One of my clients is an artist. She enjoys painting people, landscapes, and animals in her spare time. One day I spotted one of her finished canvas's. It was a pink rose and pink is my favorite color. I asked her if I could buy it from her. She wasn't sure, but added maybe later. I assumed she may have had an upcoming art show.
A couple visits later I told her I would like to buy that for myself as a Birthday gift. I always buy myself something nice for my birthday. After all it is MY birthday.
Yesterday came and it was time for my bi weekly visit to Fran Klos. When it came time for her to pay me for my services I told her to make the check out for $100 less as it was time for me to buy her beautiful Pink Rose for my Birthday gift. She responded with, "Absolutely not, you may have that for your Birthday!" I was shocked. I am still not sure what I said as I am used to being the one that gives so when receiving, especially at that level, I was at a loss for words. I think I said the standard OMG. How classlessly tacky huh? I may have said gosh vs God. I probably added something like, "Oh you don't have to do that." Jeepers I wish I would have stuck with OMG. I recall her saying, "I am pleased to give this to you Diane." And so I appropriately said, "Thank You Fran, this makes me very happy."
And so I drove home with great anticipation of hanging the precious gift, "My Rose."