Justin
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Mountain Biker
Sunday 15th January 2012, Avon, Colorado.
It sometimes feels like everyone in this ski town is looking to make a buck out of you.
We walked into Justin's store and were on the verge of spending a small fortune on renting equipment for our 7 week stay. Dollar signs should have been lighting up in Justin's eyes, but instead he advised us to visit another store where this particular equipment was likely to be available at a cheaper rate. We did and it was.
I was so impressed with Justin's honesty that I decided to invite him to take part in Wearelucky. I popped back the next day but he wasn’t there so I left the envelope with his colleagues and waited for the response. And waited. And waited. I eventually called the store and just like Clif, it transpired that Justin was deeply suspicious of the project. What is it with these Yanks? There's a thousand bucks up for grabs and they're choosing to just ignore it? I went through the old routine and Justin agreed to meet me at the local park. We took some photos near the frozen lake and watched a pick-up game of ice-hockey. I vowed to buy myself a pair of skates...and to make sure I don't lose the buzz for Wearelucky.
Questions & Answers
1. What were your first thoughts and feelings when propositioned with Wearelucky?
I was unsure and a little worried.
2. What have you decided to do with the money?
I'm going to make a generous contribution to someone who needs it for medical
bills.
3. What were the reasons driving that decision?
I was in need of help for a bill once.
4. Has it changed the way you think about giving?
No, I am a giving person.
5. Did you feel lucky or responsible?
Both.