Saturday, October 22, 2005

Karma Strawberries

"Someone sent you berries!" the receptionist told me, carrying back a box of Shari's Berries.

Who sent me berries? I thought, opening the box. Inside were 12 chocolate covered strawberries from California, and a note from a client.

We had received a request from a client whose daughter was entering a science fair. Her experiment was dealing with tadpoles and feed, so she needed a veterinarian to sign off on the soundness of her experiment since it involved animals. The mother even offered to pay for the consultation.

I volunteered, and said I didn't need compensation. I didn't mind doing it for free since it would take so little of my time and was for an educational purpose.

A few days later, the strawberries arrived. Mmmmm... I shared some with the staff, and took home some to my family. Colin ate his with relish, then said with lips lined in brown, "Moh chocolate, PREESE!"

Today I got the paperwork for the science project. Official USDA forms were filled out, and there were photos of the 3 aquariums that would house the tadpoles, and the 3 commercially available diets she was going to feed them (to see if there are any differences in their growth). It was very complete and very cute. Obviously no animal pain would be involved. I signed off, redeeming my strawberry debt. I look forward to seeing the experiments results.


Emily said...

How nice! The berries sound delicious, especially Colin's reaction! And that's so nice of you to help this young student.

Jess said...

Yum! Those strawberries look delicious!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was so nice of your client! Wouldn't it be nice if all of them were that nice and thoughtful?! =)

Give chocolate-fanatic,Colin hugs for me!


paula said...

Isn't it lovely to be appreciated in such a yummy way!!!!

Auntie Norma said...

Oh,My...they DO look good..mmmm

Anonymous said...

Is there a picture I missed? Everyone is sayin' the strawberries LOOK I having one of my too frequent "blonde moments(though I'm not blonde)?"

Help me out commenters!


Anonymous said...

Okay,apparently, I DID have an ultra-"blonde moment"...after I posted my last comment, I went back and DA! the link was right there....sorry!


Glad to know I'm not losing my mind!

Aunty Norma said...

so are we,Bevie!! looked good enough to eat don't they? :o)x

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm thankful I'm all here.....YES! Those berrries look SOOOOOOOOOO yummy! Now I can see why Colin was so adamant about eating lots of them!