A bunch of useless crap
Published on January 19, 2013 By MasonM In Blogging

Last night I was in a place I stop in semi-regularly and the young bartender, a kid really, at some point mentioned how she would like to have an iPad but can't afford one. Since I bought my Surface tablet I haven't touched my iPad at all.

While I was outside having a smoke I got to thinking about that and walked out to my truck, grabbed my iPad and it's charger, did an erase and reset on it while I finished my smoke, and carried back inside with me. I showed it to her, complete with leather folio case, and told her I had reset it like new.

I then shoved it across the bar and said "Here, it's yours".

I was a little bit amused by the fact that her eyes got really wide and she was totally speechless. After a minute a friend of hers nudged her and, like some small child, suggested "thank you" would be appropriate.

I just told her to consider it her tip.

I wasn't using it anyway, it's a first generation iPad and doesn't even get updates anymore. But it does work and is better than nothing.  I just like my Surface a lot better.

Hopefully she will get some enjoyment out of it.

on Jan 19, 2013

Nice move.

on Jan 20, 2013

Very nice.

on Jan 22, 2013

Nice tip!

on Jan 23, 2013

Thanks, She seemed pretty happy about it.


I got to thinking about it and I think maybe her initial hesitation may have been that she thought I may have expected some "strings" attached. Not my style at all, but I think perhaps she may have thought that.

on Jan 24, 2013

Understandable.  With all the scams going on, people are getting skeptical of "Gift Horses".

on Jan 26, 2013

Dr Guy
Understandable.  With all the scams going on, people are getting skeptical of "Gift Horses".

Yeah, can't really blame them.

on Jan 28, 2013

You old softie! Really nice Mason. You did good. 

on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks, Judy.