Sometimes The Littlest Things Can Make Someone Happy

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Sometimes the littlest things can make someone happy. Take for example the other day. I had a paint order to fill at the local Lowe’s Home Improvement Center. As it turned out the base that was needed to mix my paint was not available in a 5-gallon bucket.

This was the case for 3 of the colors I needed. The gentleman mixing my paint said he could do it in 1-gallon cans and charge it at the 5-gallon price. This was fine for me but a lot of extra work for him. I needed a total of 25-gallons of custom paint and the only other person in the paint department was assisting other customers.

An hour passed and I was getting thirsty so I got a soda from their frig and proceeded to the checkout. Then it dawned on me that if I’m thirsty just standing around he might enjoy a drink too, so I grabbed another Pepsi. His reaction was priceless. He said in all his years working behind the counter, no one had ever bought him a soda before. He had a smile on his face for the remainder of the time he was mixing my paint. Sometimes the littlest things can make someone happy. 

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JTHIS - Professional Home Inspection Team
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Christopher Taylor
Corpus Christi, TX

Have to admit, never gave it a thought either, but now will never grab a drink without thinking about your post.  Thanks,

Jan 23, 2011 03:57 PM #1
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Sue, sometimes it is the smallest thing that can bring so much joy to others. But 25 gallons of paint? What the heck are you doing and .... why? LOL...

Jan 23, 2011 10:42 PM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Do unto others, Sue.  Good job.  I bet he turned around and did something nice for someone else later...

Jan 23, 2011 11:25 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing your story. Let's all try to spread around acts of kindness to make our days better.

 The colors of winter in Maryland. Life is good!

Jan 24, 2011 01:58 AM #4
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