guerrilla goodness 7…we’re lucky to have you

November 28, 2008

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This one is for you Kee! Thanks for being part of our project…

see the prep fpr gg7 here.

I never write thank you notes. Isn’t that horrible? scratch that, I sometimes write them but then they sit in a basket on my kitchen counter waiting to be sent for months on end. Only GG could turn this personal flaw around. I decided I wanted thank people who rarely get thanked. You know, those doing the grunt work in the world, the thankless jobs. I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to do this.

Gina came to the rescue as she always does. I knew I wanted to write personal notes and then Gina came up with the genius idea of including scratch lottery tickets along with our cards. (We secretly hoped our particular batch of tickets would be super lucky.) The message being, “Thanks and we are lucky to have you!”. And so our adventure began and let me tell you, it’s even more fun to do GG with a friend.

We spent the morning traipsing around Richmond with a car load of kids handing out thank you notes to complete strangers. It was awesome.

Our gettin’ lucky lotto cards.

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Here is Gina giving a card to the DHL guy during a red light. Umm…can I tell you how unsafe this was with the oncoming traffic? Gina was so brave, the things we do for the GG thrill.

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The school bus driver who was waiting for us to move so he could turn the corner. He was a little surprised.

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We left one with the host to give to the dishwasher at CanCan. (a french restaurant here in Richmond)

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We left one for a member of the cleaning staff at a local private school.

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This one was our favorite, the street cleaner and Gina had a moment…he was very reluctant to take the card, Gina asked him to just trust her, he did. Sometimes we aren’t sure what to do with kindness or if it’s even real.

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We hit the window washers at The Jefferson.

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We also handed more cards to garbage truck guys, the thrift store clerk, the city bus drivers, lawn care friends, etc…20 total. It was nerve wrecking trying to hand them out and then make a quick get-a-way, my heart was pounding every time. We were surprised how normal most recipients responded, like a stranger handing you a card happens everyday. We laughed and felt silly. It was a total rush.

We hope you feel thanked if you have a thankless job today, even with out the note and a lucky card.

This also got us talking about maybe doing a group GG project in 2009. Are ya in? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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11 Responses to “guerrilla goodness 7…we’re lucky to have you”

  1. Chris Says:

    Am I in?! Put on the board!! LOL. I’m SO in.

  2. patty craft Says:

    I’m way in! Yours is the second such story I’ve heard this weekend (basically about random acts of kindness for strangers). I’m inspired to action … thank you!

  3. Amber Says:

    I am interested…but scared. That probably means that I should do it for personal growth, right? As long as I can cart the kids with me, I’m willing to give it a go.

  4. Kristin Says:

    what a great idea! i’d love to hear about the 2009 gg event!

  5. Sarah Says:

    I think this is my favorite GG act so far! So awesome, P&G!
    I am totally in for GG 2009!

  6. Mariella Says:

    Oh my goodness….I love this idea, especially with the lottery ticket!! Thank you for the inpsiration – I can’t wait to pass out thank-you cards & lottery tickets in my town. Please count me in for GG group project in 2009! xoxo, ~ M.

  7. Cara Donahue Says:

    I am an instant fan, a friend just passed this site on to me. Thank you for having the courage to share kindness to others. GG7 is such a fun idea. I’m definitely in for GG’09!

  8. Synge Says:

    soooo into the group gg idea! count us way in!

  9. kristen Says:

    I am in!!


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