The Shirt Off His Back

Over the years, I’ve had clients say ‘thank you’ with cookies, pastries, wine, and gift cards, but I’ve actually only had one give me the shirt off his back…

A customer came in with his wife to pick out new eyewear. After our discussion of needs and wants, we found the perfect frame. While I was writing up his job, I noticed the shirt he was wearing had small eyeglasses printed all over it. I complimented him on how appropriate it was for choosing new eyewear!

When he returned a few days later to pick up his new glasses, he thanked me and handed me a bag. I was surprised to find that SAME shirt with the eyeglasses on it. Now, I can say my client literally gave me the shirt off his back!