I saved a man's life today

@Scindhia (1943)
Chennai, India
February 24, 2016 5:48am CST
This morning I got a phone call from an unknown number. When I attended the call it was a male voice who sounded completely agitated.Our conversation was thus: Me: Hello Harried Man(HM) : Is this Tiara? (Tiara is my smart casual boutique) Me: Yes, How can I help you? HM: I'm Sri. My wife had visited your store yesterday. She was talking about a particular sari (a traditional attire) she liked at your store. A pink one with...err...golden peacock design.. Me: Yes. HM: Can you please deliver it to my house today and tell her its a surprise? Me: We do not do home deliveries. HM: Its a special occasion. Me: But there is no one to take care of the store right now. Can you ask her to come by later? I'll hold the sari. HM: She can't. (A sheepish pause). Today is our wedding anniversary and I forgot to get her a gift. I'll pay you when I come back from office.I can't go back home tonight otherwise. Pleeeeease. Me: ???!!!! You might have guessed what I did next. How do you celebrate special occasions like anniversary or birthday? Have you ever forgotten a big day? If yes, how did you manage the situation?
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
You deliver?
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Feb 16
@Lucky15, Unfinished story.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
Of course I did! How else would I save him from his wife's wrath?
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
@Scindhia You are very kind hearted and I bet you have a lifelong customer now.
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@ida123 (6237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Feb 16
There are cases that we can forget the big day especially when we are very busy at our work and in case our partner is expecting us, then explain to him/her the real scenario, I know he/she will understand.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
Where there is true love, as you say, the partner will understand.
@TheHorse (72427)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Feb 16
She moved to Michigan. I bought a horse.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Mar 16
Ahh, that answers that question.
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@TheHorse (72427)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Mar 16
@MarshaMusselman Heh heh. Actually, I'm not that great with birthdays and anniversaries.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Mar 16
@TheHorse Certainly that isn't the reason she moved to Michigan?
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb 16
Haha. It certainly sounds like you saved a man's life! Well done. Poor man. I feel sorry for him.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
His wife looked cool to me. I don't know why it agitated him so.
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Feb 16
@Scindhia She mightn't have been so cool if the husband hadn't had a gift for her. :)
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
@JudyEv Or if she knew the actual situation in which her husband sent her the gift!
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
25 Feb 16
so what did you do next?
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
I delivered the sari immediately. His wife was so shocked at first. Then she started crying.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
26 Feb 16
@Scindhia wow! did you said that it was from her husband?
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
@trivia79 Yes, I did. And I wished her a happy anniversary too.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
29 Feb 16
You put it in the post? xD
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
29 Feb 16
No, I went myself and delivered it and wished her a very happy anniversary. I wanted to see her reaction to the surprise.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
29 Feb 16
@Scindhia what was it? did she think it was the wrong size?
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
1 Mar 16
@Drosophila A sari is just a piece of cloth wrapped around the body aesthetically. There are no size issues in such a costume. She was very happy and surprised.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Feb 16
I would have done the same. I do hope he came by and paid for the sari.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
He paid me by eight in the evening.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Feb 16
@Scindhia That's good.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
@just4him At least people are fair here and do what they say!
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• United States
25 Feb 16
Very sweet of you to deliver. Did you end up closing your shop to go drop off the surprise? Did he repay you?
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
I closed the store for an hour, located the address and dropped off the surprise. The happy smile on the wife's face was worth the trip! He paid me around eight in the evening.
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• United States
25 Feb 16
@Scindhia You are very nice! And honest too - to believe a man over the phone will pay you! He definitely owes you hehe.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby He did pay me at the end . That is the advantage of a local store. People treat us really well.
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@LadyDuck (176702)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
I imagine that you delivered to save the man life. We never exchange gifts with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Last Wednesday it was my birthday and he bought a gift for me, it's quite unusual, but I appreciated.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
Why is that unusual? Don't you celebrate special occasions with gifts? What else do you do?
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@LadyDuck (176702)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
@Scindhia We do not celebrate special occasions with gifts, we usually have a nice dinner together. You should know that we are married from more than 40 years, we do not need to exchange gifts anymore.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
@LadyDuck 40 years is amazing!
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• United States
24 Feb 16
ahaha you saved that mans life It is very good of you to do so friend. I do no longer have to worry of days like that.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
He would have paid whatever price I quoted for the sari then . But I was honest.
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• United States
25 Feb 16
@Scindhia You are so good my friend.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
@TiarasOceanView I try to be
@AnneEJ (4979)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
24 Feb 16
I hope you delivered this special gift for this man. I am sure he was very thankful
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
He was so relieved after I confirmed the delivery. It made me happy that my store was the reason for someone's happiness. It is a special feeling.
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@AnneEJ (4979)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Feb 16
@Scindhia Doing something nice for someone, always makes us feel good
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
5 Mar 16
That was very nice of you. I do hope he paid you!
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
7 Mar 16
He did pay me at the end of the day. We do not get the chance to surprise others often. It was so much fun!
• Midland, Michigan
1 Mar 16
Nice of you to deliver especially since he didn't even pay you for it yet. It could also be that he purchased something else that maybe the wife wouldn't like so much, or his time to shop was waylaid or anything. I've had many times when I remembered a special occasion weeks in advance, but when the day finally came, forgot to say anything about it.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
2 Mar 16
Local stores have that advantage. People treat us well most of the time. There are definitely those odd instances where we get cheated too. By and large, we are loved
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@DianneN (85007)
• United States
29 Feb 16
Lol! I read further that you delivered the sari. I have never forgotten an important date and have my husband and sons well trained.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
1 Mar 16
Thats excellent! A occasion is special only when we think its special!
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@LeaPea2417 (22051)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Feb 16
Isn't that interesting.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
29 Feb 16
It sure was surprising. But at least it shows that the husband still cares for the wife.
@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Well, I am a romantic person. So? I will definitely do HM a big favor. I will deliver the sari plus 3 red roses & a card that reads, "Happy Wedding Anniversary to us, my love!"
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
I didn't go that far! I just delivered the sari with a hearty anniversary wish
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@Daljinder (22183)
• India
26 Feb 16
Being an Indian I would say that the wife is very lucky to have such a caring and loving husband.... Especially since he appreciates her and want to keep her happy..... Job well done!!
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
Most Indians especially married ones, don't seem to be keen on exchanging gifts, bar a few. Wonder why?
@anteraz (222)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
For quite sometimes maybe we forgot some special events due to so busy schedule.
@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
Thats true! But an event is special only when we think its special. We should make the effort to make it special.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
That sounds like a gorgeous sari. We are pretty low key in our celebrations. I would like us to be able to afford a trip for our anniversary next month though.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
26 Feb 16
Hope you get what you wish for! Advance wishes . Where have you decided to go?
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
hmmm... I wonder what happened, poor guy he had to be that desperate loll
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
25 Feb 16
I think he always used to gift something on that day to his wife and he didn't want her to feel disappointed.