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A Rejected Smile Card


--by integrity, posted Jun 16, 2007
As I passed through the toll booth of the bridge I pass many smile cards on, the toll booth attendant refused to forward my card to the car behind me. 

I then tried to give the smile card to the attendant because it was obvious to me that a smile is what she needed.  But she also refused to accept it. 

So I politely took my card back and wished a wonderful and happy day.  I hope she had a better day after that.
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Kat wrote: Wow! That really is too bad! But I agree! Persistence may break her! I have had toll booth workers hesitate when I ask them to pass it to the car behind me, but I have never had one refuse! That's craziness!
AURELIA wrote: Integrity,That's too bad :( Try again tomorrow. Be persistent, it'll pay off. Smile ~Aurelia
brighteyes wrote: Integrity...I agree with Aurelia & you...try again tomorrow ...maybe a different toll line..it does look like she needs a smile card and some uplifting too (how about a cup of coffee/tea?) Brighteyes ;)
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: I agree with Brighteyes, don't give up! If you try each time you see the toll person, they may say no every day but they will also begin to smile and laugh when you keep asking them! I've done that before and about the 3rd and 4th they smile and right there you have succeeded!
integrity wrote: You folks are awesome. I will keep on trying. Maybe she needed a smile and I was supposed to be there to give her one. Heck maybe she smiled after I left. Anyhow, thanks for the incouraging posts. It really helps.
Lovebug wrote: Integrity. It means, wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty, sounds like you know how to spell your name. Keep at it, smiles are contageous, I have been blessed to see many smiles, from the sternist faces. Only a brief moment, but I do see the smile, when they forget to frown.

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