The Kindness of Strangers

4 03 2010

Yesterday, after mid-afternoon running about, we sat down for a nice dinner at Melting Pot*.

Were enjoying the spicy “appetizer” fondue, there was a couple at the table across from us  flip-flopping on what to get and I had the impression that this wasn’t the place for them.
Steve and I are laughing and enjoying the experience and the couple comes up to our table. I figured they were coming to see what we were eating or to ask for advice.
The lady walked up to Steve. “Here are two gift cards, we won’t use them. Please, take them. Enjoy them!”
We were awestruck. “Are you sure?”
“Yes! Yes! PLEASE, take them!”
“Well, thank you very much.” I’m sure we sounded as bewildered as we looked.

In between courses, I opened the envelope.
There were two $25 gift cards enclosed. FOR REAL.
Our jaws dropped.
With the $25 coupon I had from my gift card and the $50 in random mystery cards… Dinner was VERY affordable.

Plus, it’s 12 hours later and I’m STILL full. Not to mentioned baffled.

*My last fondue experience, in France, culminated with a French woman instructing me, in French, that I was doing it all wrong. American Fondue Cooking is QUITE different than French Fondue Cooking.

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5 responses

4 03 2010
Connie

What good luck!!! must have been too overwhelming for them…sounds like a few people I know! give em a steak and a potato and they can manage 🙂 probably too many choices.

4 03 2010
Tony

What wonderfully kind people. There are some still out there

6 03 2010
Dennis the Vizsla

Mmmm, fondue. We haven’t been to our favorite fondue place in forever. Very nice of them to give you their cards!

7 03 2010
nat @book, line, and sinker

i went to TMP once in houston and felt a bit like the couple who gave you the gift cards. i’d do dessert there again but not a meal. i guess i’m not a fondue type…

8 03 2010
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Connie & Nat: Hm, perhaps what one man thinks is fun, another finds overwhelming?

Tony: ‘snice to know there’s still some out there.

Dennis/Jim: Mmmm, fondue indeed… now that the technicalities are out of the way.

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