And the reward goes to…

The Starbucks in Longview (the one by Target) :)

Danae, Cassia, Bristol, and I went out today…Our last stop was Starbucks.

Earlier, I had purchased at Walmart a very plain yet practical clear glass container to serve as pencil holder for my office desk. When I arrived at Starbucks, I was struck with inspiration upon seeing a mug at the counter, filled with whole coffee beans which supported an assortment of handy-dandy ink pens.

The idea was PERFECT for the office. But alas, I have no whole coffee beans. SO, once again, inspiration struck!

I decided to take a long shot and asked the gal behind the counter if, by any chance, they had any older, stale, whole coffee beans lying around that I could have. I let her know that I too knew that mine was a rather random question, and that I’d like to try out their pen holder for myself. :)

A bit taken back by my unexpected question (and with a line of non-question-asking customers behind me), she thought, pondered, then informed me that she didn’t think they had any. :( (WHAT?? They don’t collect stale coffee beans??? ;) ) She turned to another gal (I believe t’was a manager) and asked her my question.

At some point, I was informed that “yes, indeed” this was a random question.

The manager gal said that “no” – they didn’t have any beans to share with me. BUT then inspiration and kindness struck HER!

She was like “We don’t have any – but you can have OURS.”

Bless her heart, she got me a little bag and filled it with the coffee beans out of THEIR mug!!!!!!! So sweet!

So now, I have my free, whole coffee beans to put on my desk. My random question was answered beyond satisfactorily. And I hope the customers in line behind me weren’t too perturbed by me – the random-question-asking customer.

Speaking of random questions…this concludes a random post. :D


13 Responses

  1. Mellie-Malloo Says:

    SO FUN!!! Wow…I can’t WAIT to see your pen holder!!! :-D

  2. Catherine Says:

    I love you sis-oh-mine…I can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Perky Says:

    I am READY for y’all to be HOME! Looking forward to seeing YOU TOO! LOVE YOU OH OH OH SO MUCH!!!

  4. Erin Says:

    Toooooooo cute Perkster!!!! :-) Go you!!!!!!!!!! :-) Love you and miss you!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Perky Says:

    I miss you too, Erin!!!!

    I rearranged my bedroom tonight. There is now space on the floor JUST FOR YOU!!!! And Malloo too, of course, of course, of course!!! Bring on the air mattresses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

    Love y’all SOOOOOO much! HUG SQUISH SQUEEZE!!!!

  6. Josh Wychopen Says:

    I miss you too Perky! I miss Chris and Cat a lot! Life at ALERT without Chris would be a lot different. ALERT is a lot better for having Chris and Cat here.

    Have a great day today Perks! See you at coffee time! ;)

  7. Perky Says:

    They come back tonight!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve missed them too. I love having family here – I agree t’wouldn’t be the same!

  8. eperkins Says:

    Alright Guys and Gals !
    I’m part of the missing everybody committee.
    Looking forward to seeing my Daughters , Son in Law and friends !
    God is good and blessings to all.
    Much love,
    Also looking forward to meeting my Grandbaby when the time comes

  9. Perky Says:

    Aw, Mom!!!!!!!!! You are part of the “those BEING MISSED club” too!!!!!! I LOVE MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So So So So MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do me a HUGE favor. You give Daddy a COMASSIVE hug, while he gives you GRANDIOSE one BACK! And both hugs will be from me!!!!!!!

    Will we see you this weekend????

  10. Kevin Says:

    Sweet! You should put up a pcture of it. :-) Hey I miss you too. I was driving through Conway the other day and almost called to see if you wanted to do lunch again. :-P

  11. Perky Says:

    LOL! You SHOULD HAVE!!!!!!!!!! hee hee. AND you should come visit us here sometime :-) Me and Chris and Catherine and baby and J and David and Caryn and all the kiddos are ALL HERE! Now THAT is a reason to visit!!! We can put you to work during the day…and at night you can visit with family and friends! Whadya say???? :-D

  12. Kevin Says:

    Sounds like a plan! :-)

  13. Perky Says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When??? :-)