Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pascal is Super Duper!!!

I want to thank HftL reader Maureen for sharing her story about meeting Pascal Dupuis and including pics of the autograph she got from him. This is just an example of ONE of the MANY reasons I LOVE THE PENS!!!!

Just wanted to share my story of meeting Pascal Dupuis yesterday. I'm a Starbucks barista, and was covering a shift at another store yesterday. Anyway, we weren't too busy, so the other barista and I were just getting some stuff cleaned and then he walked in... and I swear I had to blink 20 times to make sure it wasn't a mirage. He stepped up to the counter and I managed to choke out the words to ask him what he wanted to drink. He got himself a plain coffee (black) and ordered a vanilla latte for his wife.

I slid over to bar to start making his wife's drink, and he came over to the hand off area and I guess he noticed the Penguin's Pin on my hat (I wear it b/c our uniform code is so strict). Anyway, he asked me if I was a fan, and of course, I told him how I've been watching hockey since I can remember. I told him how I scrimp and save to get to as many games as possible, and watch the games that I can't make on TV. He was sweet and thanked me for being such a devoted fan. I worked up the nerve to ask him for an autograph, and he was more than happy to sign my Starbuck's Apron. Needless to say, I won't be wearing that apron ever again!

Anyway, I didn't want him to think I was crazy, so I shut up about hockey and thanked him for coming in. He gave me a high five and thanked me for being a fan. After he left, the barista on register handed me a 5 that he had left for me, instead of just dropping it in the tip jar. She said he gave her one too.

So I got to meet Dupuis and not only is he cool, but he's generous to us lowly baristas!












AWESOME, Maureen - such a cool story (THANKS for sharing!)!

If any of you have stories of meeting the Pens (or ANY Pens/HP-related story) and you'd like to share with us, please feel free to email me -- if I get a good response for this, maybe this will be another frequest post (who knows?!)!

thesteelcitysportsfan@gmail.com

9 comments:

Maureen said...

Hey that's me! :-) LOL... Thanks for posting my story Stephanie

mtfree said...

Cool. Very cool.

Molly said...

NICE!
hahah high five from duper! that's awesome

Rita said...

Awesome! I'll be sure to send mine in about waiting on Fleury and LeTang!

Val said...

yep, I'm with everyone else, very cool, nice and awesome. I am so glad that he was a great guy, too!

Amy said...

cute story! i am really (really) close to where a bunch of penguins live, but i've never had any run-ins. sadly.

Maureen said...

@amy- where is that? Just curious?

Staal1187Crosby said...

Nice story! Glad you had your Penguins' pin on. Definitely helped. :-)

Amy said...

@maureen - coraopolis/moon. lots of sightings in robinson area. i'm within a few miles of some of them :o