Friday, October 29, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

I came out of the shower just before going to work Thursday evening when Schmoop handed me a letter she had just gotten out of the mailbox.

It was from the Kroger Co., which if you don’t know, is a large grocery store chain.

I opened the letter, and inside was a 25 dollar gift card to the aforementioned Kroger’s. I said to Schmoop, “Wow, that’s nice!!”

Now…


In addition to my family, many of you chuckleheads have never failed to astound me with your generosity and thoughtfulness directed toward Schmoop and me over the past 4 plus years.

The likes of Lu, Dana, and Rat quickly come to mind, but this act of kindness was a bit different.

The card was sent anonymously and postmarked from an area of the country that offers me no clue as to who sent it.

I have no idea why it was sent either. Perhaps whoever sent it heard that my hours at The Beer Mine are getting cut a bit. Perhaps he or she was just being kind…perhaps both.

No matter, I am not one to look a gift card in the mouth. But…

I do want to thank the purveyor of this act of kindness and hope that your kindness is returned to you ten-fold. Thanks!!

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And by the way?


Since I am off all day and will be quaffing more than a few beers, I may need a wake-up call at around 9:45 PM in order to make it to the show.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you don’t already have my number, email me, and I’ll send it along to ya.

I, and even more so, Jay, thank you in advance.

Have a ghoulishly fun Halloween weekend, and as always…

Cheers!!

27 comments:

Andy said...

That's nice.

Matt-Man said...

Andy: Ha. Indeed it was. Cheers Anj!!

Dana said...

Sometimes I think those random acts of kindness are the BEST! Not only are the a wonderful surprise, but they can be quite inspirational as well.

Here's hoping you and Jay break a leg Friday night ... or something like that!

Jay said...
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Jay said...

Well I can't call at that time cause I'm just starting to do my show prep and am too busy. Also, it's about that time that I try to time out my trips to bathroom so I'll make it through the show. haha

Random acts of kindness are always great.

Andy said...

By the way, don't go and buy a bunch of that NOZ crap. Make ya senseless.

Andy said...

Hey, by the way again, way, is your show call in? Or tweet in?

Andy said...

Do you and Jimmy offer prizes, concert tickets, free stuff?

Matt-Man said...

Dana: You are correct and yeah, I dig unexpected stuff like that. Thanks, we shall try to be funny...for once. Cheers Dana!!

Jay: I have a problem not peeing all over myself during that hour as well. Ima gonna start keeping a bucket beside me. Cheers Jay!!

Matt-Man said...

Andy: Ha. You can listen to it over the computer and hell yes you can call in and you should funny man. I'll send you something spiffy if you do. Cheers Anj!!

P.S. NOS Rawks!!!

Charlene said...

They sell beer at Kroger, I hear!

Matt-Man said...

Charlene: Ha. Yes they do!! Cheers Charlene!!

Mike said...

Kroger closed all their stores in the St. Louis area a long time ago. I thought they had gone out of business.

Matt-Man said...

Mike: Really? Wow...No, they're doing just fine around here. Huh? I did not know that. Cheers Mike!!

Michele said...

Isn't it nice how karma works?

Matt-Man said...

Michele: I tell myself that every day and try not to slip up myself. Cheers Michele!!

Joker_SATX said...

Very nice!

Matt-Man said...

Joker: Indeed it was. Have fun moving boxes. Cheers Joker!!

Knight said...

Maybe Kroger sent it. They want to lure you away from the Beer Mine.

What is Schmoop dressing as for Halloween?

David said...

As much as I would like to hallucinate that I sent that gift card to you, there are no Kroger stores in my area from which to purchase said card. Plus I didn't and don't have your mailing address. All that said, I recommend that you do not waste it on domestic caviar, only choose the imported.

Now >>> thoughtfulness directed toward Schmoop and I

Matty, Matty, Matty. do you not know the thing about testing the grammar by phrasing it as "directed toward I" verses "directed toward me" to get that right?

How is Ryno to learn proper English from good ole dad without this tidbit? (like as if my grammar is all good and such)

luv ya Matt-Man. You are a blessing of entertainment in my ho-hum life.

Cheers

Matt-Man said...

Knight: She's not dressing up; she's undressing. There will be pre-show sex tonight. Cheers Knight!!

David: I know and there is another "I" that should be a "me" in the post. Somtimes I go back and correct, other times I just say fuck it...

Of course, since you mentioned it, my OCD dictates that I go back in and correct both. Thanks for nothin'.

Cheers David!!

Knight said...

Damnit! I don't want to miss the after sex show. Can I just call in and listen from the bar?

Matt-Man said...

Knight: Not only can you, it's encouraged!! Cheers Knight!!

MysteryChick said...

I have recently been on the receiving end of generosity and kindness and it is truly inspirational.

Have a great show tonight!

Matt-Man said...

Chick: Indeed it is Chick, Hope you can catch the show tonight. Cheers Hot Stuff!!

Scott Oglesby said...

Don’tcha just love when things like this happen? It instantly puts everything back into perspective and allows you to perceive the world as inherently good, at least for a little while, again!

I thought Kroger went bankrupt in the early 90’s. That’s when they all left Pgh.

Matt-Man said...

Scott: That gift card ushered in a series of events that were really good. Nothing major, but it was as though yesterday, nothing went wrong for once. I like that. Cheers scott!!