Monday, February 27, 2012

An appreciative customer …

I have three children and they are all self employed, as was my late husband. It takes a lot of drive and acceptance to be able to withstand some of the uncertainties of free-lancing but they seem to handle it well.

Facing, and satisfying, the public is not an easy task so it’s always a boon when a customer appreciates a job that’s been done and demonstrates their thanks above and beyond paying the bill.

My middle child, an avid New York Giants fan, had just that experience this week. He’d remodeled a kitchen early in the month and he and the owner had many spirited conversations about the Super Bowl.

Needless to say they were on opposite sides and it was with great glee that Matt cheered on the Giants, who were the winners!

Now fast forward to this week when he received a call from his customer who told him he’d been surfing the web and couldn’t resist purchasing a certain gift for him. And here it is …

… a retro style New York Giants toaster that actually toasts bread with the team’s logo ! Not exactly a “must have” but a fun addition to the kitchen and special because it came from a thoughtful and fun-loving customer .


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Now that is a customer who pays attention. What a cool gift.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Oh how neat Ginnie. I'll bet your son was really surprised by this unique gift! I do think my husband would love a Packers one, yes he would! Love Di ♥

4:14 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

But it is the Patriots who are toast!

9:02 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Such a nice present!! He is indeed a lucky guy!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

Self employment is indeed a challenge and made more so during economic down times. I try to work with small companies. I recently hired a small (4 people) company to clean my house for me. Dianne

6:46 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Has he tried it yet! Perhaps it burns all the toast. It may not be as nice a gift at he thought. :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, while this gift may not be a necessity, it was a fun one and if it also does toast, then it is indeed useful.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Big John said...

Looks like it 'brands' the bread rather than toasts it.

6:09 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Amazing! Toast even.

4:18 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Oh how funny! I have never seen anything like that before!
What a good sport!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

That is pretty cool. I'm sure that your son appreciated the kindness of this fellow.

10:34 AM  

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