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Employee Coupons

--by Kelonia, posted Nov 29, 2006
In the store where I work there are many customers who have kids, but hardly any money.   This past weekend the employees were given coupons for 20 percent off any Christmas merchandise.  We could give them to whoever we wanted. 

I gave most of mine out and saved a few. 

While I was working I had a lot of fun giving the coupons to parents with kids who saw all the toys we had out but knew that they wouldn't get any of them.  The parents really had a ball buying toys for their kids that they wouldn't have been able to buy without these coupons. 

It was so nice to see their eyes light up as they began to understand what the coupons were, and how they could help (A lot of the parents either do not speak english, or very little of it). 

I am having fun now imagining the happiness of some of those kids as they get toys that they 'knew' they wouldn't get :-)
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Readers Comments

Patricia wrote: My youngest daughter wanted a bike for Christmas. She knew that as I was a single parent on welfare, that she would not be getting one from me. "It doesn't matter" she said to her elder sister, "I'll ask Father Christmas for it." Her sister, who was in on the secret, explained to her that Mummy had to give Father Christmas the money before he could bring any presents. Fortunately this made sense to her and she accepted it.
jawad wrote: its a nice story
earthling wrote: It's a really nice thing that you did. I wish more stores would build meaning into all the shopping that happens around christmas.
Maggie1949 wrote: What a great story and wonderful thing to think about on Christmas morning!
punkigirl88 wrote: I love it. Merry Christmas
webduck wrote: May your kindness come back to you tenfold.
yeacupsmom wrote: What a great present to yourself. making others happy is so rewarding!

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