When I was about Addie’s age my mom took my sister and me out to eat at Pizza Hut while we were on vacation. It was around the time Jurassic Park came out because I remember putting the dinosaur sticker I got from the restaurant on my window in the car, it was a green brontosaurus. Obviously Pizza Hut is not fine dining, but when we got back to our hotel my mom gasped and said “I forgot to tip our server!” Being a kid I didn’t understand what the big deal was.
Before we set out on our daily adventure the next morning we stopped at the Pizza Hut where we had eaten the night before. My mom put some money in an envelope and an apology to our server for forgetting the night before.
I have absolutely no memory of what city or state we were in or what else happened on that particular trip, but I remember my mom going back to take care of that tip.
It has stuck with me ever since.
Sometimes it is the very little things that leave the biggest impression.
One time I was snorkeling with my mom in Hawaii when her face was attacked by hundreds of fish, that stuck with me just as much as the Pizza Hut tip (sorry mom.) Learn about the fish attack and 24 more random little tidbits (not a slideshow!) about me over at Shutterlovely. (There is also a bonus photo of me in a bikini at the end.)