from one of my clients made my day today. I went to see my tortilleria client early this morning to help him prepare some background information he needs for an appointment with an attorney on Monday morning. It's a long, long story about attempting to buy an enormous quantity of corn flour. I admire his determination to make his business succeed - and I hope he prevails in this matter. Which is pretty silly, if you ask me - the man just wants to buy flour at a decent price so he can keep the cost of his consumer product reasonable. The big, bad flour company only wants to sell him the amount they think can actually use. What do they care what he does with it, as long as he pays them for their product? Anyhow, it's a big mess and he wanted to get his information in order and create a sort of timeline for the attorney. That's where I come in - putting stuff in order. Anyhow, I had also finished another large project for him and I had a whole pile of things for him to sign. Looking at the stack of paper I brought with me, he said, "I want to buy you a new printer cartridge. I'll send one of the ladies to Office Depot to get one. Let's call and make sure they have the one you need." I was gobsmacked - it was like something (or Someone) told him I really needed a toner cartridge. Honestly, I was nursing the old one along, shaking it to get all the toner I could out of it, hoping it would hold out until I'd done the first few tax returns and could afford to order a new one. Of course, I said he didn't need to do that. But he insisted. A little voice in my head said, Just be thankful and when you see that can help someone out, go ahead and do it. We finished up the timeline, he signed the paperwork and I showed him how to do his weekly Sam's Club order online so he could just pick it up at the store instead of having to waste time shopping. And then, bless his heart, he paid me a hundred dollars besides. I am humbled by his kindness and generosity and I see several loaves of banana and pumpkin bread in his future. I don't know what I have done to deserve such great clients, but I am truly thankful for them and they work they give me to do.
4 years ago