Friday, March 19, 2010

Sublime Kindness

I needed some chocolate today. And I'm not using the word need lightly here. I'm not talking about needing it like an addict needs her junk, I'm talking about needing it like a mama who's just realized she used the last diaper 2 hours ago. We're talking serious need, people...serious need.

Well, getting the chocolate wasn't supposed to be a problem. There's a fine little chocolatier right down the street from me. Sublime Chocolate. Mmmmmmm...good stuff. I was excited to go there. They've had a shop on the other side of town for a couple of years now, but I'd read recently that they'd opened a shop on my side of town. Perfect! Sublime, even. So, Buddy Boy and I hightailed it over there...only to find a sign on the door that read "Opening Next Week". WHAT?!?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!! (I swear they could hear me screaming in Lubbock - which is far from here, trust me.)

While my son & I made the sad slow walk back to the car, he mentioned to me that he saw someone inside. "Maybe they have some chocolate, Mommy." Well that's all the encouragement I needed, so we crossed the street again and knocked on the door. A workman came out. I told him my story - that I needed one small piece of chocolate. He got the owner, the owner immediately got on the phone, called his kitchen on the other side of town and we were back in business. It took 15 minutes to get to the other store. There was a sign on the door. "Close for Spring Break", and a smiling lady on the other side waving me in. The door wasn't locked. They were waiting for me. I walked out with not one but a dozen beautiful, exotic chocolates. Confections like Lavender, Peppermint Tea, Honey Caramel w/Hawaiian Red Salt and Curried Coconut.

The folks at Sublime will probably never understand what their small act of kindness meant to me, but suffice it to say it meant a lot.  Sublime ships their incredible creations all over the US. So if you need something truly special, from a truly special kind of business, please keep them in mind. I'd love to repay a little of their kindness. Oh, and if you need me to do any taste-testing for you, don't hesitate to ask.

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Alyssa S. said...

Nothing better than a random act of chocolatey kindness! I'm sure it's reasons like that, in addition, of course, to their delish chocolates that keeps them in business. It always makes my heart happy to hear about people willing to go that extra mile for people...especially when chocolate is involved!

Vanessa said...

That is one of the SWEETEST stories ever! I think I might have hugged the person giving me the chocolate. Although, that may have scared them and that might have ended the whole kindness thing and turned it into more of a restraining order thing...

Unknown said...

Happy FF!! I'm now following you:) Come see me later.
Have a great weekend!

ThinkFeminist said...

Happy Friday Follow!!! Please follow me at

Nice blog you have here, will stick around for awhile.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

I want it to be real, I want to put my hand in the screen and grab a bite :)

I love it when people do that, how sweet, it makes all the crappy things more bearable :)

Have a great weekend, T.

Anonymous said...

I say you were visited by Chocolate Angels! That is awesome.
Thanks for participating in Friday Follow this week. Happy to stop by. Rita @ One 2 Try.

Laura P said...

Stopping by on the Friday Follow bog hop. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

Have a wonderful weekend.

w said...

oh man. if you could harness that power and have the chocolate appear at my doorstep, then we'd really be in business.

also. did you see the award i gave you on my blog?

H said...

Following from Friday Follow! I love companies that do business like that. Have a great weekend, enjoy your chocolates!

Mrs. Micek said...

Wow! Now that is what I call customer service! That's so awesome!!

Found you from the Friday Follow!! Cute blog! Lovin it!!

Happy Friday and I hope you'll come visit... :)

Absolutely Small said...

What a...nice story! (I was going to type "sweet story", but my brain set off a bad pun alert. Close one!)
I need to check them out. Peppermint tea? How wonderful! How did it taste?

Erica said...

how wonderful! What excellent service! and they look amazing!

cabin + cub said...

Glad you got your chocolate fix! How sweet that you were able to get some! ;)

ps. I am having a giveaway...come check it out!

Kristie said...

Hi - zooming in from FF ... love your blog. i'm doing a happiness project too ... kinda ... enjoy your week!! toodles!