Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What goes around ................


When my kids were young I traveled for a living - kinda Willy Loman style - and while traveling I would always pick up pens, notepads, candy from hotels, conferences, sales meetings, customer events etc - and bring them home to my kids. At a young enough age they thought this was great!!
Well the kids got older and the trinkets brought back from my travels did not hold the same fascination as they did when they were little. UNTIL they went off to college and I would send them pens, paper and an occasional US currency bill along with a note explaining that these were "Schoolin Supplies"

Now they are all graduated and in the work world - however, as I returned from a trip today from Tuscaloosa, via Houston, to ClevLand - there waiting at my front door was a box of much needed supplies for my apartment. My son collected these goodies from a Trade Fair in the North East and sent them via USPS with a note - Hey Dad, For all the years of hotel pens, It's payback time. Ha Ha. Love Although I will put them to good use - I still have not found the $20 bill.

8 comments:

chuck said...

oh you didn't find the 20.... chuck norris must have taken it

Webster World said...

About time hey.

FLHX_Dave said...

Now, this is proof that the small things do count. You just received something much more precious than just a box of pens and stuff. You're a wealthy man.

fasthair said...

Got to love it when they think of you enough to remember what you have done for them. As far as the 20 goes, just wait until he comes home and make him buy the first round :)

fasthair

Big Daddy said...

I always found it to fascinating about our kids.
When they are young you are the hero, Can do no wrong.
Then into the teens years you can't seem to do anything right in their eyes.
The real prize comes when you are lucky enough for them to reach the age where they start to understand and apprecieate who you are and what you have done for them.
Then... you get to rile up the grandkids and send them home as payback...LOL

Mr. Motorcycle said...

That's really funny. It sounds like you've got a really good kid with a good sense of humor!

On the move said...

Did you check that big fat pen? Maybe he rolled it up and put it in there!

One Harley Rider said...

Thanks all. Did I mention that he was a scientist? Pretty smart dude!! Takes after his mother and sisters. I just con - I mean sell people.