....Carry it Simply


The Gift Card

Posted by Susi Lacoff Resner on July 4, 2014 at 10:40 PM

The Gift Card meets the Rogue Penny during a ho hum errand.

After waiting for quite a while in the return line at a not so local store I was grateful to get a Gift Card as I did not have the receipt. 

Given the distance from my house I decided to use up the gift card while I was there and buy something...

Remembering a new outdoor chair was on my shopping list I headed for the outdoor furniture area and began to test the seats. Not much of selection and not much comfort I was almost resigned to leaving empty handed. Well almost anyway - I would have the gift card to use at another time. Suddenly these great little teak benches caught my eye. Low to the ground they would be perfect for the bamboo garden next to my Buddha.

Best of all they were on sale! With a quick calculation sans my "smartphone" calculator, If I were to purchase 2 of the benches...I would use up my gift card!

Proceeding immediately to the register, eyeing the candy as I entered the check out lane my total came to $2.15 left on my gift card. Well a couple of delicious looking dark chocolate bars would solve that. As the clerk rung up my chocolate, she handed my back the gift card- odd I thought just before she said " you have a 1 cent balance on the card" Thank you for shopping here.

Incredible I thought...surely this was my lucky day. Really. Smiling to myself, I took the card, turned to the woman behind me and said, "I'm sure you will think I am crazy but this is a lucky has a penny on it. Please use it as you check out." Now she too was smiling.

Lucky indeed.

Thanks Mom, for the virtual hug and sharing the smiles that somehow always found its way to you! :D

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Reply Matt OGrady
3:00 PM on July 5, 2014 
Truly Amazing. Your relationship to your Mom is still inspiring you(and us!), thank you for sharing such an intimate experience!