A week or so ago our instructor was commenting that her insulated coffee mug didn't hold enough coffee. I'm not really sure why her comments stuck in my head, but a few days later I was noodling around on Google and put in a query for large travel mugs. Did you know you can get an insulated mug that holds 70 oz? That's a hair over 2 litres for metric folk. As much as that appealed as a gag gift, I couldn't picture this woman carrying around a mug weighing close to 5 lbs (2 kg).
|Bubba 34-oz insulated mug|
I couldn't find this combination of size and color locally so I ordered one from Amazon. It showed up Thursday. In its gift-wrapped box it looked to me like a pair of shoes.
This morning's class was lightly attended -- only 13 students -- probably because they're also holding an adult intensive this weekend. A prereq for the intensive is Advanced Beginner level skills, so I didn't expect many of our Beginner II students would be attending, but apparently I'm wrong. I left the box in the tall swivel chair they keep in the studios for instructors, and just before she started class I pointed it out to her. She got excited like a little kid, and gushed over how pretty the box was (the box?) while she struggled to get the ribbon off of it. Apparently the gift-wrappers at Amazon don't want people peeking at their gifts prematurely! Eventually she got the box open and then laughed in delight and showed it so the other students could see it.
I love seeing people happy. Sometimes it takes so little.