This is a pretty awesome story. On February 1, I'm going into a bar where I'm meeting Lauren for her gift exchange. As I enter with gift bag in hand, this guy at the bar (Adam) snarkily asked me if I brought him his birthday present. I reply that I didn't that evening, but could in the future. We get to talking, I tell him about the blog, and Adam ultimately signs up to do the exchange yesterday on March 10.
March 10 is an important day to Adam. His father, a former police officer, died a couple of years ago on that date and he wanted to honor his father's passing by doing this exchange. Adam gave me a beer stein that was given to his dad in 1983 by a police sergeant on his 30th birthday. This police sergeant's brother-in-law was from Krakow, Poland. The stein is home blown glass and the leather koozie is also homemade as well.
It's a unique, thoughtful gift that Pam absolutely loved. And later in May, Adam invited Pam to come over for his birthday party where he'll have some home-brewed beer to fill her mug with!
|Luggage tags are conversation|
starters for her and her co-workers
-Profession: Airline Employee
-Favorite hand soap: Bath & Body Works Coconut Ginger
-Is Pam cooking spray and oil the official cooking oil in your household?: No, but I've used it.
-Any advice on how a person should handle their luggage?: Don't ever, ever put your bag on your bed or couch or anyplace you'd like to sit or lay on.
-pam.org is a site for what?: Something with women against men. [It is actually the site of the Portland Art Museum]