The Ninjas were excited as anyone when Groupon finally put down roots in #lovelansing. Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? And the fact that it’s been showcasing some awesome local businesses doesn’t hurt, either.
When today’s Groupon went live, it was clear it had to be a part of a ninja mission. One of our favorite bakeries, The Sugar Shack, was offering four extra-large cupcakes for the bargain price of $6 (normally they’d run you $14). So we signed up for Groupon and made our first buy.
But where to leave the gift?
I drove around my assigned west quadrant of the city kind of aimlessly at first, looking for inspiration. I will admit the thought of doing this drop in the parking lot of a medical marijuana shop briefly crossed my mind, but it somehow didn’t feel right.
And then I saw it.
Pierre’s Bridal & Prom Salon on West Saginaw Street has ALWAYS looked like a giant cupcake in building form — well, at least to me — so I pulled in. I mean, really, who can resist that oh-so-pink exterior? It just looks like a giant confection.
As it was shortly before lunch on a weekday, there weren’t many cars in the parking lot, so I had to be fast and stealthy. Instead of sticking the card under a windshield wiper, as is my usual M.O., I opted for the driver’s side door.
I’m really hoping the car belongs to a bride-to-be who’s perhaps just a wee bit frazzled in the midst of her wedding planning, and finding a small token from the ninjas just might give her a brief moment to smile … and, of course, indulge in some amazing Sugar Shack cupcakes.
Who wouldn’t love that?