I received a funny gift from a customer at my work last week and I thought I would share the story with fellow Crohnies and was wondering if anyone else had received any thing like this.
A regular customer- Maxine - that comes into my work once a week has an ostomy bag due to having had bowel cancer, she knows I have Crohn's and we enquire after each others health all the time. Two weeks ago Maxine came into work and called me over for what I thought was our usual chat and after saying hello she said, "Joanne, does your bottom hurt after you poo?" this took me aback, but I had to smile and I said " Sometimes it does because of my haemmroids" and then she said "I have this wonderful cream I get for free from the Cancer Council, I will bring you some in next week" as we were busy I thanked her and walked away smiling. I saw her husband Pete (who has a wicked sense of humour) and said to him "Do you know I get lots of gifts from customers - chocolates, sweets etc, but your beautiful wife just topped my gift list with bum cream" he had a laugh and said thats my Maxi.
Last week when they came in I received a beautifully wrapped gift (my bum cream) with a chocolate bar tied in the bow and the card read - "We pamper you from top to bottom, Love Maxi and Pete". When I stopped laughing I thanked them for one of the most unusual gifts Ive every received. Joanne