Decided to treat myself to a nice dinner last weekend.
Sorry, I have to brag on myself a bit too.
I was purchasing the lobster tail when a woman came up to me and asked my how I was going to cook it. Obviously I said I was going to grill it. She then asked how for how long or how did I know when it was done. I could not give her a clear answer other than, I would just know. You cook long enough, you do, you just know. She had indicated that she always wanted to try cooking lobster but was afraid. I spoke with her and her husband for another few minutes as they picked up their chicken kabobs and I got my filet. Very nice couple, we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. Just as I was leaving the counter, I thought to myself, I am going to buy them a lobster tail for dinner. I had the seafood counter ring me up another lobster tail, yet package it for them at no cost. I found them a few isles away and said ...."Here, try a lobster tail on me". They were shocked that a complete stranger would buy them a lobster tail. I gave them a bit more specifics and some tips on grilling the tail. I hope that they really enjoyed it. I hope I run into them again so I can ask how it came out.
I was giggling the whole way home and through dinner at my "pay it forward" gesture. I also thought about the passion that folks on here have for cooking, good food, sharing ideas, and helping each other out. I consider it gift to them from the entire forum.
Since I consider it from all of us here, you owe me $$