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Thread: Jackpot fom a co-worker!

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    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
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    One of my co-workers is on a bowling league and won a door prize on Saturday. He said he took a lot of razzing from the other guys because he won the "Quilting Basket". I am the only quilter he knows.

    Jackpot for me! Inside the cute basket I found 2 magazines, 2 patterns, assorted notions, 18 pieces of fabric that I thought were fat quarters. When I took it all apart, I discovered they are 1/2 yard or more each. I let his daughter have all the candy! I kept the good stuff! :thumbup:

    Any ideas on how to "pay him back"? He said he doesn't want anything quilted :lol:
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    Woohoo, that's some Jack pot. I Cant tell you how to pay him back though.

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    That is the jackpot! Hope you played the lottery!

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    I'd buy him a gift certificate to the bowling alley.
    Or a gift certificate to a nice restaurant...

    Congratulations on your "perfect Score"

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    Speaking of "lottery", how about getting him some lottery tickets? It was really nice of him to give the stuff to you. :D

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    I like the lottery ticket idea, too. A nice gesture, but not too "familiar". I'd say about $20 and a good luck would be do it.

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    Does he barbecue? Get him a couple of steaks or a gift certificate to a butcher shop.

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    Maybe you could bake some cookies or treats for him to take bowling. Those other guys won't laugh at him any more.

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    how nice of him to give that to you.. very nice. Maye treat him to a pizza while he is bowling some time. Have it delivered??

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    Nice stuff - for you!

    I think "thank you" would be adequate - - -

    or do a "pay it forward"

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    I like this idea. Have fun with your jackpot and let us see what you do with it.

    Was this a men's league or mixed? Kind of makes you wonder whose idea it was to have a quilter's basket.

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    Wow- how awesome!!
    Gift cards are always nice. Half-yards?? Double WOW :D
    Have fun with everything!!

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    That was really nice of him. I like the idea of something to eat, steaks for grilling, pizza durring bowling some homemade cookies.....

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    Like the 'lottery tickets', a case of beer (if he drinks it), pay it forward and let him know.

    $20 worth would be okay - after all - it was HIS TREAT TO YOU.

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    $20 is a good amount...gift cert to a restaurant, or if he enjoys another sport, cert to Dick's Sporting goods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    That was really nice of him. I like the idea of something to eat, steaks for grilling, pizza durring bowling some homemade cookies.....
    Me too. Men loooove food. ;)

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    thats really awesome!

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    Make him some food and take it to work. He will appreciate it!

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    Oh 2 Doods, I really think a quilted bag for his bowling ball would be quite appropriate, don't you? LOL! Seriously though, how cool of a gift is that!?! Kind of makes you want to think about taking up bowling, huh? Congrats to you on this great surprise. :D

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    I agree with the person who said a nice batch of some home made goodies. Nothing too personal about that, and he can share it with his family. Make a "big" batch.
    If you give him something that's too pricey it would be just the same as buying the basket from him, and I'm sure that wasn't his intention.
    What a fun thing to have happen!

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    beer

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    Nice prize. I agree with giving him a gift certificate.

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    Does he read? In my family, we all love gift certificates to Barnes and Noble.

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    You did hit the jack pot. How about buying his lunch one day

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    way cool!

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