Sometimes a mission just creeps up on you. I needed to make a quick stop at the West Lansing Meijer (OK, who am I kidding? My grocery store stops are NEVER quick. Too many cool things to look at and pretend I know how to cook), and while I was in the check-out lane, I saw a gift card covered in congratulatory messages.
“Hey, I have a ‘way to go!’ card in my ninja toolkit!” I thought. (Yes, ninjas have toolkits. Mine is particularly tricked out. No, you can’t see it.) So I grabbed the card, added $5 to it and headed back out to the parking lot. (I should probably mention that, yes, I paid for my groceries too. Ninjas don’t steal! That would be counter-productive, now, wouldn’t it?)
I sat in my car and dug through my toolkit in search of the card. Victory! My memory was correct (for a change). In it, I wrote:
Hello! We’re going to bet you did something amazing today! (Or maybe you’re about to do something amazing!) Congratulations! Have a great day! The Lansing Ninjas
I put the gift card and a ninja calling card inside, sealed it all up and rubberbanded it to one of the carts in the cart corral. Mission accomplished.