It was Sunday afternoon. I felt a bit lazy after a week of hard work. I had already been out in the lovely sunshine … actually I was ready to curl up with a great movie.
Why not do it in different surroundings? Politikens Boghal in Copenhagen announced the showing of “Gone Girl“, complete with coffee, a (hangover) goodie bag and Gillian Flynn‘s bestselling novel. Since I never got around to actually read the book – only to read about it – I thought this might be the time to get to know the story of the mysteriously missing lady.
But, wait a minute … This is not free! Why do I want to write about it at findfun4free.com anyway?
Let me share my experience with you:
Arriving at the bookshop, I found the big screen was all empty and no other filmfans present.
A bit confused I asked the shop assistant what was going on, wondering if I had misread the location. No, it was all fine, she said. However, it turned out that they were missing a cable for the screen, and right now her poor colleague was sprinting the city for every electronic-shop that might sell him a new one. So could I please be patient just a little while?
Before I could hesitate any longer, the nice and efficient assistant has gotten me a cup of great coffee and handed over my goodie bag – now I got something to read while I was waiting. The shop assistant had also offered that she could take down my e-mailadress and let me know if they would set up another date, in case her colleague would not return with the cable before long … I turned it down, choosing the optimistic view that he certainly would return within minutes. And digged myself deeply into the novel in a pleasent chair by the window, with coffee and snacks at hand.
40 minutes later both colleague and cable was back (yes, the nice assistant did inform me the minute he entered the door). As fast as he could he got everything plugged – I was still absorbed in my book so I hardly noticed. Finally, it was time to press play. I was ready.
Alas! The bright sunlight made it completely impossible to watch anything on the big screen.
Before I was able to comment on this the shop assistant returned again, This time offering me to borrow the DVD with the movie, so I could watch it at home (in darkness), while she was thanking me for being that patient. Rather surprised I accepted her kind offer and left the shop with a smile.
As I returned home, I realised that she never did get my e-mail. Basically, she just handed over the movie to me and wished me a pleasant day, without noting any of my personal contact information.
I was amazed and could not have been any happier that Sunday!
Not only did I get a five star-service from a nice shop assistant, who could never be blamed of all the bad things messing up a great event. I also got to watch the movie anyway – on pure trust. I assure you that the price I had paid for the package was no way near five star, but service was still free. This is definitely something to remember and appreciate at a time when great service seems to be missing in most Copenhagen-shops. Even in the expensive ones.
PS: I have not had the time to watch the movie. It is still in my goodie bag on the floor. But I will – this week. And then I will return the movie to the shop, complete with G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E and a big smile to the assistant (I’ll ask her colleague to give my regards, if she is not there). You, my dear reader, is my witness now … I will not violate her trust, because gratitude IS 4 free. Please share it.