Now that Percival Sunshine is enrolled in Creepy Doll Reform School, he is learning how to assimilate properly into society. His first class project was to create and deliver Valentine’s Day cards to his friends.
He worked with his friend, Sam Solomon, in designing his special Valentine’s Day cards. They determined a Victorian theme would be best.
For extra credit Percival even wrote an original poem.
Percival was so proud of his cards. He packed them in his jacket and was anxious to start delivering them.
We delivered the cards to friends at work and then he insisted on delivering cookies and a card to his friends at Starbucks. Not just any Starbucks. The one far away from home and closest to my office at work—the Starbucks on NW Highway. I was happy to accommodate Percival’s request since the baristas had provided jaw-dropping good service this week.
Off we went to deliver cookies, a Valentine’s Day card and hopefully a smile at Starbucks on Saturday afternoon. I had no idea what to expect and couldn’t have imagined a better day….
Initially I left Percival in the car, as I wasn’t sure how customers would feel about him. But it just so happened they had some photography props (aka TOYS!) that were an ideal opportunity to play. In fact, we were not merely invited to play—we were very much encouraged to play. And so we did!
Props go to the marketing team who thought of the clever idea of encouraging customers (and creepy ventriloquist’s dolls) to take photos with cute cardboard cut-outs.
Who can resist fun props like this?
Even my friend Tore took a moment to get a photo. By this point the other customers in the store were smiling at the spectacle we were creating.
Today was a success!
Camera used: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II), Canon G16
Date: February 13, 2016
Comments: Choose to have fun and don’t forget to appreciate your Starbucks baristas!
Special thank you to Sam Solomon, for designing the best Valentine’s Day cards.