffee. Would you like that now?”
We both chuckled at this little turn of events. I thanked her, took my cup of coffee that I didn’t have to pay for and we traded “Happy Thanksgiving” wishes as I headed out the door. Even though it didn’t pan out, I still enjoyed making the offer. It was a good start to the day.