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August 5th, 2006 at 10:46 am

the happy stamper

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Whenever I feel like a hot chocolate hit during the working day or I have lunch with Daniel and he insists on a hot chocoloate to complete the meal (what did happen to that self-imposed withdrawal from chocolate he so recently espoused? I believe that even in its liquid form IT’S STILL CHOCOLATE. However…) I have a preferred provider to whom I turn. He’s always cheerful and, importantly, both understanding of my requirement for marshmallows and generous in their application. Like many outlets dispensing beverages these days, there’s an option to take a loyalty card and thus encouragement to keep coming back. I think it’s a good scheme. Each liquid chocolate purchased is stamped off on the card until the point is reached when loyalty pays off and is reflected in a free beverage. My provider started off by carefully stamping each hot chocolate as purchased. But, over time, trust has grown and he’s a lot freer with the stamper – two purchases might see three, or even four, stamps recorded on the card. He’s quite reckless! But he and I both know I’ll keep returning. It’s a mutually satisfying arrangement.

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4 Responses to “the happy stamper”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Hey, my week-long withdrawal included not having hot chocolate!

  2. Rae Says:

    I have a fave coffee maker. I walk up, she asks “the usual?”, I nod yes and then we small talk. Love it. Love the fact that I have a person who knows my ‘usual’. 🙂 Makes ya feel kinda spesh!

  3. Twidledee and Twidledumb Says:

    I don’t care. we think that you are wonderful

    Hugs and Kisses

  4. Miss Trish Says:

    Might also have something to do with the big smile and friendly “please” and “thank you” that I’m sure you give him!