S#24: Candy to a stranger

Hello. My name is Louise Curtis, and I’m an awesomeaholic. Since late March 2010 I’ve done something awesome every day, and blogged about it.

Many of those awesomenesses were derived from a list at steffmetal.com/101-ways-to-cheer-yourself-up, including today’s one: Leave a present for a stranger in a public place.

I dreaded this one, because I had a suspicion that (a) no-one would be trusting enough to take it, and (b) there simply wouldn’t be enough people passing by (Canberra is just not a good place for crowds).

For those reasons, I left the present unwrapped, clearly labelled, and on a wooden table at a shopping centre – on Christmas Eve.

If scores of low-budget Christmas movies have taught us anything at all, it’s that the words, “It’s Christmas!” can excuse any eccentricity, up to and including minor criminal behaviour.

I even put this blog address on the card, figuring someone is more likely to accept free chocolate if they feel they’re being advertised to.

I have absolutely no idea what happened to that chocolate, and it is likely I will never know.

Side note: I extended the heiferness deadline until the new year, so keep those comments coming and you’re effectively giving to charity. (Yes, I admit it, I just like reading comments, no matter how random.)

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I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

2 thoughts on “S#24: Candy to a stranger

  1. ‘…If scores of low-budget Christmas movies have taught us anything at all, it’s that the words, “It’s Christmas!” can excuse any eccentricity, up to and including minor criminal behaviour…’

    You obviously haven’t seen the mid-90s Olsen Twin vehicle ‘To Grandma’s House We Go’, where it was used to excuse major fraud and wide-ranging theft…

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