The cookie man

On my walk from the parking garage to the office, I pass by a plethora of restaurants and stores.  One shop is comprised of a 4’ counter where a single man makes and sells muffins and doughnuts in the morning, then cookies in the afternoon.

This vendor opens his shop around 6 or 6:30 am, and closes it at 4 pm.  At the end of the day, whatever products he hasn’t sold, he leaves on the counter for passers-by to take as they like.  Free of charge.  Just a kind act of good will.

Some days, this merchant doesn’t have any items left over.  (In fact, I think some days he might close his shop a little early because he has run out of inventory.)  Other days, he has a very good assortment of doughnuts and muffins and cookies that people just haven’t purchased, for whatever reason.  But most days, he has a lone muffin, a cookie or two, maybe a rogue doughnut to set out – slim pickings.

People in the area are aware of this daily gift, so usually by 4:05 pm any items that were set out are gone.  But every now and again, by the time I pass by the stand (usually around 4:15 pm or so), there is an item or two left.

Today was such a day.  Today, I got a muffin.  Carrot-raisin.

It was delicious.  : )  Thanks kind sir; you put a special treat in my otherwise ordinary day.


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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10 Responses to The cookie man

  1. rutheh says:

    Yum. What a nice cookie man.


    • Stef says:

      He really is a kind man. Day in, day out, I see him treat everyone the same – from the business execs to the homeless. He seems like a good soul.


  2. How very nice! If only more restaurants/bakeries would do the same! So much gets wasted and just thrown away when they could follow suit and do what this man does! 🙂


    • Stef says:

      I know! Some restaurants do give left-overs to food shelves and the like (which I also appreciate and think is *wonderful*) – and I would love to see that become the rule instead of the exception. 🙂


  3. Hallysann says:

    Mmmm … Carrot and raisin mufin sounds good 🙂


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