Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 334: Secretly Paid For A Stranger's Co-Pay

When I grow up, I want to be Santa Claus.  I know that A. I am supposedly already grown up and B. the job is already fill, but a guy can have hope can't he?  The biggest reason why I want to be Santa Claus (outside of the free cookies) is the fact that I really enjoy secretly giving gifts and surprising people.  Since I am still a ways away from manning the North Pole, I decided to try to emulate Mr. Claus today for my random act. 

I spend almost all of my days in doctor's offices for my job at ZocDoc (yet another shameless plug), and usually they aren't the most fun places to be for people.  I guess I understand since most of the people in these offices are sick with one malady or another, but I wanted to try to change the mood and vibe of one office I stopped in.  What better way to do that than with an impromptu drop in from a man who desperately wants to pretend to be Santa?  A woman was checking out from their doctor's appointment when they stepped away from the desk for a moment.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I secretly paid for a stranger's co-pay.  Instead of a gift under the tree, the woman received a "Paid For" receipt in her hand.  I must now reward myself with cookies.

1 comment:

  1. That was an awesome thing to do for someone. I'm sure she was really surprised & also appreciative of your random act today.

    I used one of your previous ideas to do a random act myself today. While I was in my local barnes & noble today buying books I also bought a book & donated it to Bernie's Books so a chicagoland needy child can have a book to read. Barnes & Noble was accepting books for Bernie's Book drive.

    It felt great to do that random act for a child. I can't begin to imagine how you have felt over this past year doing all of your random acts. Especially doing 334 of them so far throughout the year.