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.