A couple weeks ago, I had an emergency appendectomy. My physician and surgeon at Kaiser—Dr. Ruth Holly and Dr. Jennifer Plunkett respectively—were both great and my experience in the hospital was about as pleasant as it could be.
Once I started feeling better, I drew a cartoon and emailed it to Dr. Holly and Dr. Plunkett as a “thank you.” (They saved my life and I thanked them with a silly cartoon. Well, it’s better than nothing.)
Here it is:
Yesterday I had my phone follow-up appointment with Dr. Plunkett, the surgeon. During the conversation, she told me she loves the cartoon and showed it to several of her colleagues. She said, "Now it's on my office door." That made my day.
At the end of the phone call, Dr. Plunkett jokingly said, “I hope you never need to see me again.” I hope not, too. But if I do, I know I’ll be in good hands.
Several years ago, my good friend Bob (owner of greeting card store called Two Neat) and I collaborated on this greeting card:
It’s a cheap joke but it was cracking us up. Bob decided to put it in his store to see if it would sell and, despite some people telling us we’re going to hell, it turned out to be a big hit. At that point, Bob did what any self-respecting retail genius would do: He made a “Stevie Wonder” card for every major and minor holiday:
Happy Cinco de Mayo a day early! Stevie is raising his margarita glass to you.
EDIT: I had an emergency appendectomy last week and Bob sent me this get-well card the other day. He's added another card to the Stevie line. This really made me laugh.