We hope you are having a wonderful week. This weather, though! Last week, I was sweating and it was so hot and even a bit humid. And of course, our A/C unit was not working. Isn't that really how it always goes?! And this week, I need my sweatshirts again after packing them away. Thank you for the extended spring temperatures, Lord! I won't complain.
Last week really was just one sitcom episode after another here. I don't know why we aren't chosen for a reality show. We can always count on human nature to make really great TV and YouTube videos.
One of the episodes from last week was awesome. The picture of these guys are the main actors and my favorites. Who am I kidding ... everyone at FGS is my favorite. But this week, these three are special favorites.
Anyway, these men, Preston, Kaylon and Tyler, serve our clients in our Lawn Maintenance division. Every day, they are making everyone's properties beautiful and freshly cut on a weekly basis. They endure all the temperature changes thrown at them, too, and they never complain. Me? As you know, I complain.
One day last week, the crews were meeting for lunch at a local restaurant. My favorite part of the story is they all piled in one truck to eat and enjoy each other, thus leaving the other truck empty, but in plain view. I like those kinds of lunch parties, and I don't know why I didn't get invited. (Insert my eye roll here.)
As they were eating, they watched this car come through the parking lot and very slowly drive by the empty truck. They immediately picked up on it and thought, "Hhhmmmmm...." Ten minutes later, the same car comes back and stops next to the truck. The driver jumps out and starts stealing equipment.
"Hello. We are right here in a matching truck watching you!" Clearly, this thief wasn't very observant beyond what he wanted to steal.
All I know is Preston, Kaylon and Tyler jumped out of the truck and ran yelling at him, to which he dropped the equipment and tried to downplay his intentions. Even better? He had covered his license plate with paper. Class. Act.
I wish I could have been there. They are like little heroes this week. I had a proud mama bear moment when Scott shared it with me, and I wanted to hug them all.
But let this be your PSA: It doesn't matter who is taking care of your lawn. Leave them treats. Cookies. Protein bars. Water bottles or PowerAde. Give them a tip or even a gift card. In fact, you can do this for any service business right now. There are people who have NEVER stopped once during the last year. Essential workers, service business, restaurants, etc. If you haven't shown anyone extra kindness in the last month, now is the time. I'm sort of ranting, I know.
And if you see people driving slow through your neighborhoods checking out the equipment of your lawn maintenance providers, take down the tag. Equipment isn't cheap. We all appreciate your help. Thieves suck. There, I said it.
Now, off you go doing a random act of kindness. When you're done, bring your kind-hearted self to the garden center and pick out something beautiful to brighten your day, too. Because you are worth it.