Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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A good Monday

Posted 16 December 2008 in life

Today a man came into the toy store and announced that he wanted to buy toys for our Toys for Tots bin. He wandered the store and collected many items. His grand total was $220 before a 20% discount, and he walked out of the store as empty-handed as he arrived. Easily the most gracious thing I've seen in a long time.

Then, a totally sweet set of LEGOs arrived: LEGO Golden Anniversary Set #5522. Back when we were ordering, LEGO had sent us a catalog which included images of unfinished and concept box art. For this particular set they had just used an old photograph very similar to the image they eventually settled on, but with one minor difference: the father in that old photograph was smoking a pipe.

And finally, a girl I knew in high school contacted me out of the blue this evening. I hadn't talked with her in several years, and although our conversation was cut short, it was nice to hear from her.

All in all, I think the only dark cloud on my day has been the fact that nobody has left a comment on my previous post in order to finish my