Whether you are tricking or treating this weekend, be safe and smart. I wear a costume every year. I think the wild side of my chameleon-like personality will be making an appearance this year. Photos on Monday…
Today I ventured to the Hallmark store for Mission Impossible. In other words, to find a few Halloween cards that had nice designs, appropriate wording, didn’t sing or play music, and cost less than a cheeseburger and fries. As I said, was an impossible mission.
I managed to find a few cards that fit the bill. To the checkout I went…prepared to be drilled with questions.
Clerk: Do you have a Hallmark Crown Rewards Card?
Me: No and no thanks.
Clerk: Okay. That will be $11.93. Would you like Gold Seals for these?
Of course I want the gold seals. They signify to my friends that I threw down full price instead of picking up two for a buck at the Dollar Tree. In fact, the gold seals make me feel a little better about the over-spending. It’s a stupid marketing gimmick to symbolize quality, but I get it. I get it. I get the gold seal thing. The stickers. The gold stickers. But, wouldn’t it be totally cool and actually worth the $12 I just spent on three folded pieces of heavy-stock paper with not-so-funny sayings if this type of golden seal popped up from behind the counter…
There are a few quality people who I’d like to mark with a gold seal. People with high integrity, honor, honesty, good judgment, charisma, and compassion. Or, any combination of good-person qualities that underlie our exterior envelopes. You are quality. You deserve a seal.
Do you know anyone that deserves a gold seal?