Tipping a Friend

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by herfrds, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    I did this the other day.

    Was out with our 4-H group pulling weeds around some trees that were planted near the animal shelter.
    well afterwards we all wanted something hot to drink because it had started raining.
    When we were walking into the local coffee shop an older gentleman I have known for around 5 years was leaving. He held the door open for all us to go through and one of the leaders joked with him about being a door man. He smiled and jokingly said he would accept any tip we were willing to give him.

    Now I couldn't past that up. I threw my arms around him and gave him a great big hug and a kiss on the cheek. He said he would carry that with him all day long.[​IMG]

    I think I embarrassed the girls in our group, but this gentleman is always great to talk to and full of good advice when you need it.
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Ah let them be embarassed! That was SWEET!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Oh pooh pooh to them if they were embarrassed. You made that sweet mans day. Good for you. [​IMG]
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Yes, that definately was very sweet of you! [​IMG]
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Im sure you made his day... I can imagine him walking away from the coffee shop with a little extra spring in his step.
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I am always amazed at the great impact of small gestures like that. Not only did it make him feel good-it also made you feel good. I always tell my wife that kind actions release endorphins and extend your life, and that mean, bitter actions reduce your life span. Just my theory. Neat thing to do, and it also indicates that you have a good humor and sense of "self."
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] hello.
    its those friendly gestures we should all do!!! a hug means alot and compliments can really make someones day! Hope you have a great Day! [​IMG]
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I bet that act of kindness helped him sail through his day.

    Random acts of kindness have their own reward.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: