A Bad Joke Gone Good

WE currently have a great couple of guests from Austin, Texas. It seems to be a trend that we have all the best from the Austin area. Jim happened to call me from TX before leaving and asked if there was any computer equipment I needed. He too is a geek. I jokingly said “Sure, you can bring me a Windows 7 since it was just released in the States.” We both chuckled, chatted briefly and hung up.
When they arrived, he handed me a new unwrapped Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade. After recovering from my choking spell, I asked how much I owed him, thinking we would deduct it from their week’s stay. When he said, “Not a penny. This is a gift. We always bring gifts when we go somewhere.” There was no dissuading him. I am still choked up over his thoughtfulness.