It's August 27th, and according to Betsy's blog (The Kindness of Strangers) it's Give Flowers to a Stranger Day. I read about it last night and decided that we simply must get on board. Since I made a gazillion tissue paper flowers for LJ's party this weekend, I had plenty to choose from. On our way out the door, I grabbed a pretty yellow one. It would be perfect to present to a stranger.
Rather than complete this act myself, I pushed it off on LJ. I thought the stranger might be more receptive if it came from her (and maybe I was just a little intimidated about walking up to a stranger and handing him/her a flower... perhaps it would have been easier if I had a whole bouquet rather than one little tissue paper flower... excuses, excuses). So, I told her that she could pick anyone in the restaurant and give them the flower. She nodded her head and said yes, but she never wanted to give it up.
We ended up leaving it on the table next to the tip.
Next month, I'll be ready. I'll be braver then, too. Watch out strangers. Here I come. ;-)