Friday, September 11, 2009

Kindness Abounds

Yet another act of kindness was bestowed upon us today!
Our chef was making a batch of yummy chocolaty something for one of our favorite customers, Betty, who we knew would be celebrating her birthday with us today.

All of a sudden, she realized that she was out of condensed milk which the recipe called for. Being quite the self-talker when she's in her kitchen she exclaimed out loud something to the effect, "Oh no, I don't have any evaporated milk! What am I going to do?"

Well, a nice, pierced and tattooed young man happened to be in the shop searching for a new tea to drink and he overheard her. He asked what the problem was, and she explained about the birthday surprise she wanted to make for Betty. He promptly offered to go get some for her. She said that that was too much, he insisted explainig that he had plenty of time and absolutely didn't mind.

So, he went to the grocery store a mile down the road, brought back the milk, and wouldn't take a penny for it! I had a doctor's appointment this morning, or I would have been there to run to the store while the cook went to the store. It seems these things always happen when there's only one of us in the shop--Murphy's Law of small business, I guess. But thanks to the generosity of that kind-hearted young man, everything has turned out OK.

1 comment:

Jason Witt said...

That's a touching little story, and not only because it's about some good-hearted customers in your store. It's beautiful because it shows the goodwill that surrounds the tea experience. I'm convinced it's tea that brings people together like this. --Spirituality of Tea