Jesse and I were able to knock one more place off our "Bucket List" this past week. I was in Toronto, Ontario for the SMX Expo (Search Marketing Expo). Learned a lot that I will share with you soon.
Our first day in Toronto we rented a car and drove over to Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls was absolutely beautiful…you can take a look at our pictures that I loaded to Facebook or you can look at the pictures below.
|Niagara Falls April 2011|
So while we were in Toronto we walked to ChinaTown–and had dinner. It was a long walk from the Sheraton–but it would not have been so long had we not walked in the wrong direction for about 15-20 minutes and then had to turn around.
Anyway, some folks may not agree with this–but when we finished eating–I got a to-go box even tho our hotel didn't have a microwave or refrigerator–so I could give the food to a homeless person. Which I did–right or wrong? I don't care–it's what I do.
Anyway, on the way back from ChintaTown I stopped in to Starbucks for a cup of coffee and used $20 USD–the clerk gave me back $14 and change CAN (2 $5 and change) and not thinking I dropped all the change in the tip jar…anyway…
I said "oh well–you get what you give to Jesse and it always, always, always comes back to me!!!"
Before we fly out the next day Jesse and I found a breakfast place in an off the wall place. We ordered, ate, and then went to pay…and the owner says he only takes debit cards and cash. Our meal was a little over $14–so we tried every debit card we had–because well that's all we have but the guys machine kept saying "invalid card".
So the owner of the restaurant tells us that their is an ATM about 1/2 a mile away–so Jesse drove to the ATM to see if he can get funds out from the card–Nope, it wouldn't work–he kept getting invalid card as well…so now we're in a bind–
We have a total of $5 CAN–so I said o.k. I'll go to the ATM to see if I can use my debit cards–but as I got in the rental car to go to the ATM Jesse shouts out to me–to forget it.
There was one other customer in the restaurant and he saw our dilemma and paid for our meal!!! We tried to give the guy the $5 CAN we had–but he wouldn't take it…so we left it as a tip to the owner of the breakfast place.
See, it always, always, always comes back to you!
I've proved this time and time again–how many times have you given your last dollar in your pocket to your sister, friend, or kids because they needed it?
Then something happens? You get it back. I know, sometimes it's not always monetary–but it always comes back.
I've done it in the McDonald's line–randomly paid for the persons meal in the car behind me–I get a big kick out of it–and I'll come home, check my email and while out I made a sale!
Try it sometimes–it doesn't have to be a lot of money, hell it doesn't even have to be money–it could be a donation of clothes or furniture to your favorite charity…
Please tell me your experiences with this–I would love to hear them.