We now have 14 bottles of something called Kohala Bay Dark Rum, imported from Jamaica in our pantry. This afternoon I asked Tim if he could try and get me some empty boxes from Gateway Liquor. I've done that before. Liquor stores usually have a stash of nice, sturdy boxes for desperate movers like myself.
About an hour later, he sent me a text that said, "They're out of boxes, but will save some for us. We're also getting a housewarming discount."
Tim always surprises me with just how nice people are to him when he simply talks to them.
The moral of the story?
Giving someone a few minutes of your time and attention can be very worthwhile.