After awhile pounding pavement attempting to give away gift cards, I was getting discouraged. People are so closed off and suspicious of things, makes me sad really. The number of "I'm in a hurry", "Not interested" and "No hablas anglais"'s I got was a little concerning quite frankly.
Sweaty, tired, discouraged, I went to my happy place - Twitter. I realised I needed a new approach, a new direction, an easier start. I tweeted asking who was at work at a small business in the Waterloo region, got 4 businesses and the number of employees they had and hit the nearest Tim Hortons.
This week is Smile Cookie week at Tim Hortons donates all the money from the sales of their smile cookies to a local charity, in our case, kidsability. Roughly 50 smile cookies later I was on my way to #SpreadSmiles.
First stop? Community Justice Initiatives and my buddy Jason, then I was off to see Matt at Carbon Computing, Annie at Gibsons Sound and Vision and Lise Anne at Eyelight Inc.
Matt even managed to help me give out my FIRST gift card to one of his customers!
Watch for the pictures!