Wednesday, September 7, 2011

thank you notes. taking it to the next level

A month or so ago I was driving to Gun Barrel City for a lake weekend with my friend KD. On the way there she called me to let me know she had a flat tire. I told her to let me know if I could do anything, which I knew I couldn't since I was currently in Waco and she somewhere outside Dallas. I show up to the lake, the tire is fixed, all is well in the world. She mentioned calling the police for help and a woman with a nice manicure showed up. I laughed and said why didn't you just call AAA. Funny girl.

Fast forward a few weeks. KD and I are chatting and she mentions she got a thank you note from the police office. I said "For what". She said it was actually a response back to her thank you note from the police chief. I said 'Wait you sent a thank you letter after they helped you with your tire" She said 'Yes". Ohhhh KD, your manners never cease to amaze me.

In a day and age where people normally complain about the police or only have negative interactions with them, I thought the police officer was probably thrilled to get a thank you note in the mail. I feel pretty sure she had never received one before and unless she helps KD again or saves a kitten from a tree, might not ever get another one again.

When was the last time you sent someone a thank you card in the mail?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I really like stationary. Therefore, I like sending thank you notes. I think I really just need a pen pal.