Chocolate Cream Pie
A few weeks ago one of my fellow Rotarians approached me and told me that he wanted to recommend someone for one of my pies. When I asked who it was he wanted me to bring a pie to he said it was the gal who worked as a barista at his favorite Starbucks. Then I asked, “Why does she deserve a pie?” and he answered because she is expecting a baby. And the best part? She is a surrogate mom… the baby that she is carrying will go home to live with someone else.
Since that conversation took place, I have been fairly busy – if you can call a vacation to Mexico busy that is – but I never forgot about that barista. I wanted to acknowledge the gift that she was giving but also wondered how to approach her. After all, she was pregnant, and I thought she might be reluctant to take food from someone she did not know. How would I explain this project? What would you do?
Today I thought I would just call that Starbucks and talk to a manager and tell my story. When I called this morning and asked to speak to a manager, the person who answered the phone said she was a supervisor and could help me. I explained my story and asked if she thought that I could give a pie to the most generous barista on the planet. She told me that she was that barista’s best friend, and she thought her friend would love a pie. That is why tonight I brought a Chocolate Cream Pie to Starbucks, and though I did not meet the barista, I was assured that she would receive it. This was my gift to her to acknowledge the tremendous gift that she has given. The world is a wonderful place because of people like her.