The 10 Cent Tip!

Here’s an interesting experience from the other day:

I was sitting in a local café (using their WiFi), and working through various emails, when two men walked in. I think that perhaps they had ordered their drinks and were waiting for them, as they were standing in front of me (which was where their order would be served).

I just happened to glance upwards and noticed that they were both looking at me, or at least in my direction. Given that there was a TV screen mounted on the wall directly behind me, this was not a total surprise so I kept working away.

A few moments later I heard “Excuse me.” I looked up and one of them was clearly addressing me. “Do you know that you have a dime stuck to the top of your head?” he said. I stared at him for a few moments and then said “Pardon?” He repeated “You have a dime stuck on the top of your heard!” and then he touched the top of his head to indicate where it apparently was.

I glanced down at my laptop choosing to ignore the comment, but then I just had to confront him so I looked up again and said “You are telling me that I have a dime stuck to the top of my head?” He nodded. I looked across at the man with him who was now looking a little puzzled and focused on me.

“I really have a dime stuck to the top of my head?” I said. The man who made the initial comment nodded “Yes it is here” he said touching his head once again. I looked directly at him “Are you joking?” “No!” he replied “You really do have a dime on the top of your head!” I put my hand on my head and, sure enough, I felt a dime!

As I picked it off my head, the other man said “Did you really not know it was there?” “No” I said “ I had  no  idea. I thought you guys were just joking around.” He grinned and said “I thought that as you were playing it so cool, it was clearly some project to get a reaction!” “No!” I said “but the obvious question now is how on earth did it get there?”

It all suddenly became clear! The previous night I had taken all my loose change from my jeans pants pocket and put it in my Tilley hat. It seemed a very obvious way of keeping it all together, and with a guarantee that I would not forget it the following morning. I didn’t! As I was getting ready to go to the café, I scooped up all the loose change; put on my Tilley hat, and clearly left a dime in the hat!

Life can produce the most unpredictable events can’t it?

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35 thoughts on “The 10 Cent Tip!

  1. The wife and I noticed your blog and appreciate the creative incite you provide. We would like to encourage you to keep writing and never abandon this blog. If you ever decide you’d like a mobile app version of your blog, we would love to help. I appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.
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  2. LOLOL! Oh Colin,, so much I could say…but I will just wait and remember it 🙂 Warn me next time though! I was sitting in a dark room with my sleeping toddlers and able to get on the internet, so I decided to read your post. OH MAN, do you know how hard it was to hold in my laughter!! The tears came.

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