Panera and I are pretty tight. Cinnamon Crunch Bagel? Yes, please. Decaf mocha, with whipped cream? Yes, please. Gobs of plain cream cheese? Yes, please.
I also happen to have a pretty tight relationship with Kohl's. In fact, I'm wearing a rather nice top from there as I write this!
Affiliated Agent N in Hanover, Maryland? You're my girl.
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Location: Kohl's Department Store; Hanover, Maryland
Time: approximately 6:20 p.m.
I completed my first mission today! I spent the last couple of days thinking about what I wanted to do and where I'd want to do it. Yesterday, while hitting my routing morning spot (Panera Bread) for my coffee, I was thinking about how I really need to stop stopping for coffee every morning (I'd save a lot of money!), but how I really enjoy my little stop, how its something just for me, not for my husband or my kids, its my 5 minutes alone time before I rush off to work. That's when I decided to get a few $5 gift cards so that others might get to enjoy that 5 minutes of alone time to get a great cup of coffee.
So I rushed home and printed out the business cards and found a cute note card to pen my first mission's note. I got a little side tracked because I was also going through my mail, which included a Kohl's advertisement for a big sale that started today. Panera coffee is but one of my vices, shopping at Kohl's is yet another.....Oh! The light went off, I'll hit the sale and get to surprise someone with a RAK while I shop!
Today after work, I rushed to Kohl's armed with my little package. But where to do it? First day of a big sale (their semi-annual handbag and shoe sale!), so lots of people in the parking lot, so I didn't want to pick out a car. Even the benches out front and in the foyer had people on them, so those were out too. I figured I'd be inspired once inside. I started shopping and (again) got side tracked when I hit the shoe department, because if there is one thing I'd give up Panera coffee for, it's shoes (I own about 60 pair, it’s a sickness, yes, but an oh so stylish one!).
While trying on a cute pair of flats, it dawned on me that the shoe dept would make a great place for my first mission, since it was all of my favorites rolled into one! So I took out a box of the same shoes I was trying on, just in a different size, and slid the envelope on top of the shoes! I hope that whoever tries on those shoes next enjoys their 5 minutes of coffee heaven while wearing their new shoes!
Well done, Affiliated Agent N! And creative, too! I'd LOVE to be the gal that found the perfect shoes AND a cup of coffee to go with them!