I just wanted to share a fun little story with you all.
On Friday I got up and as I often do, wrote a good morning tweet on my Twitter feed:
Morning peeps, how are we all doing today? Ready for the weekend? It has been a busy week here…
I then got this response from the Pretzel Crisps twitter account:
@jonobacon It’s Friday, we’re feeling good! How about some comp’d bags of Pretzel Crisps to start the weekend! DM work addy and we’ll dlvr!
Being the cynical arse that I am, I suspected this was a scam. I checked their Twitter feed, but I didn’t see reams of other similar tweets (as you often see with scams), so I was stumped and replied:
@PretzelCrisps you can comp me some free Pretzel Crisps? really? why me?
At this point I was expecting this:
A round-brown, copper-bottomed bucket of nothing, sealed with a kiss..
…but I got this:
@jonobacon You asked how we were doing…and we can dlvr snacks today before the weekend…best Friday ever! DM work addy!
At this point I was either entirely gullible or there was a world of free pretzels about to come crashing down on top of me. Being the kind of brave and adventurous solider I am, I decided to risk this wave of salty deliciousness.
Well, kind of. I sent them my father-in-law’s business address. I am, as they say, a master criminal.
At this point I expected to get a call a few days later from one of the folks at the business to say a box had arrived addressed to me.
A few hours later we got a call from the business saying that a woman had walked in and dropped off two bags of pretzels. Not two packets…but two shopping bags filled with packets; approx 15 packets of Pretzel Crisps. When Lynne, who works at the business, brought them to our house we were stunned. Free pretzel crisps, and they are delicious!
I sent them a quick tweet to say thanks:
@PretzelCrisps wow, you folks are awesome, thanks so much for the crisps! They are delicious. Expect a rather nice blog entry soon.
..and naturally tweeted my surprise generally:
Huge kudos to @PretzelCrisps for sending us some free Pretzel Crisps, just because I wrote a good morning tweet. They are delicious. Thanks!
There are multiple morals to this story:
- Pretzel Crisps are delicious.
- The Pretzel Crisps company are awesome.
- Being nice and saying good morning can get you free things.