Lightning with a big thank you to an employee.
I decided that a gift for my mom and her boyfriend for Christmas will be a photoshooting at a little studio; a couple-themed one, cause I think they'll enjoy that. I had talked with an employee a few weeks earlier about the prices and all, then decided to come back later to buy a gift card for it.
Went to the studio and had to wait, cause there were some people with photoshooting appointments. I thought if I could squeeze in between and say I just wanted a quick moment to buy a gift card, but I didn't find a good moment. Well, it wasn't too long a wait. Same employee as before talked with me and we were preparing the gift card. The type I wanted would be 99€, which I figured was a decent price. Then she said that it does not include the 39€ photoshooting 'insurance' cost.
Oh, no! I was shocked, but tried to think up a quick way to salvage the situation. I could go for a different type of gift card, which would be just a gift photoshooting - same price, but only 4 pictures to take home, instead of 10. But the employee said she'll throw in a gold card worth 39€ and I'd pay my original price of 99€ for the couple-themed shoot. I was willing to leave and grab a bit more money to pay, but she said it was fine, she sometimes hands out a photoshoot.
I didn't realize until I had left that she had given me the photoshoot cost for free with that gold card!
I just want to say, Thank You! She doesn't know how much this means to me; I was fired recently and only have one more, small paycheck coming in.