Two of my Trader Joe’s locations did not have flowers to donate to me – oh no! 30 ladies were waiting expectantly for flowers at a nursing home in Philadelphia. The sales associate sensed my disappointment and said,”We have 30 pies that were pulled off the shelf. They are a day before expiration. Would you like them? We had them set aside for a food pantry that usually picks them up but I think this is a good will ambassador kind of emergency donation.”
Wow – sounds like an “As easy as pie” idea to me!
So I put the box of pies, cakes, brownies, pineapple juice in cans and a variety of treats on the seat of my car and went on my way.
The toll collector on the PA turnpike commented, “Wow, you have a lot of pies!”
What kind would you like? Cherry or rhubarb? She was shocked and selected the rhubarb pie.
And then the random acts of pie-ing began for me.
First pie to the toll collector, six pies to the men working at a construction site, one to the editor of the local newspaper where I stopped to buy a newspaper…….and lots of treats to the ladies at the Philadelphia nursing home in Philadelphia. The kitchen manager said he would cut them up for a snack for all of the residents.
Maybe I have a new calling to be the Pie Lady rather than the Flower Lady. What do you think?